If you're going to make baby stuff, of all of the baby things you could make, feeding and diapering accessories are the ones you will get the most use from. And if done right will save the most money. These are the sort of homemade baby items that you will want to make in heaps!Making baby stuff on a shoe string budget? Recycle old towels and clothes you no longer wear, into DIY baby bibs, reusable wipes, and cloth diapers. You can also buy things like old towels or sheets from places like the Salvation Army and other thrift stores. Check your local Craigslist ads for freebies, or put out a call to your local Freecycle group for unwanted sheets, towels, or even hand me down feeding and diapering gear.
One of the ways I offset the extra cost is to simply make it all myself! Got a cloth diaper pattern? You can save a bunch making cloth diapers from scratch out of organic cotton. Make homemade organic cotton baby wipes and burp cloths! You can even dye them with natural dyes to personalize them, or add some natural fabric trim.
While there is a baby in the house the expenses seem never-ending. And feeding and diapering are where they add up the most. Whether you are just trying to save a buck, or looking towards being environmentally cautious, making your own baby stuff, particularly baby feeding and diapering accessories, really is a smart choice.
Use these free tutorials and patterns to help you on your way to making great DIY baby feeding and diapering stuff.
Diaper your baby in style! Use this tutorial to make a DIY wipes container to carry as a pretty diaper bag accessory, or give as a handmade baby gift.
Make Your Own Baby Wipes! Create homemade and reusable baby wipes, wipes solution recipes, alternatives to store bought disposable wipes, or even eco-friendly cloth baby wipes.
Homemade diaper rash ointments and remedies. Make your own Calendula ointment or oil, and other homemade remedies.
Make your own Peepee Teepee! Keep those shirts dry and cut down on laundry with these little diaper changing weewee covers.
How to sew your own baby burp cloths. Here's a printable baby burp cloth pattern and tutorial to get you started. Save money by making your own burp cloths! These also make an awesome baby gift when given in bunches!
Turn plain old pre-fold cloth baby diapers into hand embroidered burp cloths. Makes cute personalized burp cloths and great baby gifts too!
Sew your own breastfeeding pillow with this Boppy style nursing pillow pattern.
Make your own baby bib! Here's a free printable pattern to make a simple homemade baby bib. I love to make these in all sorts of interesting patterned fabrics paired with French terry or recycled towels.
A tutorial and printable pattern to make a stylish slip cover for your Boppy or breastfeeding pillow.