Cloth Diapers with Holiday Flair
December 16, 2013 8:03:00 AM EST
Christmas is almost here! Time to deck the halls, break out your red and green pajamas, ugly sweaters, and jingle bell jewelry! AND, if you’ve got a baby in cloth diapers, it’s time to incorporate their diapers into their holiday get up!
Don't let this face fool you! He loves it! :-)
All you really need is a red or green diaper, maybe even blue if you are going for a snow flake/princess look… or even white or cream! Since red and green are what most of us think of when we think of Christmas-y colors, I’ve made a list of the diaper brands TGN has in those colors for anyone who may be looking for one:
AppleCheeks- Cherry Tomato
Bummis Super Lite- Red
Fuzzibunz One-Size Elite- Watermelon
Tots Bots Easy Fit- Pomegranate (haven’t seen in person… looks red on screen, but could be orangy-red)
bumGenius 4.0, Elemental, Freetime- Ribbit and Grasshopper
Bummis Super Lite- Green
Flip- Ribbit and Grasshopper
Fuzzibunz One-Size Elite- Apple (lime-ish green)
SoftBums Echo and Omni- Sprout
Sloomb Wool Cover- Lacuna
Rumparooz G2 One Size- Spring
Thirsties Duo Wrap and All-In-One- Meadow
Tots Bots Easy Fit- Green
I have the bumGenius 4.0 and Flip in both Ribbit and Grasshopper. I think Ribbit is a perfect shade of green for Christmas time, but it is one of the colors that is being discontinued. Luckily, TGN still has it in stock, so if you’re wanting this color for your little one, you better snatch it up quick before it’s gone!
Once you’ve got your diaper, pairing it with baby leg warmers is a great way to add Christmas flair. I’ve decided to try to get a little crafty and make my own! I’ve heard of mamas making baby leg warmers from knee high socks, and it sounded simple enough. One problem though… I have absolutely zero sewing skills! My hubby got me a sewing machine for my birthday in March, but I have only used it, maybe three or four times. Not because I don’t want to… I would LOVE to learn how to sew. It’s just that for me, finding time with four kids is tricky. Regardless, I decided to make the time and give it a go…
I was so excited when I found a pair of holiday socks for $2.97! If I ended up ruining them, I would only be out $3 bucks, so I felt ok with that. I basically just winged it. I don’t know the settings on my sewing machine. We’ll just call it, “the one that holds the fabric pieces together” setting.
First I cut the socks off right above the heel. My plan was to just fold them under, tack them, and call it a day, but the super soft fabric the socks were made of started to stretch out. Instead of leg warmers they looked more like bell bottoms, which wasn't really the look I was going for… Unfortunately, I was going to need a cuff at the bottom.
I wish I could give a tutorial, but I really didn’t know what I was doing! I messed up three times, sewing what was supposed to be the inside out and on the wrong ends… I spent entirely too long on them. The baby woke up a couple times during the process… I kept getting the material somehow jammed into the sewing machine… I was pretty frustrated and while I was making them I thought to myself a few times, “Next time, I’m just going to buy the leg warmers instead!” If you have decent sewing skills, you may not have near as a hard time as I did. All things considered, I’m very happy with how they turned out!
Top that off with a Santa hat or any other cute knit hat and you’ve got an adorably festive holiday outfit!
*I have purchased all products mentioned in this post. Although I am compensated for my time writing, all opinions are 100% my own.
Stephanie Beck is the mother of a dinosaur expert, a set of twins somehow born 13 months apart, and a wild baby boy. She enjoys being outdoors with her kids, going on walks, swimming, fishing, and yard saling with her hubby. She started her blog, Apron Strings Attached, because she wanted to share her experiences with raising kids, breastfeeding struggles and success, and cloth diapering. She now enjoys blogging about life in cloth diapers for TGN, and also helps out with TGN’s twitter, so if you want to chat about cloth diapers, or just want to say “hi”, go ahead and send her a tweet!