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The Diaper Trike

I love to make unique and creative gifts for holidays and other events.  Since we’re on a tight budget around here it’s often a lot easier on the pocketbook as well!

This is a diaper trike that I made for my cousin’s baby shower a year or so ago.  Hard to believe my godson is already almost a year old!!!!  I found a lot of pictures of these trikes online but no directions so I reverse engineered this from a picture.

I picked up all the items to make this at the dollar store and a large discount store.  The only problem was that I didn’t notice that the front ribbon had fallen down until AFTER I took my pictures.  I did catch and fix it before the shower!

What you need to create the diaper trike:

  • one large package of size 1 diapers (better to have too many than not enough!)
  • 3 large rubber bands (I used the rubber bands that come wrapped around my newspaper…free!)
  • empty paper towel or toilet paper roll (also free!)
  • 2 receiving blankets
  • 2 bibs (I like the velcro closure bibs)
  • 1- 5oz. baby bottle
  • 1 pair of newborn sized baby socks (I could only find a package of 3 pairs so the extras I put inside the wheels
  • 2-3 yards thin ribbon
  • 2-3 yards thick ribbon (1 inch thick looks nice and works well)
  • double sided tape, glue dots, hot glue, folded over scotch tape (whatever you have that will hold the ribbon together)

First, divide your diapers into 3 equal piles, if it doesn’t divide evenly put the extras in the pile for the front tire since it’s fine for it to be a bit larger but the back tires need to be equal sized.

Start with your first stack of diapers and an empty paper towel or toilet paper roll.  The roll will keep the center of your tire open.  I curved each diaper around the roll one at a time until I had about half the diapers in my stack wrapped around the roll.  Have a helper hold the diapers on the roll or hold it with your knees while you put a large rubber band around the outside.  You can then add the rest of the diapers in a few at a time and adjust as needed.  You want to use a rubber band and not any adhesive so that the diapers are still able to be used.  It’s tricky but stay patient and it will all work out, I promise!  Remove the roll once you have all diapers secured.  (if you have problems keeping the center open you can cut the tube so that is a little narrower than the diapers an leave it in the center of the tire.

Follow the same process with your other two stacks of diapers.  Use your wide ribbon and wrap around the diaper rolls to cover the ugly rubber bands.  Secure the ribbon to itself using your adhesive, I used double a hot glue gun.  Don’t burn yourself….it’s not worth it!

Take one of your receiving blankets and roll it VERY tightly.  Again, since I was by myself I used rubber bands on each end to keep it rolled tightly while I worked.  Feed the rolled blanket through the center of all 3 tires in the configuration shown in the photo.  Tie it tightly with a knot and then slide the knot so that it is hidden inside the back tires.

Create a seat by fastening one of the bibs through the hole in the front tire with the bib part covering the space where the back two tires meet.  Fasten the other bib facing the front with the velcro though the center of the tire to create a front fender.

Take your other blanket and roll it as tightly as possible, if it is nice and tight it will make the handlebars stick out without any further support.  Again, I used rubber bands to secure it, this time in the middle and at each end and left them there since they would be covered.  Feed through the hole in the front wheel, the wheel will hide your middle rubber band.  Place the bottle on top of the bib and towards the back of the front wheel to create a headlight.  I used the thin ribbon to secure this to the trike by feeding through the center and tying with a bow.  Pull the wrapped blanket up over the top of the bottle and tie tightly with your thin ribbon and tie another bow.  If your blanket is nice and tight and you tie the ribbon tightly the ends of the blanket will create the handlebars. It took me 3 tries, so again, stay patient and keep trying!

Cover the ends of the blankets (and your rubber bands) with a baby sock.  You are done!

Tips:

  • This is hard to transport because it wants to shift.  I didn’t have a big enough box so I used a laundry basket in the car so it wouldn’t move around too much.
  • Include a note on the trike or with your card letting the recipient know what size the diapers are (I had a duh moment when my cousin had to call me to find out)
  • Be creative…I wanted to put a stuffed monkey on the trike as a rider since that was the nursery theme but couldn’t find one in my price range, a set of teething keys would be super cute hooked to the back of the handlebars.
  • Don’t spend the $60+ dollars that these sell for…make your own for about $20.

Crafty Kate Going Crazy

Greenchild Creations has everything from handmade soaps, cloth diapers and crafty things.

Anne Hoelz make all of her products by hand. Her fun personality shows in everything she makes and is made in her very own kitchen!

Anne makes a huge variety of different soaps. I love the fact that all of Anne’s products are made of natural ingredients. Her soaps and lotions are made with 100% natural vegan ingredients.

I recently had the chance to review one of Anne’s soaps. I absolutely love the smell. Everything about the bar was perfect. The color of the soap was dark pink and had a light pink heart in the center. I loved how the bar left my skin clean and moisturized and not feeling dried out or a filmy feeling. The scent of the bar was amazing and smelt like candy though I still can’t figure out which one.

Anne also makes adorable Cloth Diapers. Her cloth diapers are cute and sure to look amazing on your little one’s bottom. The diapers are made of all natural materials as well, such as cotton and bamboo.

You can purchase Greenchild Creations products from Anne’s shop on Etsy. Be sure to visit Greenchild Creations on Facebook to stay up to date with news and specials.

(I received one bar of soap from the sponsor to write my review. My opinions stated are my own truthful opinions and were not influenced by the sponsor or from getting a free product.)

Babies R Us Super Diaper Savings

Babies R Us is having a great promotion now through January 22, 2012. This deal is perfect for anyone with babies. You will instantly get $10.00 off when you buy a box of Babies R Us Diapers (72 count or higher) and  a box of Babies R Us Box Wipes (432 count box or higher). Babies R Us Value diaper boxes are $10.00 and includes sizes 1-4. Babies R Us Wipes are $9.99. After instant savings your total will be $9.99 plus tax. So you will be only paying $4.99 each.

These boxes are said to contain high value coupons for Babies R Us diapers and wipes that can be used with the $10.00 instant savings. When you combine the $10.00 instant savings with the coupons ($5.00 off Diapers and $2.00 off of wipes.), you will be paying just $1.50 each for diapers and wipes! This is a great deal to do several times and replenish your stock pile.

Initial Transaction

Buy 1 Babies R Us Value Box $10.00
Buy 1 Babies R Us Wipes Box $9.99
= $19.99
$10.00 off instantly

Total spent $9.99  = $4.99 each (with high value coupons inside box!)

Every transaction after:

Buy 1 Babies R Us Value Box      $10.00
Buy 1 Babies R Us Wipes Box      $9.99
= $19.99
$5.00 Diaper cpn in box (from transaction 1)
$2.00 Wipes cpn in box (from transaction 1)
$10.00 off instantly
Total spent $2.99 = $1.50 each!

 

 

Midnight Mommy is looking for Review bloggers to test out some Cloth Diapering products, Kebbie’s Diaper Bag.

If you are a  a cloth diapering mommy that will test and give an honest review of their products visit http://www.midnightmommy.com/2011/12/calling-bloggers-to-review-cloth-diaper.html for all of the details!

Zoobies Product Review

Being a mom of four under the age of six there is a lot of stuff the kids want to bring with them when we go away on long trip or even a trip to the store. Between diaper bags, bottles, blankets, diapers, toys and stuffed animals, It gets to be overwhelming.  Remembering to bring it home is a whole different battle that is rarely won.  Something is always forgotten or lost. Zoobies has made it a little simpler! They have put blankets, pillows and stuffed animal ALL-IN-ONE! These super soft, adorable “Best Friends” are the perfect addition to every family!  The blanket tucks right inside of the your Zoobie’s tummy. Your new Zoobie buddy is ECO FRIENDLY and stuffed with polyester fiber fill made from recycled bottles. The blanket is super soft and is zipper attached to the inside of your Zoobie so that it doesn’t get lost, yet detachable for easy cleaning. The blanket is machine washable.

Zoobies come in just about every animal imaginable, so you can be sure you can get your child’s favorite.

http://www.zoobies.com/

What are Blanket Pets?

To see all available Blanket Pets visit:

http://zoobies.com/index/list/category/1

  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability
  • Large, super-soft coral fleece blanket zipped inside: 44″ x 34″
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blanket: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Blanket Pet™ into animal shape.
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.

How much does a Blanket Pet cost? About $35.00

What are Slumber Pets?
Sleeping bag, Pillow, blanket and your child’s new best friend all-in-one!

  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability™
  • Large, super-soft coral fleece sleeping bag zipped inside: 43″ x 22″
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Sleeping Bag: Machine wash, tumble dry. Sleeping bag zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.
How much does a Slumber Pet cost? Around $50.00

What are Storytime Pals?

Storytime Pals allows your child’s favorite story character to go anywhere with them! With many characters to chose from your child will never be without their Best friend or favorite blankie again!

  • Large, super-soft coral fleece blanket inside: 44″ x 34″
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blanket: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicates is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Storytime Pal™ into character shape.
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up, but safely tested for all ages.
How much do Storytime Pals cost? Around $38.00

What are Blankie Babies?

  • Microbead stuffed head for ultimate squishability™
  • Super-soft coral fleece polka-dot blankie zipped inside: 30″ x 24″ with satin comfort corner™
  • Molded teething ring that attaches easily to purses and diaper bags
  • 100% polyester (additional materials)
  • Washing-Blankie: Machine wash, tumble dry. Blanket zips off for easy washing.
  • Washing-Outer pouch: Spot wash (if machine washed, using a laundry bag designed for delicate is recommended).
  • Two bottom hook-and-loop Velcro tabs gather Blankie Baby™ into animal shape.
  • Recommended for ages 0-2, but safely tested for all ages.
How much do Blankie Babies cost? About $25.00
Where can you get your own Zoobie? They are found at many retailers nationwide! Find where your closest store is here: http://zoobies.com/index/order
So just how does Zoobies Pets rate with the kids? My daughter has given up her baby blanket and has made her Ellema the Elephant Zoobies (Ellie for short, she’s only two)  her best friend who goes everywhere with us.
The toddler test Ellema is dragged everywhere and is still in great condition after multiple washes still supper soft. (I did use a lingerie bag to put the plush toy in when it was washed, used cold water on the gentlest setting and  did not dry it in the dry but on a flat area.) But I would not recommend machine washing the toy unless it is necessary instead spot clean it. Zoobies will definitely be on our MUST have holiday gifts this year!
Please visit Zoobies at:
On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoobie-Pets/55876027904 Leave them a little message saying Hi and that you found them thanks to our review!
( I received a product sample in order to write my review.  I received no monetary compensation.  All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.)
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