One of the most recently popular gifts to give at a baby shower is a diaper cake. A diaper cake consists of dozens of actual baby diapers rolled up and stacked on top of one another in the shape of a cake. It is a beautiful gift and definitely makes a pretty centerpiece to a table at a baby shower. Making a diaper cake takes a lot of work. It can take hours to roll up the diapers, stack them, and secure them. In the end, is it really worth it? It is a very thoughtful gift, but is a diaper cake really convenient?
Diapers are something that every new parent or parent to be will need, and will need in bulk. So giving the gift of diapers is a beautiful thing. But when a mother to be receives a diaper cake, she will have to do so much more work because of it. She will have to disassemble the entire cake, which can be a very tedious task. Depending on the size of the diaper cake, it could take well over an hour to take it apart.
Many diaper cakes are put together using straight pins. Not only is it difficult to make sure that you have taken out all of the straight pins, it can really hurt if you accidentally stick yourself with one of them. And what if one of the pins isn’t removed? Wouldn’t it be awful to put that diaper on a baby without realizing that there was a straight pin somewhere inside of it? Other diaper cakes are put together using bits of tape. When you take the tape off, it tears the diaper. What good is a diaper that is torn or has bits of tape still stuck to it?
Once the cake has been taken apart, the mother will be left with dozens of diapers that are permanently rolled up. The diapers will no longer sit flat like they would if you were to open up a pack of diapers and pull one out. The diapers from a diaper cake are curled. This can make storing the diapers very difficult since they will no longer stack nicely. So now the mother can attempt to flatten the diapers which will take even more time, or she can throw them into plastic bags, which is not attractive at all.
Heaven forbid someone make a diaper cake with more than one size of diapers. If a diaper cake was made with newborn diapers and size ones, then the mother will have even more work to do when she takes it apart. Now she will have to separate the different sized diapers.
So if you want to do a new mother a favor, buy her a delicious real cake that she can actually enjoy and buy her a pack of diapers. This will make her life so much easier and she will love you for it!