Friday, January 1, 2010

New application for an old thermos: keep diaper change water hot

Happy new year everyone! We hope that the new year will treat you and your family well financially, health-wise, and opportunity-wise.

We have been so busy over the past few months and have not been able to blog at all. We will, however, share with you some of our new-found ideas for the new year.

We just had our third child less than a month ago and discovered something really neat. We use a cloth to clean the newborn's bum after pooping and we often had to run the water to make it hot. Of course, we would either divert the cold water at the beginning to the water filter or to a bucket to flush a toilet, but lately we've found an even better way.

After taking a shower or using the hot water, we divert extra hot water into a thermos for the evening. That way, we don't have to run the water to get it hot for the diaper change. It simply comes from a hot water line that was already hot, and it's really no extra work. It saves time in the middle of the night, especially if you have to wait for water to get hot.

Happy new year again and all the best -

The Frugalistas