(Closed) Diaper cake – yay or nay?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
527 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t really be excited, even if I were not planning on using cloth. It just seems like a hassle and a little bit of a strange presentation IMO. 

Post # 17
733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I got one for my shower and I was excited until I got home and had to take the thing apart and store them. Also my aunt used really cheep diapers and we ended up not being able to use them since my daughter had extremely sensitive skin and needed softer ones. We did give them away to a friend who was very great fun to get them. 

Post # 18
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would suggest doing a different size diaper for each “layer” of the diaper cake. Size 2 on the bottom, size 1 for the middle and newborn for the top. Most moms I know love pampers swaddlers, they have a wetness indicator and fit most babies pretty well. You might also want to get the sensitive version just in case their baby needs them. I loved getting diapers and I actually store them in a basket on the change table, not in the box and then use a cloth hanging storer for the rest. so being out of the box was no problem. 

Post # 19
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor

My mom and I have done them for several of her coworkers, honestly they have a great payoff for only a little time and effort. I mean the first time we ever did one it took us a bit longer to figure things out, but now we could do it in our sleep. We roll the diapers with clear hair elastics and then tie the layers together with unscented dental floss before covering the floss in wide ribbon. We use about 160 diapers for a 4 tier cake, most of the time size 2-3. We use a cake board wrapped in a handmade receiving blanket as the base and then decorate with bows and toys and baby shampoo and spoons and pacifiers, whatever we find that’s cute. 

That said, I plan on mostly cloth diapering my little one on the way, so I wouldn’t get as much use out of one, though I know that disposables will definitly come in handy sometimes. We’ll see. I would never refuse a gift, because I know that it is meant well!

Post # 20
2075 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I think it’s one of those things where you’d hope that the diapers you’d receive won’t irritate baby’s skin. I’m hoping to do a diaper raffle, so that there’s an incentive to get disposable and/or cloth diapers. I’m planning to do cloth diapering when baby’s 3 months old.

Post # 21
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

I had one and didn’t use any od the diapers, they were huggies, pretty much the same one my son came home from the hospital with and I didn’t like how they fit him and would have blow outs. Luvs and Pampers worked much better for us.

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