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I've got about 2 dozen fitteds that are still super absorbent, but have worn out elsatic, or are stianed, etc. I just can't bear to throw them out, I keep thinking there's got to be *someone* who can use them, right? There were a few that no matter how much I washed, they smelled, and I've got them in a bag in the back of the stash (can't even bear to part with them, LOL!!) but what to do with the still-functional-but-completely-ugly stuff? I've moved back to prefolds, so I really would liek to get rid of them somehow (without filling a landfill!)<br><br>
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Take the velcro off and use them to polish cars/dust.<br>
Let the bigger boys diaper dolls or bears with them to help get used to the new baby.<br>
Open the no-elastic ones and put new elastic in. This isn't as difficult as one might think<br>
Tie-dye the stained ones<br><br>
Ok, there are my ideas.
 

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There is a give away thread going on where people pay the shipping...<br>
I think it is TAO.<br>
I will go look for it.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
ETA here it is<br><a href="http://216.92.20.151/discussions/showthread.php?postid=809627#post809627" target="_blank">http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sho...627#post809627</a>
 

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Or Ebay them, with very specific descriptions so people know what they're getting. I have bought dead diapers before for a song solely to gauge fit before a big 'new' purchase.
 

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I think there is someone who collects them to donate to orphanages overseas? Not sure who it is, but I remember reading about it. That's definately what I would do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod">
 

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If you have a serger you could cut off the elastic and maybe remove snaps or aplix to make a functional contour diaper. Or perhaps the elastic could be revived with some fold over elastic binding, it wouldn't be pretty but it would be functional enough to pass on to local women's shelter or pregnancy resource center for good karma.<br><br>
If you give to charity you can also set the value for a tax credit.<br><br>
I would hate to give away stinky or non-functional diaper without some explanation because it might discourage a newbie CD convert, same goes for leaky covers and AIOs.<br><br>
As far a removing stink, maybe a bleach or simple green wash.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Free Thinker</i><br><b>I think there is someone who collects them to donate to orphanages overseas? Not sure who it is, but I remember reading about it. That's definately what I would do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"></b></td>
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Okay, see, now that's what I would love to do!! Who is it?!?!?
 

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I know that gurumama does it (i think that is her name--now I am doubting myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ). I am not sure if there are others.
 

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It is gurumama!!!
 
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