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First, a little background on my childhood. We did NOT grow up green. We were the typical American family. We did not go out of our way to do things or buy things because it was better for our environment. We went with what was convenient and with what everyone else was using and doing.

When I became a nanny several years ago, I slowly started learning about "going green". I had picked up things from different families and began forming in my own mind how I would like to live. The pivot point would have to be when I was a nanny for a beautiful young infant who used cloth diapers. The family utilized a diaper service called Tiny Tots which would drop off a week's worth of prefold diapers and pick up the previous week's dirty diapers. I was hooked. I loved it. 

I decided that when I had kids I would use cloth diapers too! 

Fast forward years later, I am pregnant with my first baby and excited to start using them! 


 
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Here are my DIY diaper pail liners! These took me less than an hour to make from start to finish. 

I don't have any PUL, so I made do with a thrifted mattress protector. I am not quite sure what type of material this is but if it helps to keep your mattress dry from spills or accidents, then I figure it should keep moisture in- and not in the pail, right? 

So how did I make it? 


 
Let me just begin by saying that I am cloth diaper obsessed! Although my baby girl hasn't arrived yet, I've built up for myself a pretty good stash- and for a fraction of what other moms are spending on cloth diapers!

If you go to Target, their main cloth diaper is the brand Charlie Banana, and at $20 a piece, no wonder people shy away at building their own stash. But there are so many ways to cloth diaper your child for cheap- I mean, isn't that why most parents choose to cloth diaper? For it's economy? Not to mention its greenability! I'll delve into the statistics in another post.

So this is what I have in my stash...


The EcoFrugal Mama