Friday, July 31, 2009

3 Little Piggys Diaper Cake

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One of my daughter's favorite bed time stories is "The 3 Little Pigs". Reading it to her for the 100th millionth time the other night I came up with my next cute diaper cake creation. My 3 Little Pigs Diaper Cake can be adored by anyone who thinks pigs to be absolute cute. I left out the whole wolf idea of course since it would not fit well with the innocent and angelic theme going on in the cake.

The cake is topped with the main plushy piggy toy at the top. He is holding a pink spongy to wash the baby. Around the 2 tier you have a receiving blanket and sitting on top of the 1st tier are his two other piggy buddies holding hands and showcasing a baby bottle. The diaper cake is a 2 tier composed of 56 diapers. Designed in the flare frosted style for anyone who prefers that look.

Most people follow the more modern themes well known as Winnie the Pooh, Sesame Beginnings, and Safari. Why not be a little different and have a theme of an older fairy tale such as our piggys.

With this diaper cake you can huff and a puff a whole bunch of blessings toward baby and mommy.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Naked Bottoms, Bye Bye Diapers

People can have different opinions on what is best for baby. Women battle with so many questions when becoming a first time mother. Should I breast feed or bottle feed, is it ok to not wash your newborn's cloths before using them or even what are the best diapers to use or should I use diapers at all.

Diapers have made life so simple and clean to deal with the poppy mess but contrary to popular beliefs, there are people who believe in more natural ways of potty training their little one. More popular in third world countries due to the lack of accessibility and money, it’s a norm to potty train babies by keeping them naked from very young ages.

Babies that are trained in this way have a higher rate of being trained a lot faster and younger. But the question is who is up to the challenge of putting this to a test.
  • You would start by leaving you baby naked to roam freely at home.
  • Make notes on the routine in his or her bowl movements.
  • While cleaning up the mess you keep insisting to the baby that this needs to be done in the toilet.
  • Walk the baby over to the toilet and show them what to do.
Being consistent is the key to having this technique work.

Though I don’t consider myself a fan of this method, I did know someone who would swear by this technique. You have to be very patient and know that you will encounter messes in the first few days until baby's routine is in place.

Babies seems to learn faster and many are potty trained a lot younger than the ones in diapers.
Big question would really be, are you up for the challenge. I tried it for fun one day to see if I could really hack it. I ended up putting a diaper on my little girl after 6 hours.

The idea of doing away with the expense of diapers might give you a push to try it out yourself.
You baby might learn quickly and help you say bye bye diapers for good.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Evian Roler Babies Popular Video

If you drop in every so often to my blog, you already know I am always on the hunt for the cutest baby themed jokes, commercial or products. Here is the latest sensation on YouTube. I the last week this cute international commercial has achieved over 6 million hits. For those of you who might have missed it, here is one of my many cute baby commercial.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Diapers Diapers Diapers

One of the biggest questions that newly parents may have is, what is the cost of having a new baby in the house. What new expenses will they have to deal with and is their budget in place for it. For anyone wondering the average expense for diapers alone, I gather a few fun facts that might be interesting to know.
  • In the first year of a baby's life, the parents will spend an average of 560.00 on diapers.
  • A baby can use about 2788 diapers in one year.
  • The average cost for raising a child from birth to 18 is between 125,000 - 250,000. (That is not including college).
  • In the baby's first year a couple can spend roughly 9,000 - 11,000 in all baby essentials such as formula, clothing, diaper, etc.
  • Even though this is a case of every individual, the average toddler leaves the diapers any where between 2.75 to 3.5 years of age.