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Frugal Baby Tips - Mosquito Bites Relief and Frugal Cloth Menstrual Pads

FOR BABY:

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Mosquito Bites Relief:

Summer's here! Kids whining about their itchy bug bites? Here's some relief for both of you!

Find a small roll-on or sponge dabber type of bottle. Clean out very well. If you don't have anything suitable around the house, you can find stamp moistener sponge bottles at an office supplies store for around $1.00-2.00.

Fill the bottle with vinegar, and simply roll or dab onto the bug bites. Instant relief!

You could also just dab it on straight from the vinegar bottle, but the best part of using a roll-on or dab-on bottle is that the kids can use it themselves - whenever their bites start to itch again!


FOR MOM:

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Frugal Cloth Menstrual Pads:

Cloth menstrual pads too expensive to buy - but you couldn't sew one if your life depended on it?? Here's a cheap way to make your own - without sewing at all!

Simply buy the cheapest terry facecloths you can find. Red would be a great colour to buy, but if not choose a colour separate from anything you would normally use as a facecloth.

To use, simply fold in half, then half again - both long-wise. You should have a long narrow pad now. Place in the crotch of your panties, and you are all set - cloth against cloth doesn't move. For more absorbency, simply fold two cloths together.

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For waterproof protection, you can cut 3" by 12" (8 cm by 30 cm) strips of a rubberized flannelette change pad, or Polar fleece, and lay it between your cloth pad and your panties.

To wash, simply rinse out, and toss in the laundry hamper. Wash together with the regular laundry, no special care needed.


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