At the beginning of my daughter’s life, in the breast-fed baby stage, we used a majority of cloth diapers and never decided to purchase a diaper genie. As she now approaches two, well past the breast-fed stage, we’ve made the switch to disposable diapers. But we still haven’t purchased the “genie.” I’ve figured out how to avoid buying a genie all together. If you’re interested, here’s my “tutorial:” it’ll save you money, give purpose to those plastic grocery bags you have hoarded in the pantry, take a nibble out of your fabric stash, and save your nose at the same time!
First you need a trash can – if you want to really be “genie”-like, use a lidded trash can.
…Or use something fun…
Then you need to make a plastic bag holder. You’ve seen them before. I used a scrap of quilted fabric that was in my stash and simply added some purchased bias tape for the edges and the handle. Using the bias tape as my casing, I shimmied some skinny elastic through the top and bottom, and Voila!
If you want some more thorough direction, you can click here for a good tutorial.
Finally, stuff your plastic bag holder with all those plastic shopping bags that you have. Hang it close to your changing table, and grab a bag when a dirty diaper comes along. Just tie up the top, and drop it in your trash can. Simple as cake!
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