Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Fast and Easy Diaper Soakers
1. Ben's pajamas are wet in the morning, unless he's wearing a random Pull-up.
2. I should buy Pull-ups because I can't keep up with the pee-stinky laundry (wait, I have lots of excellent reasons for using cloth, not disposables!!).
3. Wait, what if his cloth diapers could absorb more?
4. Like, what if I bought soakers? ohhhhhhhh, SOAKERS.
Very rapid progression from stuffing cloth wipes in his diapers to online research to sewing machine, where I proudly whipped out 7 of these babies: now I can keep up with the laundry!
(Construction & Usage: 5-7 layers of flannel or knit pants - the occasional towel scrap too; cut in a bell shape; straight stitch 1/2" from edge; zigzag edges together; ugly but good at their job - put the bell upside down on the little boy's fire hose, so the wide part of the bell is where it's needed the most)
The real question is this: how did I make it to my secondborn's third year before I heard of soakers and needed them? What else am I missing in life?