03 October 2011

Diaper Cake

I'd like to say I talked one of my friends into cloth diapers, maybe I did, maybe I just put a bug in her ear. But in any event, she made the switch to cloth when her first child was about 6 months old (give or take). She's now expecting baby #2, the kids will only be 13 months apart, so expanding her stash is a must!

Some other friends and I got together and contributed to get her a nice little stash. Currently she has a variety of diapers, but decided that this go round she'd like to focus on Pre-folds, Flats, and Covers.

So I ordered. Then I had to decide how to wrap these dipes...after a bit of thought I decided to try my hand a baking a cloth diaper cake. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out for my first time! Here's the recipe and photos of how it went....

Cake Batter:

8 Indian Prefolds 4x8x4
6 Unbleached Flats
6 Ikea Burp Cloth Flats (Discontinued)
3 OS Blueberry Coveralls
3 Bummis Super Brite Diaper Covers Sz M
1 Thirsties Duo Wrap Sz 2
3 Thirsties Duo Wrap Sz 1
Thread or rubber bands

2 Cotton Babies Stay Dry Socks
3 Imagine Flannel Wipes

Making the batter, didn't think that I could've been using rubber bands!

Imagine Flannel Wipe Flower

Batter prepared for baking!

First Layer

Wipe Flower and Stay-dry Sock Bunny


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  1. I love following your blog!! And the cake is absolutely awesome!! I wish I had the time and patience to make one... but that'd be kinda silly since I'd probably be making it for myself (haha!). Still trying to decide if I want to make the switch to cloth diapers for baby #2. Definitely more cost effective in the long run, but the upfront is what's stopping me at this point. We were going to with Emma but we didn't get into our own place until March 2011, so we decided to do disposable since we didn't have our own washing machine.

  2. How great is that! I have only seen the disposables "cakes", I never would have thought to do it in cloth. :-)

  3. Thanks!

    The upfront cost can be pretty high, but if you're not scared by old schooling it a bit you can get a stash for <$100 or use cloth half time.  And if anyone is doing a second baby shower or sprinkle your hostess could let people know you wanted CDs too and several people could go in on it. (That's how this cake came about.) If you want to talk about it some more sometime let me know and we can get together or something!


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