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Old 11-20-2013, 07:42 AM
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Super-fab thread!

Flour or cornstarch as baby diaper rash powder... breast-milk works wonders, too, for diaper rash.
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Hi Miss MP,

I use cornstarch baby powder. Never thought of flour before.

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Awww... LOL, Mom! Look at those two adorable and friendly smilies waving away!

Gosh... I've never heard of cornstarch baby powder before (or seen it).
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Some great ideas!
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After I run vinegar through the coffeepot, as soon as it finishes, I pour it on weeds. It works immediately. The weeds are brown and dry the next day.
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Maalox or any liquid stomach medicine on the bum will remedy diaper rash, even a difficult one.
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So many super duper ideas!

Love the diaper rash remedy above!
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When I've run vinegar through the coffee pot I use the hot vinegar then the hot "rinse" water in the drains that I've put baking soda down. I think the heat helps break up the grease that maybe causing the drain to run slower.

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I was given 4 gallons of grapefruit juice that turned out to be undrinkable. After diluting it more and more, and adding sweetener, I gave up on it. But I have 4 citrus trees, and I decided to pour it around them. They don't seem any the worse for it, so I am hoping it will benefit them! I certainly felt better about giving it to them instead of pouring it down the drain.
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We have new bathroom faucets that are very shiny, along with the drain plugs. I have been noticing some build up on the drain plugs, as our water is very hard. I thought about toothpaste's ability to clean and shine without scratching, so I tried it on the drain plugs. Winner! I will always use it from now on. Just put a bit on, rub it all over and let it sit awhile. Then rub it off.
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