We all love baby showers, whether it’s for someone else or we’re the guest of honor. Besides the cake (which is my favorite part of any gathering :) ), there’s the fun of gifts!
How can you ensure that disposable diapers aren’t given to you by the bushel-full?
Here are the steps to follow:
1) Discuss this with the hostess from the beginning….before she sends out invitations.
2) Pick a cloth diaper store to set up a registry. Here are some store suggestions:
Practically any of your favorite stores (even Amazon!) provide this basic service. Once you’ve set the registry up, the store will provide you with a direct link (great for e-vites or email) or guests can search for your registry by your name.
3) Invitations should include a small note indicating that you are using cloth diapers and that you are registered at “X” stores. Most people realize when it says “Autumn is registered at Babies R Us” that that means you would search by my name.
4) Be gracious! Inevitably you will receive disposable diapers. There are SO many families in need of diapers that it won’t be hard to find a grateful recipient.
In two weeks I will be attending my first baby shower where the mom is using cloth diapers! You can probably imagine how excited I am. I hope this mom doesn’t mind being spoiled! I’m definitely a shopper and buying for others makes it even more enjoyable.
Oh and one more thing that just hit me. This is an awesome time to show others how much cloth diapers have changed and just how easy they are! If you have a few already then bring them along for “decoration”. I mean, really, who can resist a teeny tiny ultra soft newborn cloth diaper??