The definition of a hack is “a strategy or technique for managing one’s time or activities more efficiently.” Thank you Miriam Webster Dictionary for that. Who doesn’t love to manage things more efficiently…including our cloth diapers!
Do NOT stress about which inserts go with what diapers.
It doesn’t matter.
If it fits….it works. Seriously, as long as the insert, prefold, flat, whatever…is completely contained within the cover, it works. No need to match up brand to brand…unless you want to.
The only rule (even though I’m not a big fan of rules) you must follow is that microfiber can’t go directly against baby’s skin. That either gets stuffed into a pocket or you must put something (not microfiber) around or on top of it. For instance, use a flour sack towel (sold in most stores that have a kitchen towel sections as well as on Amazon) and wrap it around the microfiber insert. Now it can be used in ANY diaper…if it fits inside. ;)
Don’t have a dryer or space to hang cloth diaper covers and inserts everywhere? No problem!
It can be used indoors or out and folds up for easy storage. Plus it’s only around $10! I hang my stuff up at night and by morning pretty much everything is dry!
DIY Cheap Fleece (Stay-Dry) Liners
This is a great way to make amazing and CHEAP stay dry liners or something to use with non-cd safe rash creams. All you need is a micro-fleece blanket like the ones you see at Walmart (or you can also find micro-fleece at craft stores). Stick with the thinner versions as they will last longer and work better at letting the liquid through to leave a dry feeling for little one.
You can use one of your inserts to make a template and trace it on a piece of thicker paper or cardboard. Then use the template to cut the micro-fleece. No sewing required. This craft project is so easy even I have attempted it. And I don’t even sew buttons!
Do you have a cloth diaper hack that you can share?
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Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.