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About Baby Shower Diaper Cakes

Updated on August 17, 2012

What makes for a good baby shower gift? If you don't have children of your own, or it's been awhile since you had a little one in the house, you might be feeling a little anxious at the thought of having to purchase a baby shower gift for a friend, family member, or co-worker.

Baby showers, regardless of the expectant mother's age or current family size, tend to follow a fairly predictable pattern. The event starts with silly games, such as "Baby Bingo" or "Guess Mommy's Tummy Size." The guests enjoy sandwiches, cupcakes, punch, and miscellaneous treats before "oohing" and "aahing" over piles of tiny little outfits. While it's certainly fun to admire all these cute baby clothes, it's a sad fact that the majority of items may never get used.

Newborns grow amazingly fast and most mothers will admit to having several outfits their bundle of joy never got a chance to wear. In addition, fashion often takes a backseat to practicality during the first few months of a child's life. If you are a parent yourself, you probably remember how common it was to get your newborn into one of those cute little outfits only to have her promptly spit up all over her dress! Unless the mom-to-be enjoys doing laundry for fun or has a full-time housekeeper, there's a good chance her baby will spend more time in a simple onesie and a fresh diaper than a fancy outfit from her baby shower.

The next time you're invited to a baby shower, don't settle for another "me too" clothing gift that will be quickly forgotten in the hectic months after her child is born. Show the guest of honor how much you care by selecting a gift that is memorable, useful, and absolutely adorable. To make a lasting impression, you can't go wrong with a diaper cake.

A diaper cake is a baby gift the new mom is sure to remember. It's practical, yet fun. The cake is a work of art that makes a lovely baby shower centerpiece, but all the items used to create it can be put to work in the child's nursery. Did you know that a newborn goes through 10-12 diapers per day? Depending upon the size of cake you select, a diaper cake can include enough diapers to last for 7-10 days.

Buying a Baby Shower Diaper Cake

There are lots of different diaper cake options available online, so it's important to read product descriptions carefully. Make sure you understand what is included in the cake before choosing a particular design. A baby shower diaper cake is only truly useful if the new mom can actually use all of the products that are included.

Making a baby shower diaper cake is time consuming, but allows for greater personalization opportunities.
Making a baby shower diaper cake is time consuming, but allows for greater personalization opportunities. | Source

Making a Baby Shower Diaper Cake

If you're the DIY type, you might prefer to make a baby shower diaper cake instead of purchasing one. A detailed tutorial for how to make a diaper cake can be found on the About Baby's First Year website.

If you're on a tight budget, do some comparison shopping before buying your supplies. Dollar stores are a good source of rattles, ribbon, and board books. You can often find coupons for diapers and wipes in your Sunday newspaper. Check out the clearance sections of your favorite stores for good deals on baby clothes.


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