These tips are designed to save you money, take heart, by using cloth diapers, you’re already literally saving thousands by not using disposable diapers. But there is more you can do to save!!
- Sew your own diapers, from recycled fabric. Jersey T-Shirts make fantastically soft and absorbant dipes.
- Knit your own covers or soakers from wool reclaimed from a woolen sweater
- Old towels can be recycled into diapers
- Dry Pail – don’t use soaking solutions. (Dry pailing simply means rinsing the diapers, then putting them in a pail until you’re ready to wash them)
- Wash using an ecologically friendly solution, you’ll use less, and spend less
- Dry your diapers in the sunshine. (It gets rid of stains, and costs nothing)
- Flat diapers are the cheapest. You can make your own, inherit them from a friend or buy them from a charity store.
- Buy second hand diapers, or inherit a friend’s collection, second hand diapers are often the best, as they’re “broken in”
- Practise elimination communication – not really a diaper tip, but it costs NOTHING and saves on diapers
- Don’t use disposable diaper liners, rather, cut your own from Micro fleece, or old sweaters.
- Recycled Flannel Shirts make great absorbant fabric for diapers, Pyjamas are great too!!
- Microfibre Cleaning cloths make fantastic inserts for Pocket Diapers, and can be used as boosters for regular diapers, and can often be found in dollar shops, or home depot type stores for next to nothing.
- Make your own wipes from old towels, old sweaters, old flannels or just jersey t-shirts
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