How to Repair A Diaper (Applecheeks)


Although AppleCheeks has moved from Quebec, Canada to France, their cloth diapers are still bought and sold on the used diaper market here in North America every day.

If you’ve bought, some used AppleCheeks diapers and discovered they need new elastics (do read my ultimate guide to buying used diapers next time to help void buying used diapers with defects), or if you’ve just got some old ones lying around that could use a refresh, don’t fret, it can be done.

Washing any piece of clothing over and over on a heavy-duty laundry cycle will cause wear and tear. For cloth 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 cloth diaper leaks, and broken snaps mean fit issues, which also 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:

These videos are all by YouTuber TheAgnolins, and only require a sewing machine, a seam ripper, and either some new snaps or some new elastic (1/2″ wide) depending on what you’re fixing.

How To Remove Old Elastics from AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers

How to Repair AppleCheeks Cloth Diaper Elastics

How To Change Snaps in AppleCheeks Cloth Diapers

Pass On 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?

There are cloth diaper banks and charities willing to take your old diapers, fix them up, and send them on to other families. Click here for an up-to-date list of cloth diaper charities.

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