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I've run a bit dry with my Frugal Baby Tips lately, as I've been so busy updating my site (1,910+ pages!), so I thought I would share some readers' tips this week. Have you got any to share? Send them to and I will put them in a future column!

I found that either mitten clips or some elastic with two suspender clips makes a great diaper clip. Angel tie wraps (from Born to Love) are a great savings, too. You don't have to buy different sizes.
- Thanks to LeAnn Weaver for this Frugal Baby Tip!

I forgot another tip I had for you. I have a shower head in my bath-tub, that is attached with a hose that makes it removable. I had my husband add another hose, making it longer. Now I can easily rinse the poopy diapers, since it reaches my toilet.
- Thanks to LeAnn Weaver for this Frugal Baby Tip!

This won't save a whole lot of money, but it will save your nose. I think the deodorizers made for diaper pails often smell worse than the diapers. They make my eyes water. Instead, put six or seven drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball or pad, and put it in your pails deo-disk holder. Or just tape to the inside of the lid. Add a couple more drops every week or two to re-charge it.
- Thanks to Sara Eames for this Frugal Baby Tip!

When my son Angus was old enough to sit up, but not steady enough keep himself from falling over, I would put him in a square laundry basket. He could sit up, and if he started to fall, he could just push himself up again from the sides of the basket. His toys stayed right within reach. He spent many an hour at the foot of my desk, playing happily right next to me, choosing his toys from the pile at his feet, dropping them over the sides, etc.
- Thanks to Valerie L'Herrou for this Frugal Baby Tip!


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Cloth Diapers into Nursing Pads!

I am a mom to 5 children, aged 5-19 and have used cloth diapers with all of them. I also breast fed them all, and as a result needed good nursing pads.

With my last 2 babies, I found I had several cloth diapers that had seen much better days but I didn't want to use them for rags yet, plus I needed breast-pads. I cut out several nursing pads using a large glass to trace them in the middle of the prefold part of the diaper.

They ended up being about 5" circles. I didn't need to put several layers together since they were thick enough. I simply zig-zagged around the edges, and voila! Great free nursing pads!

I still have them, and my little girls can use them for dolly pillows.
- Thanks to Bev Qualheim for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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