When Kelly’s Closet notified their affiliates (which includes lil-ole-me) that they were putting on a Blessingway Giveaway I thought it was a perfect opportunity to put together a (Kelly’s Closet inspired) newborn gift set for that special mom-to-be in your life. Not only have I built the ultimate baby shower gift list, but one lucky person will win a great cloth diapering package!
Now, I’m a firm believer that it’s a really good idea to discuss cloth diapers with the mother-to-be before buying her one of the most useful and money saving gifts she will EVER get. Make sure she’s at least down to give cloth a go. You could print up some info from the Real Diaper Association for her so that she won’t be overwhelmed by your gift. That, coupled with the book “Changing Diapers“, should get your mother-to-be feeling good about jumping right into cloth diapers!
Cloth diapers are the gift that keep on giving. It can be overwhelming to get started and to make that initial investment but with help from an experienced cloth diaper using friend, the journey can be fun. Disposable diapers cost parents an average of $1,600 by the age of 2. You might even leave a little handmade “coupon” for $1000 that reads “use simple cloth diapers and keep $1000 in your pocket by the time your baby is 2!”
So here’s my idea of an ultimate Baby Shower or Blessingway gift from Kelly’s Closet. It totals $123.05 so it may be a gift that you could purchase with a friend or more (depending on your budget). Buying a gift like this gives a new cloth diapering mom the chance to find what style diaper will work best for her and her baby by giving her several styles to try.
-Rumparooz Lil•Joeys Newborn Diapers 2pk for $29.97 per 2 pack (This is an All In One or AIO diaper)
-FuzziBunz(R) Perfect Size Cloth Diaper with Insert X-Small for $13.95 each (This is a newborn sized pocket diaper)
-Kissaluvs Newborn Fitted Cloth Diaper for $13.95 each (This is a fitted diaper that requires a cover)
-GroVia® Bamboo Prefolds for $8 per 3pack (This is a prefold diaper and requires a cover, minimal folding and possibly a fastener)
-Rumparooz Diaper Cover for $9 (This is a diaper cover and requires an absorbent inner. It fits 4-12 lbs)
-Snappi diaper fastener for $3.95 each (These are to fasten prefold, flat and contoured diapers on a baby. They replace pins.)
-GroVia Pail Liner for $15.25 each (This is a large water resistent bag to hold soiled diapers.)
-Planetwise Wet/Dry bag for $21 (This is a medium sized bag that can hold soiled diapers in a diaper bag.)
To make this gift totally complete, fill a mason jar with your favorite cloth diaper safe detergent and fill a baby food jar with coconut oil so that mom has a handy jar of cloth diaper safe diaper rash balm for her diaper bag!
I love the idea of a Blessingway. I love adding Blessingway ideas to every baby shower. To learn more about what a Blessingway is please see THIS post at the Diaper Shops Blog. When you get right down to it, a Blessingway is about celebrating mother and baby, supporting them and blessing them. While many moms are uncomfortable having a baby shower for children after their first or second (or first boy & girl), I believe each baby should be celebrated. Why not have a little tea and come up with some creative ways to support the growing family? We all need support!
Gathering appropriate hand-me-downs as well as making a meal that could be frozen and eaten on one of those many days when having to make dinner might just cause a full blown mommy meltdown, just might be a lifesaver. (Make sure to ask if there are dietary restrictions for mom and avoid gassy foods that may cause tummy troubles in a newborn.)
I hope this post helps you build a bountiful gift for a very lucky family! What was your favorite cloth diaper related gift? Please share in a comment!
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