1.18.2013

Baby Shower Gifts for the Non-Cloth Diapering Mom


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When you're a cloth diapering mom, you want to share with everyone about your cloth diapers. You can't possibly understand how others can't see the millions of reasons why you love cloth diapering. I love this joke from Dirty Diaper Laundry! Can you relate?



So when a friend (or stranger) announces that she is pregnant, one of your first thoughts may be tell her everything you can about cloth diapering. If she dismisses you and is not interested, you may be disheartened. How can she not see how awesome they are!? So when this friend invites you to her baby shower, should you give her cloth diapers as a gift? These are my thoughts and opinions:



If she has expressed interest in cloth diapers...
Yes! It is okay to purchase a cloth diaper as baby shower gift! Buy her some cloth diapers, maybe the Changing Diapers Book. You could even encourage her to start a registry!

If she is not interested in cloth diapering...
Unfortunately, no! Do not force cloth diapers on this new mom. Sure, she may fall in love in when she sees how tiny and adorable a newborn diaper is, but chances are she's seen a diaper before (because you can't help yourself) and she's still not interested. In this case, you will buying a poor diaper that will sit untouched, never to grace the bottom of a tiny baby's bottom. Oh, the shame!

So what do you get her?  You can still satisfy your need to buy cloth diaper items and her desire not to cloth diaper! Kelly's Closet sells a variety of products for every new mom!

1.  Changing Pad

2.  Swim Diaper (pair it with a bottle of sunscreen)

3.  Diaper Rash Cream

4.  Natural & Organic Bath Products

5.  Moby Wrap 

6.  Teethers




What is your go-to baby shower gift? Do you have a favorite?

For more ideas check out my favorite products for moms and babies!

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73 comments:

  1. I love making gift baskets loaded with necessities and things to pamper mom!

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  2. I would give them Some Diaper accessories and Onesies!

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  3. Actually, when the baby comes then I make a meal and bring over a small gift just to let them know they are not alone and have lots of support!

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  4. I like to give a teething necklace if the mom seems like she would use it. If not, I pick something from their registry!

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  5. Whenever there is a new baby in the family we take turns helping the new parents out. We'll cook dinner, clean, take any older kids out for a bit, watch the baby so the new mom can nap or shower etc.

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  6. My favorite baby shower gift is a travel changing pad that has pockets for a wipes case (also included) and a Miracle Blanket. Both things we loved for our first baby but didn't even know about registering for!

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  7. Changing Diapers book makes a great (an inexpensive) gift to those who may be on the fence.

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  8. Before baby comes I would watch her older kids so she can take a nap or do something fun by herself...after baby I would make dinner for the whole family a couple times in the early weeks :)

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    1. forgot to say the email associated with rafflecopter is jesserin8 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I usually cook a meal and bring it over. Now, that many (pregnant) friends have shown interest in cloth diapering (but are not 100% sure) I would buy a cute cover which can be worn especially under dresses even if they decide not to cloth diaper.

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  10. I don't have a normal gift, since most of the moms I know don't have baby showers. Plus I am new to the CD world. But I would give a gift certificate to a CD store, and a book on CD. This would give the mom to be the option of an educated choice.

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  11. my sister is planning to have a baby, and I would give this gift to her. I would help by offering a house cleaning or to run errands, or to babysit so she can get a shower, run errands, sit, whichever she chooses.

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  12. I would cook a nice meal, maybe a couple..something she can easily reheat and have a break from kitchen duty but still have something homemade and delicious to eat :o)

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  13. I usually gift nursing covers / pads, bath sets, and offer to help babysit.

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  14. My favorite gift to give is a night out with her significant other before the baby is born with babysitting if needed. I also like to take a meal and dessert over once the baby comes.

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  15. I offer to watch the expecting mama's kids for a while so she can run errands by herself! I have several kids here during the day anyway, so a couple more is never too much trouble :) After the baby is born one of the best gifts I think I can give is a meal, complete with dessert of course!

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  16. My best friend is pregnant, and I plan on sticking by her side those first 2-3 weeks with the newborn. She did this for me, and I couldn't thank her enough, especially since my husband was unable to take the time off to stay home with me.

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  17. I bring new mamas a mom gift in the hospital. They get given so much for baby anyway so I try to give things like lotion, chap stick and a starbucks card to moms when I come to visit at the hospital. Once they are home I like to be able to provide a meal or go do some of their dishes and laundry in those first few weeks

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  18. I try to give them the gift of help. Come over, do some laundry, make dinner, and offer some items that I found really useful.

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  19. I offer to connect moms to be with my breastfeeding group. We also always take food to new moms and dads

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  20. My #1 gift for new moms is diapers! Either cloth or disposable, depends on the mom's plans. I do love when they say cloth!!!

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  21. I would make them a meal. I am currently being blessed by friends and their love for my family in this oh-so-helpful way. My third baby is almost 2 weeks old and this has been a big help to use and such a practical way to support a family as they adjust to a new baby. :)

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  22. I adore the opportunity to share the cloth love, but if someone's not interested, I go with oversized homemade flannel blankets. The receiving blankets you find in stores are just tiny, and I can't imagine trying to swaddle with them - my mom made me several big ones for my baby shower for my first, and I can't live without them!

    Just got them out of storage and through the washer for #2, due in the next 6 weeks or so... they're so cuddly and snuggly!

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  23. I always offer to watch the little one while she goes and takes a nap and I fix her something to eat. That was the best thing someone ever did for me in the first month.

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  24. For really close friends I make quilts. Or somewhat close friends wetbags and something small off the registry. I think all moms need a wetbag (we had swim lessons last night and everyone was asking about mine).

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  25. If I know the mom is going to breastfeed, I put together a breastfeeding basket that will help them along the way. I keep a stash of cloth breastpads, lanolin, nursing covers, and other items I can use to fill the basket

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  26. Great post! I laughed at your comment: "And the diaper will never grace a bum"... oh boy! It is true though, forcing cloth diapers upon someone is not going to go over well. I'm doing a post on that topic next week for the Cloth 101 blog hop. Most of my cloth converts have made that decision all on their own... with some educating on my part :).

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  27. I would definitely give a new mom an applecheeks swim diaper because they are so cute! They may decide to try cloth because of it! :-)

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  28. I would bless a new mom with dinner and a nap. I will make dinner and she can nap.

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  29. I usually buy a simple outfit that is comfy and practical :)

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  30. I usually buy something off their registry when I go to a shower and then after baby comes I usually have crocheted them a blanket and bring dinner.

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  31. I would buy her some CDs!! and i would give her these prizes if I won. I already know who Id like it for

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  32. I like to give handmade gifts for babies. I would love to have some new cloth diapers for my own baby who will be arriving soon!

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  33. Im trying to win this for a good friend of mine who cant afford to buy newborn diapers but wants to do cloth.

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  34. Meals are the way to bless new moms!

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  35. I need some of my friends to start having babies so that way I can buy them all cloth diapers because I have SO many, my husband is starting to question the whole "saving money" thing. Hahaha!

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  36. Buy something from her registry and prepare meals :)

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  37. I make baby quilts and receiving blankets. I think every baby deserves to be wraped in love with a warm blanket that has been made just for them.

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  38. If I won I would make sure I gave them to a cloth diapering mom to be when my LO outgrew them. :D

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  39. My go-to babyshower gift is a breastfeeding cover. I think its definitely a must have for moms to be who will be breastfeeding.

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  40. now that i know about Cloth diapers i would totally bless a new mom with cloth diapers =)

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  41. If I know a friend is hoping to breastfeed, I will offer her any encouragement and support in that that she needs, having done it myself for 3.5 years. The friends who I have been there for this was have always greatly appreciated that support and goes to show it doesn't take money or whatever to help a new mom:)

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  42. A hot meal and another that I can pop in the freezer for her!

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  43. Offer to watch older kids so she can nap or spend alone time with newborn. And of course make dinner.

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  44. I offer to help in any way I can. I also make diaper cakes and plan a shower. I am currently expecting myself and I'm longing to try cloth this time.

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  45. Throwing a baby shower and I have also brought a meal to new moms and it was done for me such a great thing to do

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  46. I always make freezer meals when my friends give birth. That way they dont have to worry about dinner being ready, their husbands can just pull something out and throw it in the oven, no clean up is an added bonus!

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  47. I would make freezer meals and offer to come over and watch the baby for a bit while the mom rests

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  48. By giving them stuff I know they will use!

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  49. I am actually in the process of putting together a basket for a coworker of my MIL that is about to have a little boy. I am giving her all of my newborns that little man outgrew and all the supplies she needs to try cloth diapering

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  50. A meal, cute burp cloths along with something on their registry, and an insistent offer to watch any older kiddos!

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  51. I like to get them a basket of baby health necessities. Wipes, diaper rash cream, gas drops, tylenol, thermometer, boogie wipes, etc.

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  52. I love the idea of a swim diaper + sunscreen (maybe even bath/pool toys?)... sneaky way to promote reusable diapers :D

    I like to give my favorite, usually un-registered-for items: a Miracle Blanket, and a diaper changing kit (changing pad + wipes case). Also Aden and Anais swaddle blankets if they've picked a pattern!

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  53. I try to help as much as possible depending on the situation. In our family, we have lots of little ones so sometimes it's cooking, other times it's taking care of siblings.

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  54. My girlfriend just had her baby two weeks ahead of schedule and I have been bringing her food and nursing supplies everytime I visit. I know that she would love to start cloth diapering as soon as the baby is up a few more pounds (only 4lbs now) so she can fit into most newborn diapers... I've already sewn some newborn daipers for her that are just too big so far. But this giveaway - would be apprecaited by both of us.

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  55. I love giving a new mom something hand made. And I love to craft, so it's a win-win situation. :)

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  56. I would bring over frozen meals she could just pop into the microwave!

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  57. I usually pick something off of their registry and then bring a meal over after the baby is born.

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  58. It depends on the Mom, I want to do something useful, so I might bring over a meal, or make something handmade for the baby. If I know they want to cloth diaper I'll give some of those, or maybe some cloth nursing pads if I know she'll be breastfeeding...

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  59. I always try to do a meal for a new mom and some diapers....especially if they love cloth!

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  60. making a meal (one that can either be cooked and eaten, or frozen and cooked later) is a great way to bless new moms/families.

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  61. I make quilts for friend's babies - not always super useful at first, but great for photo ops and they tend to like them quite a bit. Now that I've got my own baby, though, I'm thinking of switching to making two-sided (flannel/minky) blankets or hand-dyed muslin swaddling blankets (like Aden and Anais) - my mom made me some of both and her blankets are by far the most used of all the blankets I got!

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  62. I have yet to convince any of my friends to cloth diaper so good suggestions on what to buy them!

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  63. I love making gift baskets with necessities! Also a hospital survival kit!

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  64. Giving a mom a Nosefrida and Saline is something i always try to do.

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  65. I'm at a stage in my life where many of my friends are having babies. I love to share what I've learned so far as a momma of two so they can take advice OR leave it as they choose. I also love to repurpose t-shirts into baby gowns, a must have item for newborns in my opinion!

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  66. I love to plan baby showers for pregnant mommies in my family! I also like to cook dinners after baby is born when the parents may be too busy to make a good meal.

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  67. I like to give the Nose Fredia or Baby Comfy nose, those scary snot chucking bulbs used by hospitals are a joke. I was so afraid I was going to injure my baby's tiny nose.

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  68. Bring a meal to the new mom and family! That was such a blessing when I had my LO and I was trying to recover!

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  69. I'd bring the family a meal and offer to do a chore around the house for them

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