How to Make a Diaper Baby

diaper babyI'm a little clueless when it comes to baby shower traditions. The only tradition I've seen is the making of the hat with the bows and ribbons from the gifts.

I've only recently learned what a diaper cake was and I just was clued in to the diaper baby. And wow -- how much do I love these ideas! They are not only adorable, but they are filled with items you really need!


My friend Priscilla, aka Peajewel, made me an incredible diaper cake and twin diaper babies. These gifts are so darn cool I cannot even explain what it means to me that she, along with her mom and sister, put these together for me.

In case you don't know, a diaper baby is made of cloth diapers and they are rolled up and stuffed into an outfit -- in this case footed PJs. If you don't use cloth diapers, these can be made with regular diapers or the cloths can be used as burp cloths or for baby's bath.

For one diaper baby, here is what you will need:

  • About 30 diapers
  • Rubber bands or diaper pins
  • Footed PJs or outfit of your choice
  • A blanket to swaddle baby
  • Hat
  • Patience to put together :)

How to:

Diapers are rolled into cylinder shapes and either pinned or wrapped in rubber band. Stuff into clothing to fill out body. For head, use one cloth over cylindrical cloths to form round shape and pin or band into place. Draw on a cute baby face if you'd like! Add baby hat and swaddle in blanket and you have your diaper baby!

Have you ever made a diaper baby before? What about a diaper cake?


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