Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wanna See What I Made for $6??? (No boys allowed!)

This post is really for girls only.
If you are my son, nephew, brother, uncle, pastor, etc,
you may not want to read any farther.
Feel free to skip today and come back tomorrow!

Inspired by Genevieve,
and bolstered in confidence by Theresa when we made up some diapers for our new babes,
I decided to jump in.

My babies wear cloth...

I did some searching around on the internet
and decided to try this pattern from the Hillbilly Housewife.
I thought we might share some similarities :-)

I looked around the house for what I had,
spent $5 at Wal-Mart for some additional flannel,
and $1 at the thrift store on a pair of flannel pajama pants to cut up.

So, wanna see what I made?
10 outer pads
and 24 inner pads
for $6.00
all from old receiving blankets, t-shirts, a crib mattress liner,
new flannel, and re-purposed flannel.

For the same reasons I use cloth on the babies,
I decided to go this route after this baby is born.
~no chemicals
~no trips to town because "I'm out!!!"
~no contribution to landfills
plus an added benefit of feeling quite resourceful and independent!!

(Regarding the "ick" factor--if you scroll way down on 
you can read some really great information 
that lends significant insight into this topic.)


  1. Okay wow, I have totally thought about going cloth but was hesitant to jump in because of the price. This is awesome! I might have to give it a try along with the newborn diapers. You are so clever!

  2. I use mama cloth and have since postpartum with Meridian! I love it and will never go back to anything else!

  3. I did this as well, but made "all-in-ones with leftover PUL from making diapers. I, however, was not brave enough to blog about it. :) I think they are much more comfortable and just toss them in the diaper pail. I hope you enjoy your resourcefulness and independence. :)
    Krisha (Friend of Gretchen)

  4. Ok've got me thinking! Years back(b/4 kids) I use something that was reusable--but that was in place of a tampon. This looks like a great alternative to disposable pads. I HATE throwing things away! Thanks for the post-

  5. You guys are great! Thanks for reading!


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