Flushable Liner: An Inexpensive Convenience

Imse Vimse Flushable Diaper Liners

If you would like to save a little time washing out messes, here is an inexpensive option. These biodegradable, flushable diaper liners make the disposal of solid waste a lot easier. You can re-use the wet ones, washing them with your diapers, several times over, and save even more money there. Cottonbabies.com sells a package of 200 for $12.99. Click on the picture above to visit their site and read some reviews.


Snappi Solutions

This is a cute quickie demo showing how to use a snappi- a diaper fastener that is an alternative to pins. That was the mama's intention, anyway. But it appears that baby had another agenda - he decided to give a demo on how to really use a diaper! :)


DIY Diaper Sprayer

If you're tired of the dunk and flush method, here is a diaper sprayer you can make yourself for under $25. I especially like the idea of the shut off valve, because I have more than one little munchkin who would love to give the whole bathroom a shower! I found these links on the blog: Natural Mama

Click here for a photo tutorial!



Economical Diaper Laundering

Clean White Cotton Diapers

After emptying diapers in washing machine, rinse on a cold cycle. Then wash on a warm or hot cycle. I use a bar of Ivory soap to wash my laundry, rubbing it against a scrub pad under the water to dissolve a small amount. It is the cheapest "detergent" I know, and does not contain harsh chemicals. It can leave a deposit in your drain, especially if you, like us, do the rest of your laundry with cold water. An occasional hot water load should prevent this, however, and if a clog happens, it's not too hard to put your garden hose down there and clear it with a strong flow of water.

To dry them, hang them in the sun until they are almost dry, then pop them in the dryer for a few minutes to finish them off. This will prevent them from getting too stiff, although if it is a warm, windy day, you might not have that problem.

For more tips on natural laundering and stain removal, click on the photo above.

The Diaper Pail

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Your diaper pail can be any plastic container with a tight fitting lid. I use this Sterlite latching utility can, which is available for under $5. Place used diapers in pail until you are ready to launder. After emptying the diapers into the washing machine, spray pail and lid with white vinegar. This will disinfect and keep odors away without the effects of harsh chemicals.