Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sesame Street Diaper Cake

December has been a bit hectic with all the holidays but I could not end the year without displaying one of my favorite diaper cakes. I made this diaper cake with the Sesame Street theme and
delivered it this weekend. The mother decided not to find out what the sex would be so the cake was perfect since the colors are neither pink nor blue.

The friends of the mommy-to-be had a nice dinner for her at the restaurant Bahama Breeze. All eyes were on the diaper cake. This one seems to be a bit special because of the well known characters that enhanced the beauty of it.

Elmo being lazy at the top on his floater and Cookie Monster sliding on his boogy board. And who can resist cute and cool Ernie with his glasses.

This diaper cake is beautiful for anyone who is a complete fan of the Sesame Street Bunch.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Bassinet Diaper Cake

A diaper cake does not always have to be in a the shape of a diaper cake. Why not put the imagination to work and come up with another design fitted for a perfect gift for a mom to be. The latest cake I created was a bassinet diaper cake. This one was built for a little girl as can be seen by the pink lase used around for the decoration.

The diaper cake has hidden little gifts and suited perfect for a unique gift. This particular one was not done for anyone special. It will be interesting to see what I do with this cute unique bassinet diaper cake.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

History on Poopy Diapers

Today most of us see a diaper as such a commodity that its hard to believe times could have been so different. A baby goes and the mother runs to change the baby's diaper instantly for 3 main reasons.

1. The smell is unacceptable.
2. The idea of a rash is horrible for the tiny one.
3. The sanitary concept is right up there with our need to eat.

But looking back on the history of diapers and getting more familiar with what diapers were a few hundred years ago would astonish most of us today.

In natives times milkweed pulp was put around the baby's bottoms before strapping them onto a papoose board. Women that lived in very cold climates such as Eskimo would use moss and place it in animal skin that was used to carry the baby.

Native times seems very natural and care free, the era that is of most amazement is the Elizabethan era. History shows that in the years (1558–1603) the most common of folks would have a baby with a soiled diaper for a length of four days. After that the cloth diaper was discarded and a new one put to use. Children lucky enough to be born in wealthier families would have the luxury of a daily change. In areas that were of warmer climates babies were allowed to walk around naked as parents tried to time their bowl movement to avoid big messes.

In the 1800s diapers took a step forward in evolution. Changing happened more frequently but the cloth diapers were not discarded. Instead the baby was bathe and the diaper was hung out to dry for the next use.

In the late 1800s the importance of hygiene and not to mention serious issues with baby bottom rashes brought about concern.

Around the 1940s the disposable diaper gradually evolved through the inventions of several different people. One person I seem to admire in my research was Marion Donovan who as a housewife came up with the "boater diaper". She invented it by using a shower curtain and placing a disposable cloth in the middle to change out. This become our first water proof diaper.

Slowly after that the diaper evolved to what we have today.