Tomorrow’s the last day to enter the contest to win the TotsBots covers and wraps! (The Contest Is Over!!)
I am doing this contest for several reasons. The first few are selfish: for example, I have tried to sell these diapers but the secondhand diaper market has largely collapsed since Ebay started cracking down on selling used ‘undergarments’. I also am tired of having them taking up room in my tiny house, and finally, I’m trying to get more traffic and visitors to my site.
But I’m also acting altruistically! I know that many of you are trying to live as frugal and budget conscious lives as I am, and if this gift of free diapers can help even a little bit, well I’m happy to help.
So in celebration of the contest, and being on my last baby to diaper, here are nine things that you can do with your baby’s old cloth diapers, once they’ve moved on (the baby, not the diapers!).
- Turn them into dish or kitchen towels.
- Use them as mops- soak them in cleaning solution and then skate around the floor.
- Because they are so absorbent, they make excellent window cleaning rags.
- Roll them and tie them into draft stoppers at the bottom of the door or window to block chilly winter drafts.
- Turn them into art; dye them bright colors and hang them on the wall. (This was a reader suggestion from this post.)
- Use them to make paper. Some of the nicest kinds of paper are made from cotton, as are pre-fold cloth diapers.
- Compost them. If they’re made of a natural material, they’re biodegradable.
- Keep them in the first aid kit. Perfect for soaking up bodily fluids!
- Give them away on your blog!
What did you do with your baby’s old cloth diapers?