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Old 12-01-2009, 04:23 AM   #11
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Re: t shirt dipes... really??

Wow! Loving this idea! So many innovative people out there.

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Old 12-01-2009, 06:32 AM   #12
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yep...works like a charm!! DH and I are broke and someone suggested this to me and I tried it and I'm loving it. My whole family has been giving me thier "cast off" t-shirts, which is awesome cuz they are FREE...and some are well worn so super soft!! Also the prints have been fun (had a cousin addicted to tie-dye). You get a little extra bulk at the tummy so they don't fit well under some wraps, but under a fleece soaker they work great. My fave part is if either kid (I have a 9 month old and 26 month old) gets a diaper rash, I'm not afraid to use rash cream and if it gets all gunky, just toss it!! I've used them overnight on both kiddos, and no leaks!!!

Just for reference, both my kids are in Medium diapers and fit in a Large T-shirt diaper best. I have fould that sleeve lengh makes a difference in how much "bulk" winds up at the waist. Womens shirts with the almost "cap" sleeves are too short, but some men's under shirts with really long, short sleeves leave a lot of bulk. But that being said...in a pinch any of them will do!!!

Also the longer the t-shirt is, the more absorbancy you will have in the crotch of the diaper (depending on the rise length your baby needs).

I also have been known to cut a really heavy/bulky t-shirt in half (front from back) and only use one side at a time.

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Old 12-01-2009, 07:32 AM   #13
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OK, now I need a tutorial for how to fold a tshirt into a diaper!
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love the pic thanks!!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:22 AM   #15
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I made the outer of my newborn dipes with old t-shirts

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OK, now I need a tutorial for how to fold a tshirt into a diaper!
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These are pics of my 26 month old DS(aprox 27lbs) in t-shirt dipes, snappied on...









The black one was actually 1/2 a t-shirt (I cut it front from back) because it was thick and too bulky.

The tie-dye was also a bit too big, you can see excess "stuff" in the front from the sleeves. The t-shirt was an XL.

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Old 12-01-2009, 10:05 AM   #18
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Re: t shirt dipes... really??

What a good idea, I have ton's of shirt's I don't use. How well do they hold up? My son is a super soaker, and I'm afraid I'll be changing them more often and putting more laundry on myself, any suggesion's for that??
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What a good idea, I have ton's of shirt's I don't use. How well do they hold up? My son is a super soaker, and I'm afraid I'll be changing them more often and putting more laundry on myself, any suggesion's for that??
Honestly...you will be amazed by what they hold. My only suggestion is make sure they are 100% cotton. I find even though I love all the color options in my t-shirt stash that the ones that work best are ordinary white men's undershirts...too many of my t-shirts are a poly/cotton blend. And because they are so thin, they wash up AMAZINGLY well and dry SUPER quick!!
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We used this in France when I left a pack of sposies on the plane. The cotton was so soft and it was really trim!
ETA: For super soakers, you can use a doubler or a trifolded microfiber towel.
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