I've been busy making some burp cloths. I made some for a friend's grandson and some for myself! I've discovered that, as a grandma, I need to have some of my own baby equipment and supplies.
I bought a 10 pack of Gerber prefold premium 6-ply cloth diapers at Target for $16. Then I washed and dried them four times, using hot water and a hot dryer, so they would shrink as much as possible.
I've already made several for my son and daughter-in-law to use with our grandson. Some of these have the fabric down the middle, but we discovered these are not the best. To cover the most absorbent part of the diaper with fabric results in a less functional burp cloth.
Others have fabric around all four sides, but we feel these are not really the best either. Edges are so useful for wiping up all sorts of things, and the diaper fabric is far more absorbent than the decorative fabric.
In the end, we like the burp cloths best that have the fabric at the top only. These are pretty, fun, absorbent, and useful - everything we want in a burp cloth!
It's such fun being a grandma!
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