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Old 01-01-2014, 05:48 PM   #1
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What do you do with your old, old, done diapes?

I've got some kissaluvs diapers that have had it. They are DONE. they don't absorb much anymore and are thinning around the leg gussets. I also have some PUL Thirsties covers that are also DONE. They've all lived a nice life.

So what do you do with your diapes when they're done? I can recycle them through a textile recycling drop off nearby, but wondering if anyone has any better solutions?

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Old 01-01-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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Re: What do you do with your old, old, done diapes?

I use the threadbare fitteds as grease and toss wipe ups. We do kitchen cloth. For really greasy messes I want something I can toss. Instead of buying paper towels for this purpose I use the old diapers. Our washer majorly leaked a greasy oily mess. I used the old diapers for this purpose.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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I would consider still listing them ffs and be really honest about them. If no one bites in a short amount of time I agree.. either use them for messes or recycle them if you think you will forget to use them for messes and they will continue to take up space.
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I had some BG with cracked pul but perfect elastic and aplix I kept a couple for swim diapers and offered the rest free but nobody wanted. After hanging on to them for months thinking I'd use them for parts I finally had to toss them. They took up way too much space. It hurt but I did all I could. They served their purpose and then some.
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Re: What do you do with your old, old, done diapes?

I've actually been wondering the same thing. I dug out my totes full of diapers from my last baby (who is now 5). I had forgotten just how many diapers we saved!! We have 2 large totes full of diapers...one nothing but prefolds & flats and the other nothing but fitteds, mostly mutts. The prefolds and flats are still awesome, but a lot of the fitteds the elastic is pretty crunchy. I've read years ago about some people replacing the elastic. Do you ladies think it's worth it? Or do you think the fabrics will still be ok? Or is it time to let these diapers go?
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I've actually been wondering the same thing. I dug out my totes full of diapers from my last baby (who is now 5). I had forgotten just how many diapers we saved!! We have 2 large totes full of diapers...one nothing but prefolds & flats and the other nothing but fitteds, mostly mutts. The prefolds and flats are still awesome, but a lot of the fitteds the elastic is pretty crunchy. I've read years ago about some people replacing the elastic. Do you ladies think it's worth it? Or do you think the fabrics will still be ok? Or is it time to let these diapers go?
As long as the fabric looks good it would be cheaper to replace the elastic than to buy new diapers.
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So far I've been stripping them for parts. Holey prefolds get used to stuff pockets. Pockets with bad PUL get the backs cut off and I can use the microfleece as a liner in fitteds. I've also cut off the fabric around snaps and sewn it onto other diapers, covers, clothes, whatever, for my own weird purposes.

I have a Crickets fitted and tonight realized the elastic was completely shot. I took out the soaker and I'll use it as a booster, and I think I'll cut off the wings and side of the diaper to make a play washcloth for my son.
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So far I've been stripping them for parts. Holey prefolds get used to stuff pockets. Pockets with bad PUL get the backs cut off and I can use the microfleece as a liner in fitteds. I've also cut off the fabric around snaps and sewn it onto other diapers, covers, clothes, whatever, for my own weird purposes.

I have a Crickets fitted and tonight realized the elastic was completely shot. I took out the soaker and I'll use it as a booster, and I think I'll cut off the wings and side of the diaper to make a play washcloth for my son.
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So far I've been stripping them for parts. Holey prefolds get used to stuff pockets. Pockets with bad PUL get the backs cut off and I can use the microfleece as a liner in fitteds. I've also cut off the fabric around snaps and sewn it onto other diapers, covers, clothes, whatever, for my own weird purposes.

I have a Crickets fitted and tonight realized the elastic was completely shot. I took out the soaker and I'll use it as a booster, and I think I'll cut off the wings and side of the diaper to make a play washcloth for my son.
That's so much work! And I'm pretty handy too

I personally would recycle them at the textile recycling center if you have one. We don't have any yet, but if I get there, that's what I'd do
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That's so much work! And I'm pretty handy too

I personally would recycle them at the textile recycling center if you have one. We don't have any yet, but if I get there, that's what I'd do
You assume that everything I do looks nice. Lol. When I say I cut off snaps and reuse them I mean that around midnight I get a bee in my bonnet, cut an oddish circle around the snaps, then whip-stitch them onto whatever random item I've concluded needs snaps.
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