Gauze diapers: will the parental desire to save the child's benefit
Young mothers often hear from their own mothers something like "Ah, well you are now living, I bought a package of diapers - and everything: neither to you constant washing, nor unnecessary fuss with ... (here we mean childish surprises, although in everyday life, of course, we call this case differently). " Despite this, gauze diapers continue to be popular. Why is it so? After all, it would seem, diapers can now be bought by each family, and the problems with them are really much less.
Advantages and disadvantages of gauze diapers
Let's start, perhaps, with the main shortcomings. Firstly, gauze diapers are not too water-intensive, after the child goes to the toilet, they will have to change not only them, but also the sliders, the sheet on which the crumb was lying. Some parents get out of the situation, using a gauze or flannel instead of a gauze: these fabrics are thicker by themselves, absorb more liquid.
Another disadvantage is that after repeated washing gauze diapers for newborns lose their original white color and gray. It is clear that bleach bleaching cloth, touching the sensitive skin of the baby, this is not an option. Fortunately, most modern washing machines are able to cope with this task, and on sale it is possible to find special washing powders designed for children's skin.
We can not say that these shortcomings were very significant. Moreover, they fully pay for themselves with the advantages of reusable diapers: this, of course, is cheap and able to "breathe", extremely favorable for children's skin, which can not be proud of fashionable disposable analogues.
How to make reusable diapers with your own hands?
You are preparing to become a mummy and want to save your family budget for something else, and when you chose diapers for newborns, gauze seemed to you the most optimal solution? Fine, then let's figure out how you can make them at home.
The main thing here - do not lose with the size. As a result of machine wash, gauze diapers will decrease several times. Therefore, if the newly made triangles seem gigantic to you, do not worry.
You need a gauze cloth (width - 90 cm). From it we cut the squares and add them four times. After that, the free part of the square is bent down diagonally from both sides. A rectangular triangle is obtained. On the machine, the lower sides "a" and "b" need to be stitched. And through the resulting "hypotenuse" the product should be turned to the front.
We wash the finished diaper and iron it on both sides. Here you will see how much it has decreased in size.
Learning to wear gauze diapers
Wear gauze diapers in one of 2 ways:
1. Fold in three layers and enclose the child's ass.
2. Fold the finished diaper into a triangle, lower the angle between the legs of the baby and fix it with the other two corners. After that, you need to fix the product: you can attach a ribbon from the same gauze to the diaper, tightly swaddle the child, or put tight panties over all this "design."
Virtually all encyclopedias for young mothers are equipped with illustrations that clearly demonstrate both of these methods. Be sure to see if the baby is comfortable: the gauze diapers are an excellent and comfortable solution, but you need to get used to putting them on properly.