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Baby Shower Gifts with Diapers: A Tutorial on How to Make Diaper Cupcakes

How to Make Diaper Cupcakes - a simple and easy tutorial for the perfect baby shower gift

Running a playgroup means that I know a lot of expecting mamas. Whether it’s their second, third, or fourth child, I always love to have a gift to give the expecting mama-to-be can use! Now usually I have a stock pile of handmade gifts ready to grab and go to include with something the mom has registered for to put a more personal touch on the gift.

With this pregnancy and the craziness of our lives lately I haven’t had a chance to make anything and my stockpile is dwindling. So I figured I’d do myself a favor and get started on an easy baby shower gift with diapers for one of my friends who’s expecting her third in November.

This diaper cupcake tutorial is not only easy but includes all of the essentials needed for a newborn… diapers, socks, and washcloths! Because once you get to the third child you need new socks and washcloths! 

Don’t want to make your own? Purchase a set of 9 diaper cupcakes here from our Etsy store! 

How to Make Diaper Cupcakes - what you need

How to Make Diaper Cupcakes

What You’ll Need: 

What you do: 

How to Make Diaper Cupcakes - start with socks, diaper, and washcloth

1. Grab a pair of socks, a diaper, and a washcloth.

How to Make Diaper Cupcakes - roll sock

2. Roll the socks up from the toes to the heel.

How to Make Diaper Cupcakes - fold diaper in half lengthwiseHow to Make Diaper Cupcakes - wrap folded diaper around sock

3. Flatten the diaper and fold in half lengthwise. Wrap diaper over socks tightly.

How to Make Diaper Cupcakes - wrap with washcloth and cover with rubberband

4. Fold washcloth into thirds. Wrap washcloth over top of diaper and wrap with a rubber band on the bottom third of the cupcake.

How to Make Diaper Cupcakes - cupcakes in cake box

5. Place cupcake into a cupcake liner and put in cake box. Wrap cake box with festive ribbon and add a card for the recipient!

How to Make Diaper Cupcakes with Parent's Choice Diapers

Once you’re all done making these cute diaper cupcakes you can give the rest of the diapers to the expecting mama. I know how important it is to be well stocked on diapers when baby comes home!

What’s your favorite way to doctor up baby shower gifts?

This post was originally featured on September 8th, 2014.

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Diaper Changing Station On The Go For Busy Moms

Today we’re sharing how to create a simple and easy diaper changing station on the go for busy moms! This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club®, however, the text and opinions are all my own.

Diaper Changing Station On The Go For Busy Moms

I love being busy. I love having places to go, people to see, and things to do. But traveling with a baby means traveling with a lot of stuff. Or does it?

By making my trunk into a diaper changing station (and gear storage for the stroller) I’m able to take less with me when we leave the car. Talk about a mommy survival kit! And stocking my diaper changing station is made easier with the awesome deals Sam’s Club® has on baby essentials. Diapers, wipes, diaper cream, baby wash, and more!

Savings on diapers is huge right now and they not only have Huggies snug & dry but they have their new little movers as well! And since my little mover just started moving, this is a great diaper to have on hand.

Sam's Club Essentials for Mom

And yes, I totally wrote Makers Mark first when I was writing my list. It’s been that kind of a week. But thanks to Sam’s Club, I won’t have to worry about going on a diaper or wipes run for a while. Yay! Not only am I saving money but I’m saving time too. I can  easily stock up on exactly what I need for the kids and my baby every time I go there.

In addition to saving time and money by shopping at Sam’s Club, I also save room in my diaper bag by keeping the kids essentials in the trunk. We have a change of clothes for each child in a wet bag just in case, we have a light jacket for each kid as well, and we have various hats. And when Norah came along I also made a diaper changing station in the back too. Here’s what we have back there: 

Diaper Changing Station On The Go EssentialsDiaper Changing Station On The Go For Busy Moms - what's needed

Diaper Changing Station

What You Need: 

  • Huggies Diapers
  • Member’s Mark Wipes
  • Homemade Diaper Rash Cream (you can also find Desitin at Sam’s Club)
  • Old Changing Pad found in any diaper bag (or a reusable shopping bag)
  • Small trash can/bin

What You Do:

To keep everything together I stack everything in the small compartment to the side of my trunk. If I didn’t have this compartment I’d use a wet bag to hold everything in when I needed it.

By keeping extra diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream in the back alongside a small trash pail from Thirty One, we have a one stop shop any time we need it. That means when we can’t find a diaper changing station in the restroom at a restaurant or we’re at the local park or museum hanging out, I can just step over to the car to change the baby.

My shoulder thanks me. When I don’t have to lug all of this stuff around. In my diaper bag currently are 2 Huggies diapers, 1 small pack of wipes, a onesie, my wallet, and some snacks. That’s a LOT less than what I carried when I had my first child. Oy. I would have brought the kitchen sink if I could have when I had him! And I started making some diaper rash cream to have on hand for the little rashes that come about. It’s super easy to make too!

Diaper Changing Station On The Go with homemade diaper rash cream

Diaper Rash Cream

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3 drops tea tree oil
  • 3 drops lavender oil

Mix together coconut oil and essential oils well. Place in a container and seal well.

Use a small amount and rub over the affected areas to soothe your child’s skin.

Please note that coconut oil turns from a liquid to a solid state and it’s completely normal! Do not use essential oils directly on the skin.

Diaper Changing Station On The Go For Busy Moms - cushion and pad

Sam’s Club is the perfect place for moms! They carry our favorite brands AND high quality private brands at an equal quality for a lower price. We purchase Huggies diapers and Member’s Mark wipes. They also have baby wash, diaper cream, and more. When you join through this link you start saving –  you get $80 in Instant Savings on baby items like diapers, wipes, formula, etc.* – on top of the every day savings. And for only $45, I feel like I’m already saving money as soon as I sign up. 

Plus with the convenience of SamsClub.com we can spend more time with our family at home and we get free standard shipping on most diapers and wipes! The subscription service lets us set shipping intervals on most baby items we use most when we need them so we don’t have to worry about running out. Talk about a life saver.  And with Club Pickup we can shorten our shopping trips by saving shopping lists online for easy repeat purchases. We complete our order online for pickup and receive a text when the order is ready. You can get details at samsclub.com/pickup

Diaper Changing Station On The Go in the car

Are you a Sam’s Club member? What’s your must-have item every time you go?

*New members must join through this link in order to receive the $80 special savings. This is a special offer that is only available for moms who join through the link.

Sam’s Club provides big savings for growing families, join and get $80 in special savings on baby basics.

This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club, however, the text and opinions are all my own.

Using Disposables At Night

This post featuring why our family chose to use disposables at night is sponsored by Huggies.

Using Disposables At Night - why we made the decision

 After having my third child I thought things would go just like the other two. We’d continue to do all of the things that we did with the other two this time around. But every child truly is different and we’ve had to tweek some things here and there to create a new normal for our family of 5.

One of those tweeks is that we’ve chosen to use disposable diapers at night. Little Miss was just too much of a heavy wetter and I hated waking up soaked every night. She’d start out dry in her co-sleeper and then would end up soaked on me in the morning. No bueno.

cloth during day disposables at night baby girl

My old night time diapering solution just wasn’t cuting it and I needed a change.

After using disposable diapers on our trip to Seattle for SoFabU On The Road, my mind was made up. I was going to use disposables at night. (Need tips on staying in a hotel with an infant? Check out this post here!)

Since I am not very familiar with disposable diapers it was a bit of a learning curve to figure out what would work best with our baby. And after a few trial and errors we’ve found the perfect solution.

Fun Fact: I totally tried to put the diaper on backwards the first few times I used a disposable during my trip to Seattle. Oy! And? I had no clue how to tell if she was wet. My mom had to show me.

Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra diapers at Walmart

We picked up a box of new Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers, available exclusively at Walmart, because we heard that they lock away wetness better than other brands and provide up to 12 hours of long-lasting leakage protection. 

Since this little one likes her beauty rest (and co-sleeping makes it possible to quickly nurse to appease her appetite) keeping baby dry all night long gives me the confidence that I’m making a smart choice for my family.

cloth during day disposables at night with Huggies

5 Things To Know When Making The Switch

  1. Put the tab side down first. Don’t try and diaper your baby backwards like I did (unless they’re older and try to remove their diaper at night). 
  2. When checking to see if the diaper is wet, feel the front with your thumb and pointer finger. If it’s squishy, it’s wet. 
  3. Don’t worry about sizing up in PJs. Slimmer bum = wearing their true size in sleepers. 
  4. Size up! Especially if your baby is on the cusp of going to the next size, always size up. 
  5. Don’t try to stock up. Since you’re only using them at night, you only need 1-2 diapers a day (depending on how heavy of a wetter you have).

These might sound like “duh” things to think about but from a mama who’s only cloth diapered, I was truly clueless when making the switch.

Cloth during day disposables at night - no leaks

Instead of adding layers upon layers into my fitted cloth diapers that I used with the other two, I now just grab for a Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra diaper as we go through our night time routine and I know that I won’t be frustrated when I wake up. 

A happy mama equals a happy baby! 

cloth during day disposables at night - Huggies stay dry

Share a Huggies #UltraHug and Win A Grant For Your Community

Give your baby an Ultra hug every time you diaper them in Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers, and make someone else’s day better by sharing an #UltraHug. 

Share a selfie of you and baby on Twitter or Instagram and nominate a community project in need such as a local park, playground, or rec-center. Tag the post with #UltraHug and you may receive a $2,000 grant from Huggies for your community’s project!

You can post between now and June 25 to enter. Beginning July 6, Huggies will feature 20 of the nominated projects HERE. The top 10 will receive community project grants.

Did you do the same thing with all of your kids or did you change things up?

The Secret to Remove Stains From Cloth Diapers: Sunning Diapers

Did you know that the sunning diapers can actually work like bleach and get stains out? We share how below!

Did you know that the sun can actually work like bleach and get stains out? We had no clue! I had to try it out because I did not believe it. I mean, I understood how it could work because every summer I get great highlights just by going outdoors so there must be some truth to it.

So I had my husband set up a clothesline in the back yard. Oh, The clothesline isn’t for our clothes… it’s for the cloth diapers 🙂 Baby poo stains like no other. And when diapers are white there are a lot of stains. And then you dry them in the sun and they magically disappear!

Where does the stain go?

How to Remove Stains From Cloth Diapers

  1. Wash your cloth diapers like you normally would. 
  2. When still wet from the wash, take them out to your clothesline in direct sunlight and pin onto the clothesline. 
  3. Let dry completely in the sun and watch the stains fade away!
  4. If you still have some staining on your diapers, dampen a bit and let dry again. 
  5. Pop the diapers in the dryer for 2-5 minutes to soften them up a bit before putting away. 

This also works on white clothing that baby spits up on as well! Or if you have an antique gown or outfit you want to remove the yellowing from. Such magic! 

While this won’t work for all stains, it does work for the ones baby creates (until they start eating food and playing in the dirt). 

What great laundry tricks do you use? 

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