I saw this amazing idea on a blog post this weekend. The post is from the Cotton Babies blog. In it Jenn Labit, creator, shares her story and journey with cloth from humble beginnings. At the end of the post there are some great links for options on what to do when you simply don’t have a diaper or can’t afford to buy any. One struck me as pure genius! I love it and so I wanted to share it with you. I can’t wait to show this example at my cloth diaper classes.
The great thing about this idea, to me, is that t-shirts are so common place. You can get shirts for next to nothing, or even free possibly from some organizations. Wash them as you would any cloth diapers to increase absorbency. My DIY recipe is very economical and can even be used on clothes. I even prefer to use this on my towels to keep them absorbing well.
If you need a cover, many popular branded covers are inexpensive if you just need a couple. Another option is to buy used or make your own from fleece or wool (buy something from a used shop and repurpose it!)
Need a closure? Diaper pins are inexpensive, as are Snappis, but if you don’t have a diaper store nearby you might have to order them. If you’re really in a pinch, get some large safety pins or even use a ribbon or scrap fabric to tie around baby’s waist like a belt. Just be sure to keep it loose enough for comfort.
Have other ideas? I’d love to hear them!