How To Make Diaper Babies

Look at these cute mini dolls and learn how to make diaper babies. They are quick and easy to make, are simply adorable and make a super cute baby gift or baby shower gift.

Diaper babies are really versatile and I will also show you ideas on how to use them to create one of a kind diaper gifts. 

5 diaper babies in a box, for boythe cutest! for baby boy in pastel colors

Learn step-by-step how to make little diaper dolls. They can be used for a lot of homemade newborn gift ideas. Starting on their own as "just a little something" to adorable 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.  

Fun fact: As some of you might know, besides managing this website, I have a small diaper cake business. These mini diaperbabies in various styles are my bestselling product by far. 


10 colorful diaper babies laying side by sideso many - so adorable



How To Make Diaper Babies With Socks And Washcloths

What you need  for 1 pair (2 miniature diaper babys):

- 2 diapers, size 2 or size 3 - if you choose a bigger pampers' size the babies do not look that cute anymore 

- 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

- alternatively for personalization: slim ribbon, wooden letters, wooden beads


DIY Diaper Babies Tutorial

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. 

rolling a diaper

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.

rolled diaper and fixing a washcloth around it
rolled diaper and how to fix the washcloth around it, folded up
rolled diaper and how to fix the washcloth around it, fixed with 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. 

rolled diaper, fixed washcloth and baby sock as hat
rolled diaper, fixed washcloth and baby sock as hat, sock fixed with a ribbon


Fix your sticky wobbly eyes. There's also non-sticky eyes which you will need to glue on. 

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.

girl diaper baby, close up, wobbly eyes
girl diaper baby, close up, sleeping eyes


Et voilà, your diaper doll is finished!

finished girl diaper baby, sleeping eyes, placed on an additional diaper - looking like a baby in a codbaby shower decoration idea

Place it on a diaper for a cute baby shower decoration

diaper baby for baby boy (in white / blue colors), wrapped in a burp clothcute addition for a money gift

Wrap in a burp cloth (with or without a cuddly toy) for giving on its own or for a cute addition to a gift certificate or a money gift.

a diaper baby and a cuddly dog wrapped in a burp cloth, neutral colorscuddling together :-)

How To Personalize Your Diaper Babies

Make it more personal by adding the newborn babies name. All you need is some satin ribbon, some wooden letters and alternatively some wooden beads.

Thread the wooden letters on your ribbon and if you like add a bead at the beginning and end of the baby's name. A bead is also necessary for placing in between should the baby have two Christian names.

Then tie the name band around the one baby or your two babies. If you only have one baby and a long name you might have to adjust your name band in another way like fixing it more vertical, like a sash. 

diaper babies in blue and green with a name ribbon reading 'Benito'pair of personalized boy diaper babies

Sock Diaper Babies: How To Make Diaper Babies With Socks Only

You can also make your pampers babies out of a diaper and a pair of socks only (no washcloth necessary). 

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. 

This version is cute to showcase your socks, like the ones shown on the right photo. 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!

one diaper baby with sleeping eyes in pinksocks diaper baby
a pair of diaper babies for a baby boy with blue socks as beanies and a pair of white socks saying "I love mom" and "I love dad"too cute: with ❤️ to mom and dad!
4 sock diaper babies for boys in blue, turquoise, gray and white, very vivid colorscolorful socks make colorful diaper babies!

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.

Diaper-Babies For Twins And Multiples

Miniature babies made of diapers also make a cute gift for newborn 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 place one sock over the other and use both socks for the hat. They are even cuter if you personalize the babies.

Of course you can also make the socks only version.

personalized diaper babies for twins with name ribbons'Merle' and 'Mats', baby sock in pink, diaper baby for girl in pink, diaper baby for boy in blue, baby sock in bluediaper babies for twin girl and boy

two diaper babies sleeping in their bed (burp cloth), white and pink colors, for newborn twin baby girlsfor twin baby girls

3 diaper babies for triplets, 2 in pink, one in bluepersonalized diaper-babies for triplets

triplets gift / money gift: 3 diaper babies in little boxes (like beds) with a washcloths line where bills are drying, all fixed in a decorative boardtriplets money gift with pampers babies

Here's an adorable personalized gift idea for newborn triplets: What do parents of triplets probably need most? Money! Each triplet is sleeping in his / her bed (small box), the diaper babies are personalized with the triplets' names and a clothing line (two wooden sticks, some string and some miniature clothes pegs) displays the banknotes.

More diaper babies creations: diaper babies in a basket

Even more diaper baby ideas on Pinterest

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