Monday, April 28, 2008

Cloth Diapers

I love cloth diapers. But they're so expensive! Doesn't the cost defeat the purpose of being frugal?

After ABW gave me a Bumkin, I was hooked on all-in-ones (coincidentally, my friend Emily offered me some before or shortly after Tucker was born, but I was unaware of how freakin' awesome they were. I told her to give them to another interested friend. My loss. Seriously). They are $18 each, and I just can't justify spending that much, particularly when I have the ability to make them.

So I present to you the $4 version of the Bumkin. I made it, with help from the Mama Bird pattern. I thought I had chosen the right pattern size (10-20 lbs), but I can't see this think fitting Tucker eight pounds from now.

View from the back:



And the front:



On the boy:



And the fabric I plan on using for the next one:

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can I say "I told you so"?? :-) Kidding. Check out diaperswappers.com to buy and/or trade diapers. If you don't mind buying used ones, that is. It's kind of addicting, though, I will warn you. ~Em

ABW said...

It's so cute!!! Great job....where were you when I was buying them up left and right?

Heidi said...

Cute and love the new fabric. I saw a lady planning her baby nursery and that was the fabric she was using for some of the baby bedding . . .

dutchgirl said...

Nice sewing job! You could have nice little side business there! But ugh, I so hear you about the price. Especially when you find a diaper you fall in love with (for us, it was Loveybum covers & Pattynaps). I've bought used diapers from a message board I belong to, but even then they aren't what I'd call cheap.

We fell off the wagon when dd started potty learning because she needed the next size and I couldn't justify buying a whole new stash. Thankfully panties are much cheaper!

Anonymous said...

Very smart work, Mommy!


Dick

Anonymous said...

Your crazy! Why dont you sell some of these things you make?
-Meg

Sarah said...

Mega cute.

Sarah said...

Oh yeah, another part of my dumb dream last night was that my husband was cleaning out his drawers and came across a Bumpkin. (No idea why.) And I said, "Hey, I'm gonna give that to Erin!"

I read this post right before bed last night, so I guess it stuck in my head, huh?

Sarah said...

Also now I'm kicking myself that I wasted that Charlie Brown fabric on the small blanket for Tucker when it could've been a super-cute diaper.

Guard Wife said...

You should 'sew' put some of your things on e-bay or SOMETHING. :)