As many of you know we are doing cloth diapers. They have been a godsend and we can not give them enough praise.
We chose the BumGenius 4.0 All In Ones with the hook and loop (can not use the word Velcro since it is trademarked or something like that). We recently have run into an issue with the hook and loops however. It has frayed, preventing the diapers from closing properly. There are some diapers that will not stay on the Kid and looks like it is falling from him.
However, the ever resourceful Hot Mama has come up with a solution. She is breaking out the old sewing machine to fix them. Our local JoAnn’s Fabric Store (yes I have been in there I will admit it) has started having a section that is just for cloth diapers so we are able to buy the Velcro to be able to replace the tabs and the Velcro it attached to.
We have only repaired a few of the diapers but the ones that we have, as you can tell we have basically gone away from the tab and put the Velcro under the existing tab part of the diaper. This has made a drastic improvement on how these diapers hold.
In the end we will probably be spending close to $30 to repair all the diapers, in the long view of it all, we are still saving money. We are not buying disposable diapers at all which is saving us a bunch of money. After a year we are repairing them which is not that bad if you think about it.