I found Microfiber Towels at the local Dollar Tree, they were a pack of 3 for $1.00! I thought these would make a great cloth diaper experiment so I sent them to my buddy Bert to try out and write about! Below is her post!
Cloth Diapering on a Budget? Try Microfiber Automotive or Cleaning Towels!
With the economy being what it has the last few years it’s understandable that everyone is trying to cut back on spending. If you’re cloth diapering then you know that your investment of diapers is important and definitely not where you should be scrimping to save. What if I told you there was a way to use your pocket diapers and still save money?
If your pocket diaper inserts aren’t absorbing as much as they used to or you find you need more inserts than you have on hand, never fear, you do have some affordable options. You can stuff a pocket diaper with almost anything that will absorb liquids. Check out some microfiber towels that you can pick up in either the automotive section of a superstore such as Target or Wal-Mart. Also look in your local dollar store for these little absorbing machines!
I’ve been stuffing my daughter’s pockets with these for the last few weeks to ensure that they’d get the job done. They definitely pack a punch as far as absorption goes.
My favorite way to use these little towels is in my daughter’s nighttime diaper. She’s only 5 and a half months old so she’s still getting up at least once at night to nurse. I simply wrap the towel around her insert and then stuff it in the pocket. It’s thin and light
but gets the job done.
You also can play around with different folding techniques and use the towel as an insert. I wouldn’t let my daughter go more than two or three hours without a changing but then again I usually don’t let her gone that long unless she’s napping.
Play around with folding the towel in half, thirds or use two towels folded one on top of the other. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to use pockets. Now who doesn’t like that?
Elizabeth (aka Bert) Anderson married her college sweetheart in 2005, and started her journey into motherhood in 2008 with the birth of her son. She started blogging in 2009 as a way to keep track of her thoughts on being a first time mom, especially her struggle with postpartum depression, and as a way of reaching out to other moms who are struggling with the same things. This June, Bert had another first in her motherhood travels – a little girl! Even though she’s newly a mother of two, Bert maintains that no matter how many children you have you will always be a “first time mom” because there’s a first time for everything! Visit her blog, at FTM. Bert is a contributor for She Thinks Media.