No, I didn't use cloth diapers for their intended purpose. We used them for spit rags and burp cloths. They have lasted through two children and almost 4 years. These things are amazingly durable! So it got me to thinking the other day of the many different uses for cloth diapers.
When my kids have runny noses, I tie a cloth diaper loosely around their necks to easily wipe their noses. Haylei usually turns her diaper around backwards so she looks like a super-hero!
Now that Hunter's 19 months old, we use them for big bibs. He's a super messy eater (he was eating strawberry jello in this picture). It keeps his clothes from getting stained and it's an easy way to clean him up afterwards.
We also use them for wash cloths in the bathtub. Haylei likes to trap air under the wet cloth and create a huge bubble.
More recently, I've been trying to reduce the amount of paper towels we use in the kitchen. My Momma has always kept lots of kitchen towels on hand. Like mother like daughter, I too have a drawer full of kitchen towels. I never thought of it as being earth-friendly, but it truly is. We've actually replaced paper towels at the supper table. We've been using some of the cloth diapers for napkins and they're working great! Kevin is not opposed to using cloth napkins. In fact, he prefers them when we're eating sticky chicken wings. Since the diapers are white, I can easily bleach them and keep them clean.
Do you have leftover cloth diapers too? I'd love to hear how you have re-purposed your cloth diapers.
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