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Topic: Newborn Eco-Friendly Diaper Tutorial (IMG HEAVY!)  (Read 33012 times)
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« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2008 12:49:14 PM »

thats great ive made nappies for over 2 yrs now and i love too see how others do them well done, on the tute.
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« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2008 07:29:55 PM »

super job on the diapers


believe it or not, but before I found this site, I had never heard of someone making diapers, so everyone who does amazes me
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« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2008 08:57:22 PM »

Aw, not so amazing, but thanks.  Once you get the hang of it pretty easy.  Yeah, I love this site too.
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« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2008 09:20:17 PM »

I love the elastic tabs. I wish I'd had crafty people sewing diapers for me when my kids were babes =D I've made plenty out of old t-shirts and flannel blankets, but mine weren't nearly that awesome!

I would suggest polyester thread though, when you use cotton thread to sew pul it tends to wick, I know you'd rather keep the wetness inside the diaper rather than let it eek out onto baby clothing and whatnot =) Have you tried washing and drying them yet? 
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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2008 08:58:05 AM »

I've been washing and drying one of them and so far so good, and that's the one with the shower curtain in it.  I did use cotton thread for the serger and polyester for the sewing machine.  I went and checked.  I forgot about the wicking matter, good point.  I also thought about using seam sealer for the PUL gussets.  The company says it will be safe to use and will wash well.  I tell you I have learned sooooo much from posting this one post, thanks everyone.   Cheesy
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« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2008 10:41:11 AM »

Hey everyone!  I'm a Grandma!  The lil' stinker decided he just couldn't wait to get here so he came 3 weeks early.  He's 5lbs 11oz, 17" long and was born Sat. Sept 20, at 1:42pm.  His name is Jonaz Darr which means, "Capable and active loved one"  I am such a happy camper.  Now, we'll see how good I did on the diapers.  Although, I do believe he'll have to wait to grow into them.  They put preemie diapers on him and they looked big.  I will say that some friends that live around me heard about me making some and went on here to take a look and now want me to make them some.  Hey, I never expected that so that's pretty cool and I could always use the money.  Now I have to make the pattern for larger ones.  A Grandma's work is never done. Cheesy Grin Wink
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« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2008 10:53:56 AM »

Great Tute!
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« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2008 06:22:46 PM »

Congrats on Grandma-hood!
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« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2008 06:46:36 PM »

As someone who had 2 CD'd children for almost 2 years, I just wanted to put this out there. Great tute and GOOD FOR YOU figuring something out all on your own. I researched forever before I became brave enough to start making my own. On the washing, sunshine diapers and pin stripes and polka dots are 2 sites that have absolutely tons of washing info. It is so different for each person's situation based on many factors like water hardness and temp, etc. My favorite routine was (I was a swisher BTW, you eventually get over it. Breastfed poo does  not have to be swished. Solid food poo and teething on the other hand, ewwww. I gotta swish, lol!) I would do a cold rinse with out anything added to the water, then I would wash on hot with whatever detergent I was using, my fave is washing soda, borax, and simple green, and rinse with vinegar as my fabric softener. Vinegar helps with odor and helps any residue left by the detergent dissolve better. Then I would run another short hot wash to make sure they were rinsed well. I have hard water and it was a pain. I dry pailed. I just made 2 PUL bags to fit inside a kitchen trashcan and as one was washed with the dipes, the other went into service. The best detergent I ever used to keep any residual odor away was Sport Wash but after about a month, my youngest broke out in a horrible open sore diaper rash. It turns out that with my hard water, it is almost impossible to get all the soap out and those bacteria/enzymes that eat away the organic material and get the dipes so clean, if they aren't completely gone, will also go to work on anything that the organic matter is on, like DDs bum when she wet or poo'd. I stripped my dipes using blue Dawn dish soap, stopped using the SW, and the rash went away. I tried it again after I found out about the rinsing more but it still started breaking her out. Not all children have this reaction. I think SW and Bac Out work the same way so this may be something to watch out for. My best advice is this, remember, it is just a containment unit for pee and poo. I learned that if I was desperate, there was no need to run to the store in the middle of the night to get diapers like I had to a couple times with DD#1. I have a drawer full of dishtowels and receiving blankets. If all else fails, I can fold up a towel and use a blanket to tie it on and go back to sleep =) HTH
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« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2008 12:21:42 PM »

WOW!!!   Grin What fantastic advice!!!  Cheesy I really learned quite a bit and so good to know should this happen to Jonaz.  I am presently looking for the diaper inserts that were available 25 years ago that I used to flush the poo away.  It was great.  They were soft and flushable, and ok for septic tanks.  I'm still hoping to find some as soon as I remember it when I'm at the store.  I seem to forget about it every time I go. Shocked
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