Baby shower diaper cakes are all the rage. I'm going to show you how to make an easy, yet elegant, baby shower diaper cake for your favorite new mom. I've partnered with Sam's Club to show you how to make a diaper cake and get the most bang for your buck.
I got a lot of sage advice when I was expecting. Some of it I took with a grain of salt, but one thing I remember hearing from another mom really stuck with me. She said, "You'll never imagine how many diapers you're going to go through." I sort of laughed since I had read the statistics and knew newborns use 10-12 diapers per day, infants typically use 8-10 and toddlers around 6-8 per day. I did the math and thought I had a good handle on things. I felt like my son fit the mold perfectly. My second child, on the other hand, is a totally different story. She really dislikes being wet. Even though she's almost 2 years old, she still goes through about 10-12 diapers per day. That REALLY adds up! That's why I always like to give expecting moms a supply of diapers for their little one.
Instead of just wrapping up a box of diapers, I like to make the presentation a little elegant and unique. A diaper cake is pretty standard at baby showers these days, but I like to add my favorite swaddles to the mix for an elegant look. Plus, the swaddles are another useful gift for mom and baby.
Since my own little lady goes through so many, I've been searching for ways to save money on diapers. Thankfully, I didn't have to look much further than my local Sam's Club. I've done the comparisons and for us, Sam's Club has the best prices over big box retailers. A few pennies per diaper doesn't seem like much, but trust me, over time it can really make a difference.
Right now you can save even more at Sam's Club. Through April, take advantage of the following deal:
- $10 off any purchase of two Pampers brand diapers and wipes
- $18 off any purchase of three Pampers brand diapers and wipes
- $10 off any purchase of Member’s Mark diapers.
You can save more than $115 per year on Huggies diapers, wipes and training pants, just by shopping at Sam's Club. PLUS, you get free shipping.
How to make a baby shower diaper cake
Once you stock up on diapers from Sam's Club, you'll be ready to assemble a diaper cake. You'll want a base for your cake if you're going to transport it. To make one, I simply trace the outline of circle on the diaper box and cut it out.
Next, you'll want to lay out the diapers in a line, overlapping them a bit. Roll one diaper for the center or use something round as a "placeholder." I used a baby bottle for mine.
Once you've got your diapers rolled into your cake layer, tie it with a ribbon to hold it together.
Once the layer was together, I swapped out the baby bottle for a few rolled up diapers. This way the layer was uniform in height. Then, repeat the process until you have the desired amount of layers, making each one a little smaller so you can stack them. I don't use a cardboard base for each layer, but you could if you think it will make it sturdier when transporting your cake.
Instead of decorating my baby shower diaper cake with a lot of ribbon or small toys, I like to wrap each layer in with a beautiful muslin swaddle blanket. I fold each swaddle down until it makes a long ribbon, then wrap it around the layer and pin it in place. Just put the pinned seam in the back and your elegant baby shower diaper cake will be ready to go!