After 18 months of almost daily use, the elastic in one of my FuzziBunz One Size pocket diapers finally died. Thankfully, FuzziBunz OS diapers come with a replacement elastic kit. So I got one of my replacement elastic kits out of the box of extra diaper accessories in the bottom of K's closet and got to work. If you do not have a replacement kit, you can contact FuzziBunz to buy one. Considering the fact that I'm not super crafty, this did not come very easily to me. But once I figured it out, it wasn't too bad. So here's a photo tutorial!
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First, I should mention that this is the old school FuzziBunz OS. The new FuzziBunz OS Elite diapers have hidden elastic. If you have an Elite diaper, just turn it completely inside out and then continue from there.
All you need is your diaper, new elastic, and a safety pin. Use a medium to large safety pin. I did the first side with a small one and it took forever.
This is my shot elastic (top) compared with the new elastic (bottom).
First, remove the old elastic from the casing. Just unbutton both sides and pull the elastic through.
Next, slide your safety pin through the end of the elastic. I tried it like this at first, by putting the pin through the button hole.
But that left a lot of extra elastic at the end that was hard to deal with so I ended up pinning it like this.
Make sure to button the other end of the elastic to secure it so you don't pull it all the way through.
Inch the safety pin all the way through to the end and pull through.
Remove the safety pin and button each end according to the size that you need.
If you have the old kind like me, insert the ends of the elastic into the little hidey holes.
I also like to pull the fleece over the buttons as much as possible so they don't press against K's skin. I guess that's why they changed that little feature in the new Elite diapers. :)
Just the leg elastic was shot in my diaper, but the waist elastic can be changed the same way. I hope that helps!