Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Diaper Conversion and Custom Longies

Among this week's projects are a BumGenius diaper conversion and a pair of custom longies for baby H.

 I'll be honest: snap conversions are not my favorite project, but I did really enjoy this particular experience.  Like everything in life: the more you practice something, the easier it becomes.  I must have finally hit my groove with the snap pliers because this conversion went flawlessly.  These diapers are 5 years old according to the owner and I expect they'll last another 5 now that the aplix has been removed.

The instructions for the custom longies included only measurements, so I was free to choose which wool would be best.  (Squee!)  I selected a beautiful 100% virgin lambswool sweater from Scotland.  This sweater is a beautiful color, feels soft and luxurious, and smells like sheep heaven!  I cannot rave enough about this wool and I am very jealous of baby H who is lucky enough to be wearing it.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Have Prefold Will Diaper

A friend of mine recently gave birth to her first child and (much to my delight) has decided to cloth diaper.  She purchased Flip covers and prefolds, but found the Flips to be too large for her newborn.  The only option available locally is lil g pants, so she bought a few of these to get by until her daughter was big enough for the Flips.  However, the g pants did not accommodate her prefolds very comfortably, so she asked me to perform a conversion of sorts: She asked me to cut about 4 inches off of the prefolds and stitch the end.  This would allow the prefold to sit in the 'hammock' of the lil g pants easily and comfortably.  

I'll admit, at first, I was taken aback by the request.  Cut up your brand new prefolds?! But her reasoning made sense: the prefolds only cost $1, they are prepped, and she has them now.  Ordering premie prefolds or other inserts would take time and (once they arrived) more prepping/washing/drying/etc.  On second thought, it made perfect sense.  Prefolds are an amazingly versatile diaper.  AND, if they don't fit your needs, they are easily altered!  

So, I gladly fixed up her stash for her.  Shortening and stitching the diapers was quick and easy.  I even found a use for those extra 4 inches I cut off.  I stitched 2 together to make what can be doublers, inserts, or even mama cloth.

Used Fluff for Sale

 I have the following diapers/covers/etc for sale from my own personal stash.  Everything listed is in used condition and has been laundered according to manufacturers directions.  Please comment below or tweet me (@laybebelay) if you are interested in any of these items. Prices listed do not include shipping.

4 large microfiber inserts (and 2 complimentary cotton doublers.)  Some staining, no stink.  Hardly used.  Price: $4



One Size Kawaii Baby yellow pocket diaper.  Some staining to inner fleece, but overall great condition.  Comes with 2 microfiber inserts.  Price: $8

 6 BumGenius 3.0 one size pocket diapers.  3 green, 3 white.  Each comes with adjustable microfiber insert and newborn insert.  Some staining, no stink.  Originally purchased with aplix and converted to snaps.  This was my first attempt at snap conversion and there are issues with some of the snaps, (but these issues do not prevent proper closure of the diapers.)  Price: all 6 for $30

** $35 if purchased with Kawaii Baby pocket diaper **


 2 Happy Heinys Pull Up Trainer shells, blue with bear print.  Size XS.  Barely used.  These work great as a swim diaper, trainer, or side snap diaper.  Price: $12 for both. 

** $15 total if purchased with microfiber inserts **

Kushies pull up training pant, size S/P.  Some staining to inner lining, but in good condition.  Price: $6


Stacinator  Fleece cover, white.  Size large with adjustable side snap closure.  Great condition.  Price: $6

NappyShoppe Fleece soaker with pink ooga booga print, size XL.  Super cute.  Barely used.  Price $10

** $15 if purchasing both fleece covers **


Apx 18m sized wool longies, made from boiled wool.  These are very effective as a diaper cover and are freshly lanolized.  Because I made them for personal use, you'll notice the contrasting color of thread (from the inside of the pants only.)  Also, these were originally white and my son (obviously!) got into some dirt, so I dyed them blue in an attempt to pretty them up.  True color can be noted at the left pic (in natural light.)  Price: $8

 ** $70 buys the whole lot **