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Old 03-10-2015, 02:28 PM
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Diaper Pins and Pinning Trivia...

OK all you old foggies (moms)! LOL!

How did you put the diaper pins in the diaper when changing cloth?

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With safety caps facing forward? Or did you push the pins in from the front of the diaper to the back, so that the safety caps faced backwards?

Did you find one method easier than the other?

I actually pinned both ways depending on how the kid was laying (more with the pins facing frontwards), but pushing the pins through the front of the diaper towards the back, I always found easier, however, when it came to changing, unlatching forward facing pins seemed the quickest and simplest (at least for me it did).

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And yes... I was one of those moms that regularly pulled the rubber pants down to the child's ankles or knees when changing diapers, rather than pulling the pants completely off! LOL!

Funny all the tricks you learn when you become a mother! As a babysitter I always pulled the rubber pants off. No time-savings there! Though the shortcut of not pulling rubber pants off at change time largely came about as a result of my laziness!

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I pushed them in towards the back.
I used locking pins.
I made sure the metal head wasn't touching baby skin even when they sat up.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:29 AM
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Me, too, Ellen... always locking pins. I found the metal-locking ones to be the best. Durable and sharp, with metal safety slide-locking over-caps. Don't even know if they make good old metal slide-locking pins anymore.

Yep, same in my home, too, always applied the pins up high enough and out of the way to allow baby to kick freely, while keeping the pins at a shallow enough angle to avoid baby sitting up or bending over into them.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:44 AM
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they do make them and they are not inexpensive - wish I had some - could use them for all sorts of things
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Do you know where I'd check for the good old metal slide-locking pins, Ellen? At your Notions store.

P.S. I have a good number of old diaper pins from back in the day. How many were you after?
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I will check next time I go, just wanted a few for the sewing room and baby gifts
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A few diaper pins to ones credit are a must for any serious notions box keeper or sewing room enthusiast. I've had mine stored-away in my sewing room since my youngest toilet trained, and find I still use them regularly.

I also have a ton of old rubber pants leftover, and when my last two were little, they'd get into them and put them on their heads! LOL! They looked like Space Martians or Extra-terrestrial Beings! ROFLAO!
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I do think many moms hold onto their old diaper pins after use, because when my last two were babies and I'd shop our Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store and Consignment Stores/Shops, there was cloth diapers and rubber pants to be had, but very seldom did I see diaper pins.
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