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Saving Money on Baby Powder

Submitted by on October 27, 2011 – 5:10 pm 14 Comments
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I never really used baby powder until recently, when I discovered how essential it is to preventing diaper rash from cloth diapers. This stuff is AMAZING. But I use a lot… as in, I really cake that stuff on… with EVERY diaper change.

It would definitely be costly if I was buying bottle after bottle of Johnson’s baby powder.

I have a secret though. Some of you may already know this…

Pure cornstarch, the stuff you cook with, is the SAME thing as baby powder. Sure, it doesn’t have any aloe or scent added to it, but neither did the original stuff. It was straight up cornstarch.

I have a little baby powder bottle that I just keep refilling with cornstarch. It’s much less messy than trying to sprinkle it from the box.

And it’s so much cheaper.

And that’s how we do things around here.

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