Gift #1 – The Diaper Change Pack
This basket includes some of the basic essentials I have used over my 2+ years of cloth diapering.
- A plastic garbage can with a lid. This is obviously to store the dirty diapers. I don’t use a pail liner but this would be another great item to include.
- Wet bags. You can buy them online or make your own. I made 2 larger wet bags & 1 smaller wet bag. (A fun story behind the fabric I used for this gift is that it is the fabric the expectant parents used for toga parties in college, where they met. I found it in the closet at my parents’ house and it will be a fun surprise all in its own!)
- Wipes. Again, there are several options online, but these are even easier to make yourself. I made some with two pieces of flannel serged together (again with the toga party fabric!) and some have fleece on the back side.
- Sample packs of wipe bits
- Detergent samples
- Tube of cloth-diaper safe cream. The sample sized jars of CJ’s BUTTer work great for this. I like to do one unscented & one “fun” scent. Besides giving the new parents a chance to try them out, they also work great to keep in the diaper bag.
Gift #2 – The Laundry Pack
- Cloth diaper safe detergent. Everybody has their own detergent preference. I know my sister in-law has a water softener & I have had great luck with Rockin Green, so if I went this route, I would get her a bag of that. If it didn’t work out with her diapers, I would buy it back from her.
- Detergent samples - I have received from various Kelly’s Closet promotions and these would be great gifts if you didn’t want to purchase a full size bag.
- Wool dryer balls
- A drying rack or materials to make a clothes line if they don’t already have one
- Extra inserts – many brands include microfiber inserts but cloth diapering veterans know that hemp or bamboo inserts are a great alternative to boost absorbency & keep diapers trim
- Diaper sprayer – either purchase one or purchase the supplies for a DIY one & offer to help install it
- Snappi (if you know they are using prefolds)
- The diaper that works best for you
- A cute print or diaper you’d like to splurge on (I would get the Softbums Cowies print for my sister in-law!)
- A great night-time combo that works for you
- Flushable liners
Even if the mama-to-be isn’t planning on using cloth diapers, there are several great products that cloth diapering mamas love and are available from Kelly’s Closet.
- Reusable swim diaper
- Reusable nursing pads
- Baby friendly sunscreen
- Baby carrier or wrap
- Reusable snack bags
- Amber teething necklace
- CJs BUTTer (works great for multiple skin issues!)
Bio: Megan is a part time stay at home/part time working mom of 2 busy little boys. She’s been using cloth diapers for over 2 years and loves sharing tips & tricks with other parents to-be!
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