The longer a diaper lasts, the better for your bank account and for the planet.
This is why I love talking about buying used diapers so much (you can read my ultimate guide to buying used diapers here), and cheer when I hear about siblings using hand-me-down diapers.
But the fact is, washing any piece of clothing over and over on a heavy-duty laundry cycle will cause wear and tear. For diapers, often the first things to go are the elastics and snaps. Both these parts of the diaper are of course essential. Loose elastics mean leaks, and broken snaps mean fit issues, which lead to leaks.
Luckily, moms are nothing if not resourceful, so if you can sew, there are a ton of tutorials out there on how to fix these issues. If you have worn out AppleCheeks brand diapers, I have found a number of fantastic video tutorials for you on how to fix them, which I have posted below, they include:
- How to Remove Old Elastics from AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers
- How to Repair AppleCheeks Cloth Diaper Elastics
- How to Change Snaps in AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers
Finally, if you watch the repair videos and realise you just don’t want to take the time to fix up your old AppleCheeks Diapers, I have some information on the ReLove Project for you.
How To Remove Old Elastics from AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers
How to Repair AppleCheeks Cloth Diaper Elastics
How To Change Snaps in AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers
The ReLove Project: For Your Old Covers You Don’t Want to Fix
Have some AppleCheeks diaper covers that need some new elastics or snaps but are otherwise in great condition? Don’t really have time to fix them and wish there was a good cause to give them to that would repair them and pass them onto families in need?
Great news, the AppleCheeks ReLove Project does just that! Even better, if your diaper covers are in good enough condition and are accepted into the project, you get a $5 credit for each one! That’s pretty awesome if you ask me. Check out the ReLove Project here.