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When I was pregnant with my second son, I didn’t need a lot of the usual baby items that come from a baby shower. But of course, I wanted to celebrate his coming birth with family and friends. Instead of a traditional baby shower, I had a “Diaper Shower.” Guests brought packs of diapers and wipes as gifts, and my mom made me a Diaper Cake, which was filled with disposable diapers, some toys and a few other essentials.
The diapers from the cake and gifts lasted me almost my son’s entire first year! It was a huge blessing that helped us financially with two little ones at home.
Making a Diaper Cake
Using size 1 or 2 diapers worked best for mine since they were small enough to roll up. To make each layer, you just need to roll up each diaper and hold it together with a small rubber band. Then once you have enough diapers (7 – 30 depending on how big the layer is) hold them together with a large rubber band or ribbon. You can make each layer completely full of diapers or use a centerpiece, like a rolled blanket, giant baby bottle, etc. Then just have fun decorating!
Buying a Diaper Cake
If you aren’t as crafty or short on time, you can buy a premade Diaper Cake. Walmart.com has a nice selection of diaper cakes, with various themes and prices. Head over to check it out and while you are there, you might want to also see the different Baby Shower Decorations available, too. Don’t forget you can shop online and save money to live better at Walmart.com.
If you are expecting or plan to attend a baby shower in the future, I definitely recommend having a Diaper Cake. Whether it is your first or fifth baby – diapers are ALWAYS needed. The Diaper Cake can be made with disposable or reusable diapers depending on what the mom wants and you can decorate it with any other baby essentials that are needed or wanted. The cake makes a fun centerpiece to the party, and a gift that will last for more than a day.