My husband was invited to a baby shower for a coworker and friend of his and asked if I would make him a baby gift basket…with cloth diapers! Of course I jumped on the opportunity to create a beautiful gift for a new mom-to-be. Her and her husband both got the “Are you doing cloth?” talk from my husband and decided they would give it a try.
What to shop for? We wanted the gift basket to be fun and have some other items besides cloth diapers so I raided my closet of all the eco-friendly goodies that I’ve accumulated from trade shows, conferences, and even my EcoCentric Mom subscription boxes. I will say, one of the perks of being a blogger is that I can usually find a few things to give as gifts. My husband went to Target and picked up a huge pink bucket (we have one we use in our daughters room just like this for stuffed animal storage) and a few small items from the mom’s baby registry. Then I ordered a few of my favorite cloth diapers from Kelly’s Closet (and pulled a few out of my stash of diapers I’ve reviewed). Here is a breakdown of all the items:
- Giant plastic bucket from Target to act as our basket
- Deluxe Baby Bather (from her registry)
- bumGenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper in Lovelace
- Thirsties Duo Diaper in Scottish Rose, Size 1
- Rumparooz OS Diaper in Preppy
- Kissaluvs Diaper Potion Lotion (wipes spray)
- Changing Diapers book by Kelly Wels (featuring me!)
- GroVia cloth wipes
- Charlie Banana OS Diaper
- Rock-a-Bums OS Diaper
- bumGenius OS Freetime in Blossom
- Planet Wise Medium Wed Bag in Midnight Curl
- Earth Mama Angel Baby Happy Mama Head to Toe Wash
- Natursutten pacifier
- Baby Bath sample (from EcoCentric Mom & Baby Box)
- Natural rubber toy balls (from EcoCentric Mom & Baby Box)
- Wooden teether (from EcoCentric Mom & Baby Box)
- Belly Armor Belly Blanket Chic Organic
- Baby swimsuit (Target)
- Baby shoes (Target)
- Mum+Bub hair & body wash, ultra gentle lotion, and soothing ointment by aden+anais
- Binky Spray
The estimated value of this basket is $300.
Putting all the items together into the basket took some creativity. I used a few old boxes, newspaper, and pillow stuffing to fill up the bottom 2/3 of the bucket. I used some smaller boxes to build 2-3 layers so everything would be seen from the top. The picture above shows you some of the “behind the scenes” hacks that I used. The pillow stuffing was perhaps the most helpful for filling in small spaces and lifting items up.
Once I got all of the items placed perfectly I also used some pink tissue paper and ribbon to enhance the basket. I even tied a few of the smaller items to the handles of the bucket.
Voila! That’s it, now it’s ready to give to the mom-to-be! You could make this same style of basket with any size container. You would just alter the number of items you put inside.
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