Cloth Diaper Cake – Princess Bear Tricycle Tutorial!

Cloth Diaper Cake – Princess Bear Tricycle Tutorial!

Post may contain affiliate links. Hello Nesties, do you love everything that’s pink, lavender, and topped with exploding sprakles? Well, I think you are going to enjoy my newest tutorial then! as usual, it’s over the top and is the “girl version” of my cloth diaper tricycle cake. All you need to do is follow my step-by-step tutorial and you will have the most adorable baby shower gift EVER! I searched the internet a long time looking for a cloth diaper cake tricycle tutorial and found none, although there were plenty of disposable cake tutorials. That is when I decided to create my own and share. After a few months of gathering supplies and testing, I created a bad boy and princess bear tricycle. This little princess will help any new mom jumpstart her cloth diapering stash with elegance and grace! 




Cloth Diaper Supplies

Ok, so I am not going to lie… this is a big, expensive, and very involved diaper cake to make but it’s very doable! The price of making this diaper tricycle is going to cost you anywhere from $150.00 to $200.00 depending on where you get your supplies and if you already have some of the items around the house. You can go in with a friend or two to cut costs and even make the cake together. Just try not to drink at the same time or you might end up with something completely different than what I am going to show you! For your convenience, I have hyperlinked in green a few of the supplies that are on Amazon. I do make a small commission if you actually purchase any of the supplies through my link and it’s no additional cost to you. And when I say small I mean it’s so small it’s actually kind of pathetic … but hey, every penny counts right?

Basic Supplies

2 small safety pins (one inch in length)

1 pack of small clear rubber bands

Several larger rubber bands

Large bread tie (optional)

One paper towel roll

3 toilet paper rolls

1 long 28-29 inch flower from hobby lobby (Get pink or lavender)

Mini flashlight from the dollar tree

3 small Gator clips about (3/4 of an inch)

Strip of pretty ribbon or tool. (Pink or Lavender)

1 Teddy bear or stuffed animal 

3 stretchy Baby Headbands in pink or lavender, I got mine from Hobby Lobby

Diaper Supplies 

2 Muslim Swaddle Me Blankets (Pink or Lavender, 40 X 40 in)

12 Pack of OsoCozy PREFOLDS SIZE MEDIUM (13-28 pounds) 

Osocozy Dyed Birdeye Flat Diapers – 4 pack (Violet)

Diaper Dawgs HOT DAWG SPRAYER

Diaper Dawgs FINGER GUARDS (Pink & Purple) 

One 10 pack of hot pink and one 10 pack of light pink baby washcloths from HIPPO KISSES. 

1 Pink or lavender Wet bag, I’m using one from Alva Baby

Boingo Baby Fasteners in Punky Pink or Disco Glitter

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What All Comes In This Cake!

 

Here is a quick run-down of everything that is included in this bomb-tastic diaper cake and why this cloth diapering mother-to-be will be a lucky lady to receive it!

With this one awesome diaper cake, the new mom will receive a set of prefolds, which can be used as burp cloths or cleaning rags.

One set of flat diapers which are very versatile and will last virtually forever.

3 Baby headbands that she can use on her precious baby girl. 

A diaper sprayer that hooks up to the shower and cleans dirty diapers in the toilet!

A waterproof bag that holds several soiled diapers for traveling, and can be used for wet clothes, makeup, bathing suits, or whatever!

Twenty thick baby washcloths which have infinite uses like cleaning dirty spills, faces, and other fun surprises. They can be used as cloth wipes, washing baby, or to clean yourself after pumping.  

One set of finger guards that keep fingers from getting dirty when dealing with poopy diapers and pulling out soiled inserts.

As you can see from the list above, the mother is basically going to be set-up for cloth diapering. The only things left she will need to get are diaper covers, a diaper pail / liner, and maybe a few other cloth diapers. This cloth diaper cake will really help get a jumpstart on her diaper stash and will probably be one of the cutest and creative gifts at the shower!

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Cloth Diaper Cake – Bad Boy Tricycle Tutorial

Cloth Diaper Cake – Bad Boy Tricycle Tutorial

Post may contain affiliate links. Are you trying to figure out what to get that annoying crunchy mom-to-be who wants to cloth diaper, breastfeed, and use essential oils on everything? Step away from the same old boring baby shower gifts and put that ugly baby blanket and overrated rubber giraffe down. It’s time to make something that will amaze the pants off of Mrs. preggo! Build the ULTIMATE cloth diaper cake by following my step-by-step tutorial while simultaneously making the other moms jealous of your gift. I searched the internet a long time looking for a cloth diaper cake tricycle tutorial and found none, although there were plenty of disposable cake tutorials. That is when I decided to create my own and share. After a few months of gathering supplies and testing, I created the cutest cloth diaper cake I have ever made. This little guy will help any new mom jumpstart her cloth diapering stash in style!  




Cloth Diaper Supplies

 

Ok, so I am not going to lie… this is a big, expensive, and very involved diaper cake to make but it’s very doable! The price of making this diaper tricycle is going to cost you anywhere from $150.00 to $200.00 depending on where you get your supplies and if you already have some of the items around the house. You can go in with a friend or two to cut costs and even make the cake together. Just try not to drink at the same time or you might end up with something completely different than what I am going to show you! For your convenience, I have hyperlinked in green a few of the supplies that are on Amazon. I do make a small commission if you actually purchase any of the supplies through my link and it’s no additional cost to you. And when I say small I mean it’s so small it’s actually kind of pathetic … but hey, every penny counts right?

Basic Supplies

2 small safety pins (one inch in length)

Pack of small clear rubber bands

1 pack of small clear rubber bands

Several larger rubber bands

Large bread tie (optional)

One paper towel roll

3 toilet paper rolls

1 long 28-29 inch flower from hobby lobby

Black plastic snap tape (3 packs, from Hobby Lobby)

Mini flashlight from the dollar tree

4-8 small Gator clips about (3/4 of an inch)

Diaper Supplies 

12 large charcoal BAMBOO INSERTS (flat style)

12 pack of OsoCozy PREFOLDS SIZE MEDIUM (13-28 pounds) 

1 teddy bear or stuffed animal 

Oso cozy flats 4 pack, DARK TEAL COLOR

BABY SUNGLASSES (Target) 

Diaper Dawgs HOT DAWG SPRAYER

Diaper Dawgs FINGER GUARDS (Milo & Otis, blue and green) 

2-10 packs of dark gray baby washcloths from Hippo Kisses (HippoKisses.com)

1 Wet bag, I’m using a blue one from SPRAY PAL.

BLACK BOINGOS (Basket Case)

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What All Comes In This Cake!

 

Here is a quick run-down of everything that is included in this bomb-tastic diaper cake and why this cloth diapering mother-to-be will be a lucky lady to receive it!

With this one awesome diaper cake, the new mom will receive a set of prefolds, which can be used as burp cloths or cleaning rags.

One set of flat diapers which are very versatile and will last virtually forever.

Six charcoal inserts that absorb amazingly, and are great for stuffing in pocket diapers or just doubling up.

A diaper sprayer that hooks up to the shower and cleans dirty diapers in the toilet!

A waterproof bag that holds several soiled diapers for traveling, and can be used for wet clothes, makeup, bathing suits, or whatever!

Twenty thick baby washcloths which have infinite uses like cleaning dirty spills, faces, and other fun surprises. They can be used as cloth wipes, washing baby, or to clean yourself after pumping. Check out my full review on the Hippo Kisses BABY WASHCLOTHS. 

One set of finger guards that keep fingers from getting dirty when dealing with poopy diapers and pulling out soiled inserts.

As you can see from the list above, the mother is basically going to be set-up for cloth diapering. The only things left she will need to get are diaper covers, a diaper pail / liner, and maybe a few other cloth diapers. This cloth diaper cake will really help get a jumpstart on her diaper stash and will probably be one of the cutest and creative gifts at the shower!

This tutorial is 100% original and created for my blog, MyGreenNest.

Cloth Diaper Cake - Bad Boy Tricycle




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Boingos – Adorable Cloth Diaper Fasteners!

Boingos – Adorable Cloth Diaper Fasteners!

Post may contain affiliate links. Boingos are adorable diaper fasterners that easily secure your prefold and flat cloth diapers. In this video, I will show you exactly how to use and care for them. Ditch the pins, Boingos are in! 

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All About Boingo’s!

Boingos were invented by a cloth diapering mom of seven children. The idea literally sparked from a dream she had one night. After playing around with the concept, Stacee Magee created what is known as the Boingo cloth diaper fastener.

Using Your Boingo Diaper Fasteners: 
Boingos can be used to safely and easily secure prefolds, flats, and some fitted cloth diapers. Unlike safety pins, Boingos are quite a bit easier to use. You can secure them on both sides of the hips, which helps to extend the life of your prefolds. For some newborns, you will only need to use one Boingo in the middle. Boingo fasteners have grips that are curved away (for babies protection) and help to grip the fabric. They work best with loose woven fabrics in cotton, bamboo, and certain hemp or knitted fabrics.

Boingos come in a pack of two, have a 3-month warranty, and will last from birth to potty. They each come in fun star shapes and many different color options, including glitter, gold, and glow in the dark! They are very inexpensive, and make a great gift for a new cloth diapering mom.

Color Options:
Boingos currently come in 12 fun color options. You can order them online at BoingoBaby.com or find them at a retailer near you!

Purple – Purple Rain
Lime Green – Voltage Green
Blue – Electric Blue
Teal – Trippen Turquoise
Light Pink – Princess Pink
Red – Athlete Red
Orange – Outrageous Orange
Yellow – Yellow Glow
White – Wicked White
Black – Basket Case
Glitter – Disco Glitter
Gold – Solid Gold

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Hippo Kisses – Baby Washcloths Review!

Hippo Kisses – Baby Washcloths Review!

Post may contain affiliate links. Today I am going to review baby washcloths from the brand Hippo Kisses. These are great washcloths to use for making diaper cakes, giving as baby shower gifts, or to use as regular cloth wipes. I am also hosting a giveaway where “three” lucky people will have a chance to win a free video tutorial and a set of cloth wipes. The tutorial teaches you how to make an adorable cloth elephant and the winners get to choose the color of the cloth wipes! Details for the giveaway will be posted at the end of this post. 

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About Hippo Kisses Baby Washcloths

Hippo Kisses was founded by Renee Swartz who has a passion for creating diaper cakes and designs from baby washcloths. Renee soon discovered that she was having to purchase a lot of washcloths in bulk just to get the colors she was needing for her designs. For this reason, she started Hippo Kisses where she offers washcloths in multiple colors and patterns. Currently, they offer 35 unique colors and a few prints. These washcloths are made from 80% cotton, 20% polyester, and come in packs of 10.

Baby Washcloths

As you can see here, Hippo Kisses offers a variety of colors that you can use to create your own diaper cakes or designs. If you have no clue what to create, Renee offers a wide range of video tutorials on Etsy where she shows you how to make all sorts of cute designs from simple washcloths. Her store is called WashAGami, where she combines origami with the art of making diaper cakes.

My Review

The quality of these washcloths is very good. They are thicker and a bit larger than your standard baby washcloths that you can purchase in the store. I love that you can get them in almost any color instead of being stuck with a variety pack of either blues or pinks. I also like that she offers video tutorials that teach you how to make all sorts of fun designs. I still prefer my thinner washcloths to use as cloth wipes and for traveling because they are easier to store than larger ones. I do like the Hippo Kisses washcloths for cleaning number 2’s and they are perfect for bath time.




Giveaway Details!

(GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED) We are giving away a 10 pack of Hippo Kisses baby washcloths (winners choice of color) and one free elephant washcloth video tutorial. There are THREE chances to win so listen up nesties! You can enter one or all the giveaways below for more chances.

Giveaway 1:
Share this post on Pinterest then leave a comment down below letting me know that you shared it and what your Pinterest name is.

Giveaway 2:
Find this post on my Facebook page (MyGreenNest) and tag a friend or friends.

Giveaway 3:
Follow me on Periscope (@YourGreenNest) but let me know in the comments below that you followed me and what your Periscope user name is. Don’t have Periscope? Follow me on Instagram (MyGreenNest) and let me know in a comment below that you followed me and what your IG name is.

Bonus: For extra brownie points, follow Renee’s Instagram (Washagami) and leave her some love in the comments, she is new to IG! 🙂 

Good luck guys, I can’t wait to announce all of the winners! 

 

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Boudreaux Eco-Friendly Buttpaste Review & Giveaway!

Boudreaux Eco-Friendly Buttpaste Review & Giveaway!

Post may contain affiliate links. Looking for an all natural diaper rash ointment that really takes care of the rash? Tired of getting diaper cream on your hands? I’ve been using Boudreaux’s products for some time now and have recently been able to review their all natural cream along with the Baby Bum Brush applicator. I am also giving one lucky nestie their own 4 oz tube of green Butt Paste and a Baby Bum Brush! 

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About Boudreaux’s Butt Paste

The founder of Butt Paste, George Boudreaux, was a pharmacist in Louisiana who happened to have four small ones of his own at home. Like most parents, he struggled with diaper rash but couldn’t find anything on the shelves that would do the trick. Hearing the same complaints from other parents in his pharmacy, he went to work formulating his own diaper rash cream. Before long, he hit on a formula that would one day become known as Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. The new formula worked so well, it became a hit. Now you can find Butt Paste in most drugs stores, grocery stores, and world wide!

My Experience With Diaper Creams

Long before I started cloth diapering my favorite go-to rash cream was Boudreaux’s Maximum-strength butt paste. It had the best consistency and worked extremely well. I even liked the way it smelled compared to the other top brands. Once I switched to cloth diapers I wasn’t able to use it unless I had a diaper liner. Butt paste is pretty thick and will coat your cloth diapers, causing them to repel urine. 

As I began my blog, I became more conscious of what goes on babies skin and even mine for that matter. Everything you put on your skin will be absorbed through the bloodstream. I switched over to an organic cloth diaper safe cream that seemed to do ok most of the time. When you cloth diaper you usually don’t have that many rashes anyway. One time Asher had a bad case of diarrhea and came home from mommies Day Out with an incredibly large and horrible diaper rash. I knew that my regular organic diaper cream wasn’t going to cut it and I needed something stronger. I immediately reached for my old tube of original extra strength Butt Paste and had him wearing disposable diaper liners to protect his cloth diapers. His diarrhea continued for a couple of days, making the rash harder to fight. Butt Paste eventually got rid of the rash and Asher finally started feeling better. It took about 3-4 days to clear up most of the rash. Once the rash calmed down I switched back to my organic diaper stick and stopped using the disposable liners.

My Review Of the “All Natural ” Butt Paste

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is still my favorite mainstream rash cream to-date so I was excited to find out that they offered a more eco-friendly option. Boudreaux was kind enough to send me a few samples to review of their “green cream” and an extra tube to give away! The maximum-strength Butt Paste works wonders but I wanted to find a cloth diaper safe / natural alternative that worked well on more stubborn diaper rashes. I wasn’t sure if the “All Natural” Butt Paste would be as effective as the maximum-strength version. The consistency is almost as thick as the regular cream and I find the scent to be fairly pleasant and clean. Technically their all natural green cream isn’t all natural because it still contains 16% Zinc Oxide. Here is a list of all the ingredients used:

  • Zinc Oxide, 16%
  • Aloe Vera
  • Beeswax
  • Carnauba Wax
  • Castor Oil
  • Citric Acid
  • Hydrogenated Castor Oil
  • Peruvian Balsam




Because the cream contains the ingredient zinc oxide, it also makes it less cloth diaper safe. Zinc oxide is a wonderful ingredient for clearing up diaper rashes but it can coat your diapers causing them to repel. I highly suggest using either a reusable or disposable DIAPER LINER when using this products. The all natural Butt Paste has 16% of zinc oxide where as the maximum-strength butt paste has 40%. Some babies are also allergic to zinc oxide so I also advise testing out a small area if you are using this cream for the first time. If you want to learn more about the ingredient zinc oxide you can click HEREThe only other little thing I don’t like about Butt Paste or most diaper creams for that matter, is how it feels on my hands. This is where its super handy to use a Baby Bum Brush. After changing a dirty diaper your hands are not the most sanitary. It’s nice to have a small tool that you can apply the cream onto without getting your hands all creamy in the process. After applying the cream to the brush you spread it onto babies bottom almost like your icing a cake…. kind of. The Baby Bum Brush can also stand on its own because of the suction cup bottom and they come in several colors. I honestly don’t know why anyone didn’t think of this any sooner, they are pretty cool in my opinion!

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Final Thoughts!

What I do like about their all natural green cream is that it works very well and almost completely made up of eco-friendly or natural ingredients. I think this is a great diaper rash cream to have even if you don’t use cloth diapers because the ingredients are more natural based. I am glad that Boudreaux is now offering products that are more environmentally friendly, kudos for them! 




Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed. If you want a chance to earn your own 4oz tube of Boudreaux All Natural Butt Paste and your very own Baby Bum Brush, simply leave me a comment bellow telling me something cute or funny that your baby does. After you leave a comment, share this blog post on Pinterest or Facebook. I will announce a winner in 4-5 days. That is it folks, good luck! (This giveaway is open to US only)

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Diaper Dawgs *Clear* Spray Collar/Diaper Sprayer – Review!

Diaper Dawgs *Clear* Spray Collar/Diaper Sprayer – Review!

Post may contain affiliate links. Are you cloth curious but intimidated by the idea of dealing with the doo? If you are looking for the perfect solution help you cloth diaper you must try the brand new “clear ” spray collar / diaper sprayer combo from Diaper Dawgs! This is the best cloth diapering accessory I have ever used and the easiest spray shield to store. I don’t know how people cloth diapered before this amazing thing was invented! 

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About The Arctic Wolf Spray Collar

The ARTIC wolf spray collar is the newest sprayer shield from Diaper Dawgs. It’s almost completely clear with a touch of glitter helping you to see exactly what you are doing. It comes with the diaper dawgs diaper sprayer and is designed to only fit that sprayer. Once you put the collar onto your sprayer there is no additional assembly required. You simply grab and spray your cloth diapers or pads. The spray collar is the easiest to store and the smallest spray shield on the market today.

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About Diaper Dawgs

Diaper Dawgs is one of my favorite cloth diapering companies to date. Aisha Sequeira started Diaper Dawgs in 2013 and has since created several innovative cloth diapering products that help you deal with the doo. Her products have made my cloth diapering life a lot easier and more fun. Her company has a sense of humor mixed with a love for dogs which you will notice throughout all of her social media channels. Aisha is also a graphic designer and inventor.

< Even the Mona Lisa loves Diaper Dawgs! 🙂

 

My Review

I absolutely LOVE the all in on sprayer package from Diaper Dawgs. This is the best set-up for cleaning diapers I have used so far. I have a Spray Pal that is very bulky and I do not like having to reassemble every time I need to spray my diapers. I have no problems getting the poo to come off with the wolf or “clear” collar and the powerful diaper sprayer. It also works great on my cloth pads. I think the collar and the sprayer look nice and sleek in my bathroom. I can tell that the Diaper Dawgs sprayer is much higher quality than my DIY Diaper Sprayer was.

The Downside

The wolf collar is only compatible with the diaper dawgs sprayer and a few others. It’s not compatible with most of your DIY diaper sprayers like I mentioned earlier. The spray collar is a little tricky to learn and in my opinion you need a clipboard for back support or you will have to hold the diaper yourself. You do not have the option to stretch out the gussets like you do with the DIAPER DIAMOND but the sprayer is so high powered it does a really good job. I believe this product is nearly perfect and give it a 9/10. This diaper spraying combo has made cleaning crap super easy and doesn’t take up very much storage space!

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History Of The Spray Collar

Here you can see the progression of the spray collar. The first two were the original design. They were a little on the small side so Aisha ended up designing the rainbow version or “mutt.” It was about the size of a CD and a little bit thicker than the new clear version. After more feedback in 2015 the clear spray collar took the stage and replaced the mutt. She wanted a collar that allowed users to see what they were doing when dealign with the mess. She named it the Arctic Wolf and designed it with glitter to add that special Diaper Dawgs touch!

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Why Do I Need To Spray?

If your child is 100% breastfed you don’t have to spray your diapers you can dump them straight into the wash. Breastfed poop is 100% water soluble. But after the 6 month period when your baby gets on solids you will need to discard most of the poo before you stick it into the wash. I prefer to spray my cloth diapers the entire time because it keeps your diaper pail from stinking and prevents stains.

Do I Need A Spray Shield?

You do not need a spray shield to cloth diaper however they can be extremely convenient and they take a lot of the “dirty” work out cleaning your diapers. You can use spray shields with flats, prefolds and soiled baby/toddler clothes. If you want to learn more bout other types of spray shields, check out my post on SPRAY SHIELDS.




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