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phooey, diaper trouble

June 25th, 2010 at 06:25 am

I mentioned the cloth diapers are too big. Well we had some free newborns, and some free size ones. But we are now all out.

Yesterday there was a good CVS deal, large jumbo pack for 20 earns 10 ECBs. Plus we had a $3 coupon. and leftover ECBs with no where to spend them.

Turns out the only size diapers in jumbo packs are 3s or larger!

We went ahead and bought them since we are sure she will grow, but kinda bummed about her need of diapers.

I could just go pay full price, but I don't wanna.

In other deal news, bought a ton of junk food for camp (chips and smores making stuff) plus beef and chx for dinner, some fruit (raspberries!) and other misc food stuff all for $60, coupons totaled over $60 in savings Smile.

7 Responses to “phooey, diaper trouble”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    We've been having trouble too; AS tried to make homemade cloth diapers when we went off our service, but they fell apart in the wash. We went back on the service because they had a summer half-off special, so we have until August to either make new diapers or find used or cheap ones somewhere. It's a commitment to do cloth vs. disposable, and we do use disposables for nighttime and while traveling. But when I think about the number we HAVEN'T used, I'm still pretty happy and feel we've reduced AA's carbon footprint from where it would have been.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    What are you going to do for diapers then? Keep manipulating the big ones?

    Oh, Ceejay74, AS sews professionally, no? I bet the trouble is the quality of the darn fabric. Back in the Dark Ages of Diaperdom, I mean in the era BPF (Before Pre-Fold), cotton flannel diapers were not even sewn on the edges! They were just nipped with pinking shears and they still did not come apart after about 5,000 washings....A few years ago I tried to buy some cotton flannel and could not even find any with any substance. It all seemed only a few notches better than cheesecloth. Frown
    For both of you, if you are making diapers, I recommend well-worn linen table cloths and table napkins, if you happen to have a source. Very absorbent, very washable. (We did this. Smile ) And linen is the classic fabric to sun-bleach to restore a bright white, should you use a clothes line.

  3. Elisabeth Says:

    If you are near a Riteaid and they still have the trial size Tugaboo in store, you can get them for a $1 plus tax. The trial size is 2 diapers for $1. But in the pack is a one dollar coupon off diapers, just keep rolling it over. The trial size is their new improved keeping up with Huggies/Pampers diaper. Good luck!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Joan, she does sew quite a bit, and has done so for money, though she's mostly self-taught. :-) The problem was she didn't have a good needle to sew through the layer of towel in the middle part, so she just tried to sew it in on the sides. The towel bunched up and forced its way out on almost all the diapers.

  5. PrincessPerky Says:

    I sill send husband to look for that brand...we hae some free loaner cloth ones coming today, so hoping the ones we have will last just a few hours longer.

  6. Jerry Says:

    We are using BumGenius cloth diapers for our 7-week-old, and they adjust to fit with a smart snapping system that leads to almost no leaks whatsoever... (and when they do leak it's usually my fault!). We even got some second hand (and washed the heck out of them, of course, so we would have some insurance of cleanliness), so it wasn't too expensive. They work really well, and we only use the disposables when we go someplace, so we don't have to lug soiled dipes along with us!
    Jerry

  7. PrincessPerky Says:

    I think that is our brand! Right now they finally fit, took about 5 weeks for her butt to be big enough Smile
    You need a wet bag, then you can easily bring dirty diapers (or clothes) home just unzip and dump into the washer. Really makes it easy. Doesn't take up much room in a diaper bag either.

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