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Fluffin Awesome Baby Shower GiftsNo matter your budget, there is a gift idea here for the parent-to-be on your list (or maybe it’s a little something for you!) These gift ideas range from super economical to well, a bit more spendy (and worth every penny!)

DIY Ideas

Whether you’re on a budget, or you just love gifting an item crafted with love, these ideas are sure to be a hit.

  • Homemade Detergent — This recipe is cloth diaper safe and perfect for baby clothes as well.
  • Homemade Bottom Balm — Cloth diaper safe, but more importantly it’s non-toxic and works.
  • Babies Against Parenthood — A parenting twist on Cards Against Humanity, this game will provide much needed laughs for newly sleep deprived parents.
  • Cloth Diaper Centerpieces — A mason jar and a cloth diaper walk into a room… Beauty ensues!
  • Cloth Diaper Cake — Prefolds are perfect for cloth diapering AND for not. They make amazing, uh-maze-ing burp rags.
  • Cloth Diaper Wreath — Just like the cake, this project utilizes prefolds, but newborn sized.

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Green Child Magazine

This amazing natural parenting magazine is full of tips and ideas for parents. Click to grab a free subscription.

Thirsties $7-20

I sort of adore this company… and all of their products. Their covers were the first I ever tried and I love them still (6 years later). I can’t pick just one favorite product, so please don’t make me!!! You really can’t go wrong with this brand. From diapers to inserts, balms to wet bags, Thirsties really has it all. Your giftee will love them.

Onya Baby Outback with Baby Booster $185

I love, love Onya. The company, the people, the products. The Outback is a wonderful carrier, comfortable, and with the baby booster it may be the only carrier that a mom will ever need. Available in four neutral color schemes.

HALO Bassinest $230

The HALO Bassinest is truly one of the best new infant products I’ve seen in a while. As a co-sleeping, bed-sharing mom I realize that it is NOT for everyone and not everyone can do it safely. However, I do believe in the benefits of sleeping in close proximity—for both to mom and baby.

The HALO Bassinest provides a safe, stress free way to have baby close. Unlike traditional bassinets, the Bassinest has a mesh exterior allowing you see baby clearly at all times. This one feature allows you to be more aware of baby’s sounds, hunger cues, and breathing. This simple, but genius feature could prove vital for an infant. On top of this, they have made getting to baby easier too, allowing you to get to your baby faster in the sleep-like haze that is the early days with a newborn. Finally, unlike some other products, the Bassinest is meant for infants up to 5 mos. old or 30 lbs. Check thier webstie for a store near you.

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Bamboobies Nursing Pads $25

Thin and descrete, these nursing pads are hands-down a crowd favorite — and a blessing to any new mom. Be sure to check my Nursing Pad Roses tutorial for a beautiful and fun way to gift these.

Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm $8

If you’ve been around this blog at all, you’ll know that I love EMAB’s bottom balm. It was one of the only things that worked for my girls’ sensitive skin, and I use it still for minor burns, cuts, scrapes, and more.

Project Pomona Little Wren Jeans $34

Project Pomona jeans are SO cute, but more than that they are perfect for cloth diapered babies—designed with room for all of that extra fluffin’ awesomeness :)

Moraki Cloth Diapers $27

If you want a little flair to gift a cloth-diapering mom-to-be, look no further than Moraki (More-a-key). Their one size diapers come in everything from sophisticated to totally far out!

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Eco Nuts® Dryer Balls $27

Dryer balls eliminate the need for toxic dryer sheets. They natually soften laundry and reduce drying time. They are perfect for all laundry – baby, family, and even diapers! Check out my tutorial for how to make Coffee Filter Flowers and gift them up in a vase full of Eco Nuts soap nuts!

SprayPal $26

The biggest concern when it comes to cloth is, “What about the poo?” With the SprayPal and a diaper sprayer, poo is of no concern. Simply spray and flush it away. No splatter, no yuck.

Rumparooz Little Joeys $30 (for two)

Another newborn diaper I simply must have if we ever have another baby. Little Joeys are SO cute and I’ve heard amazing things about them for years. Your giftee will be over-the moon with these adorable diapers.

Snappi $10

No cloth diapering stash is complete without at least one Snappi. The Snappi has got to be one of the most earth-shattering cloth diapering inventions in my lifetime. While modern cloth has moved and evolved, the Snappi has made the classic prefold a true favorite for many parents.

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Molly’s Suds Cloth Diaper Laundry Powder $15

Based on the Real Diaper Association’s recommended ingredients, Molly’s Suds contains no harsh chemicals, filler, enzymes or fragrances. It’s safe for baby and perfect for cloth diapers, as well as baby clothes!

Zen Rocks Teething Jewelry $15

Babies chew on everything, well before they ever start teething, so it’s important to have safe items readily available. Zen rocks offers a variety of designs and colors. I’m partial to the beautiful Lotus, but there is something there for any parent-to-be.

Tiny Tush $22

Fitted diapers are one of my favorites. They allow baby to feel when they are wet (which makes learning to us the potty SO much easier), they are natural fibers (no senthetics up against baby), and they’re highly absorbent (making them perfect for nights.)

SoftBums Calendar Bums $22

If you’re looking for a unique diaper to gift, look no further! SoftBums Calendar Bums are a fun way to get new prints—seasonally! Scroll down on their homepage to see the current print.

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Charlie Banana 2-in-1 Reusable Diapering System $60

One of the things I love about Charlie Banana is their beautiful, giftable packaging. This 3-pack of diaprs is an affordable gift that will give mom some variety and fun.

Allen’s Naturally Stink Out $8

Though cloth diapers rock, washing routines are quite individual. Everything from your water hardness to machine, your child’s diet to the brand of diaper you use, can make a difference. There may be times when you’ll want to kick your machine, but before you do that there are some handy tools to try. One is line drying (you’d be amazed by what a little sun can do) or a product like Allen’s Naturally Stink Out. This could prove to be a lifesaver for a parent new to cloth and trying to find their groove.

Grandma El’s Baby Shampoo $9

Though baby doesn’t need washed often, unless they get dirty, it’s important to have a safe, non-toxic shampoo and wash on hand. Grandma El’s is gentle and naturally tear-free.

Changing Diapers $15

The Hip Mom’s Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering, the title says it all. This book is full of everything a new parent needs to know about cloth diapering.

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GroVia Newborn All-in-One Cloth Diaper $15

If I have another baby, you can bet that I will have several of these ADORABLE all-in-ones in my stash. Not only are they cute, but they work and that can make things easier for the parent of a new baby. Your giftee will thank you.

Healing Hazel Anklet $14

Wearers say that Hazelwood can alleviate everything from heartburn and exzema to ulcers and acid reflux. As pretty as this is, I’d say it’s worth a try, and a lovely way to pamper a new mommy :)

Smart Bottoms Born Smart Newborn Diaper $18

The interior of the diaper boasts 3 layers of organic cotton sewn in to the diaper and an additional 4 layer snap-in insert (included).

Kelly’s Closet

Not a product, but Kelly’s Closet is a great one-stop shop for all things natural parenting!

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Babies Against ParenthoodLike Cards Against Humanity, Babies Against Parenthood is a funny, multiplayer party game. This version is more PG, but thankfully that’s open to interpretation ;) This game is fun for baby showers, or a late night with friends also in the parenting way.

This game is totally free to download. You will have to pay for your own supplies. Sorry!

What you’ll need:

How to make the game:

  1. Download the PDF. Here (Google Drive) or Here (DropBox)
  2. Print it.
  3. Cut it out.
  4. Store it!

You can hold your game together the old fashioned way (with a rubber band, of course), or you can get one of these cool containers (2 5/16” square size) to keep it a bit more safe and sound.

Babies Against Parenthood Free Printable Game

How to play:

Well, the PDF file here has instructions, but here’s the basic idea.

  1. Everyone draws 10 White Cards to get set up.
  2. Each round one person will read a question/fill-in-the-blank from a Black Card. (You can switch or keep the same card reader if you choose.)
  3. Each round, everyone but the card reader will choose the White Card from their hand that they think is the funniest answer to the Black Card. (*Black cards with two or more blanks will require an equal amount of answer cards from players!)
  4. The card reader will pick a winner by choosing the one they think is the most funny.
  5. The funniest answerer gets a point.
  6. Everyone draws new White Cards so that they again have 10 cards and the cycle repeats.
  7. The player with the most points wins.

That’s it! This game has the potential to be super funny, depending on who’s playing of course.

I hope you enjoy this parenting version of the game, and keep a look-out for cameo appearances by some of my favorite natural parenting brands and products with convenient names!

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Cloth Diaper CenterpieceI am totally in love with this simple centerpiece gift idea. It’s the perfect shower gift for a cloth diapering parent-to-be — and decor item, to boot! It’s definitely perfect for a Fuffin’ Awesome baby shower!

All you’ll need are a few supplies!

How to:

This project is crazy easy. All you need to do is tuck your diaper tabs in so that you have more fabric showing than hook and loops or snaps. Then simply stuff it down into your jar and wiggle a bit to get a smooth look.

Top with flowers and you’ve got great centerpieces for a baby shower, with a special gift your mom-to-be won’t expect!

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Coffee Filter Flowers Centerpiece IdeaThis simple idea is lovely as a centerpiece, and it’s perfect for a Fuffin’ Awesome baby shower! The flowers can be used in a variety of ways, but I love pairing items up to create gifts that are both beautiful and useful.

All you’ll need are a few supplies!

How to:

To start, simply fill your vase, to the top with Eco Nuts. If you are unfamiliar, Eco Nuts is a brand of laundry detergent. Their product is a soap nut, which is totally nut free (it’s actually a berry).

You can learn more about soap nuts here. This gift is ideal for a baby shower gift or housewarming gift. Soap nuts are 100% natural and gentle enough for even baby’s delicate skin. They are also cloth diaper safe.

Coffee Filter Flowers How ToNext up, you’ll want to make your flowers. They are very easy to make, as you can see in the tutorial images to the right.

Start by stacking 4-5 coffee filters. I used 4 on two, and 5 on two, just to get a little variety. Use your wire to puncture the filters from the bottom, loop and then go back down from the top to the bottom. Secure by twisting the wire together.

Once the wire has been secure, grab the top coffee filter and sort of scrunch it together. Continue that process for each layer until you have crumpled each later.

Next, wrap your wire around the bottom of the flower a few times to secure it. This will help keep the layers together a bit, and it will make positioning them easier when you are ready to put them in your vase.

Finally, begin opening up your flower to create a full, natural look. When done, they sort of remind me of carnations or peonies (which I love!)

Arrange in your vase or use to decorate a wreath. The options really are limitless!

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