Look at these cute mini diaper babies! They are really quick and easy to make, are simply adorable and make a super cute baby shower gift! Learn how to make diaper babies in my DIY tutorial.
Learn step-by-step how to make these little diaper dolls. They are very versatile and can be used for a lot of cute homemade newborn gift ideas. Starting on their own as "just a little something" to cute baby gift basket fillers. And while a traditional diaper cake takes time to make, you can make a diaper babies gift basket filled with diapers and mini diaper babies on top, way faster.
Get more creative ideas what to use these little babies for and learn how to put together a unique and practical pampers babies gift basket for a newborn baby.
Side note: As some of you might know, besides managing this website, I do have a small diaper cake business. And these mini diaperbabies are my bestselling product by far!
What you need for 1 pair, that is 2 miniature diaper babys:
- 2 diapers (size 2 or size 3)
- 2 baby washcloths
- 1 pair of newborn socks
- some slim ribbon, some satin ribbon or also raffia ribbon
- 1 pair of small wobbly eyes and a black felt pen to draw sleeping eyes (I think they look the cutest if one is asleep and one awake)
Take a diaper and roll it up. The best way is to roll it from the open end to the closed end as shown here. Don't roll it too tight, though. if Needed, fix at one end with a rubber band.
Take your washcloth and wrap it half way round your pampers. If you have diapers with something printed on, make sure the part of the diaper where there is no pattern is on the front (where the face will be later on - it's nice to have a plain diaper otherwise baby's face will look spotty). Fold the washcloth half way up, turn the nappy around and fix with a slim ribbon.
Remove the rubber band. Take your sock and fold the rim over - if necessary fold it several times. Then put it over the top of your diaper just like a hat. Take another piece of ribbon (the same kind as for the body or also a second one for more variety) and tie it around so the hat looks like a jelly bag hat.
Take a glue stick and attach the wobbly eyes. You can also get sticky eyes so you won't need glue.
Alternatively use a felt pen to draw your eyes. If you like, draw a mouth, too. Some people think the sleeping version is so much cuter ;-) You can also make one with wobbly eyes and one sleeping which is my personal favorite version!
Et voilà, your diaper doll is finished!
Place it on a nappy and this is a cute baby shower decoration idea!
You can also make your baby or babies out of a diaper and a pair of socks only (no washcloth!). This makes sense especially if you want to show the design of the socks.
Material needed for this version: 1 diaper (size 2 or size 3), 1 pair of newborn socks, ribbon (one or two kinds), a felt pen for the sleepy eyes.
Of course you can also make a pair like the ones on the right. I have used some "I love mom" and "I love dad" socks. It would really be a pity if you couldn't read the messages!
Miniature babies made of diapers also make a cute gift for baby twins or multiples. You can make two boy babies or two girl babies or a girl and a boy baby. Either give the other sock as a separate addition or you can also place one sock over the other and use both socks for the hat. Or make the socks only version using no washcloths.
- a whimsical baby shower decoration (as described above)
- making a cute nappy baby basket gift
- a little something so you do not come empty handed, for example when you go to hospital to see the new addition for the first time
- decorating your diaper cake or specialty baby gift basket
- to go with a baby gift card and pimp up your voucher
- use as a gift topper, for example a baby book
These are the bestseller at my online shop!
Gift basket for girl: a decorative box filled with diapers, then a burp cloth to cover and the pampers babies on top.
Make a cute and practical diaper dolls baby basket gift: Buy a larger storage bin. That can be just a 'normal' storage basket -made of fabric or plastic - or a special nursery storage basket with a baby design. A storage bin always comes in handy, be it to keep baby stuff on the changing table or to store baby's toys. Collapsible storage baskets can be folded and conveniently put away when you do not need them.
Fill the bottom of the basket with plenty of diapers, a baby wipes pack, some baby clothes, etc. Place a burp cloth on top. Then lay your pampers babies on the cloth. You can also mingle them with litte cuddly baby toys, a cuddly musical toy, bath sponges, rubber duckies, etc.
Use clear gift foil wrap and lots of ribbons to perfectly decorate your diaper-babies gift basket.#ad Cute nursery baskets to use for your diaper dolls gift basket.
This was a gift for a soon to be 2nd-time-mom from her baby swimming class of the 1st child. They took some diaperbabies in swim suits/bath clothing and then arranged them in a big, flat storage basket so it looked like a swimming pool. Creative and cute, eh?
A sock diaper baby and a doggy (security blanket) lie side by side in a "sleeping bag" or in baby's bed. You can use a baby rattle, a cuddly animal or a security blanket for this kind of small diaper gift. The size of the cuddly toy just needs to be similar to that of the diaper baby.
For a small basket gift, use 4 pampers babies made out of 2 pairs of socks, 4 diapers and 4 baby wash cloths. Take a lunch box container, a small basket or a canvas box and place your diaper dolls in there so it just looks like a bed with 4 babies sleeping side by side. Something like this is always a cute addition to a baby gift certificate.
This little diaper baby box is sweet money baby gift or also a great addition to a baby gift certificate. The diaper baby is made of a pampers, a sock and a washcloth while the other sock and a second washcloth are rolled into a little flower bud. I have added some decoration - et voila!
Two little diaper babies in a gift bag also are a great addition and "gift wrap" if you want to gift money or a gift card for a baby shower.
Make a 2 or 3-tier diaper cake and decorate it with lots of sock diaper babies! Just remove one or more of your rolled diapers and replace it by a sock diaper baby. Very cute, isn't it?
You see, these little diaper dolls are really versatile :-)
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