November 20, 2017

Surviving Midnight Diapers (Baby Shower Idea)

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The beauty of welcoming new life is such a blessing.

To encourage and honor a new momma during a time which will forever change her, marks a significant milestone, and I’ve shared some other neat baby shower tradition ideas in the past.

As moms, we can share all the words of advice, encouragement, funny stories and “I remember when” moments, but until that new mom places that blessing on her chest, whether through adoption or birth, and experiences it for herself, she just can’t understand.

Remember those moments before you had your first child?ย  You THOUGHT you knew. You had read THEE book twenty times. You know you are prepared for what ever comes your way.

You know that you were a top tier, amazing babysitter, but until you are bleary eyed, sleep deprived and ready to offer up nearly anything, including your house, car, and any financial savings you can muster, just for a full night sleep, the humor and fun of this Baby Shower Tradition is lost on you.

Last week, I popped in on a baby shower for my niece, and they had such a GREAT idea. Often, people recommend showering the new mom with diapers of all sizes. Yes, it’s practical, but we know just how wonderful it is to have those diapers (she will soon enough.)

But they put a new and easy twist on those Midnight Diaper Changing, and encouraged everyone to write either a cute, funny or inspirational diaper message.

Isn’t that the best idea?

Even though those late night changes are always a challenge, how fun to anticipate the little messages that will encourage you or keep you chuckling.

On the box they wrote the directions and then gave some ideas to get the creative juices flowing, which always helps with something like this.

Trust me, once the ladies got writing, their creative juices got rolling. Some of them will keep her chuckling. They also wrote notes specifically for her hubby, since he will be one of those daddies that changes diapers, and those were even funnier, encouraging him in those first six weeks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you remember the post about the inexpensive party decor /bridal shower that I hosted? Yes, this is the same precious niece. We don’t waste any time in this family or some just say that you shouldn’t drink our water.

I will be hosting a shower for her right after the baby comes. Since they want to be surprised with the sex of the baby, there are only so many yellow outfits that one can receive. Plus, I want to christen our new porch with this fun event.

Once again, just like during her bridal shower, I’ve captured her ever appreciative, heart of gratitude. There’s no one that can be so excited or thankful about something as little as diapers or a thermometer or an ear wax thingy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Can you even pick out the Grandma to be – my sweet sister in love? She kind of blends in with her four daughters, doesn’t she? With so many girls coming along, you can bet that I am creating my bridal shower and baby shower ideas book for all to share.

Since I’m hosting a baby shower in a few months, what are some of the creative things that you have done or seen at a baby shower?

I always do blessings for the baby, but I’d love to add in some unique twists, like this midnight diaper idea.


Comments

  1. haha I’ve seen this at a baby shower before. It’s so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Love the midnight Diapers idea, how fun!

    One of my favorite things to do for a baby shower is a diaper wreath.You just use bright curly ribbon to tie overlapping diapers to a metal wreath form and then docorate it with small baby supplies. I always add flowers made ffrom baby socks, pacifiers and travel sized bottles of baby toiletries. They make a great shower decoration and most of the new moms hang them in the nursery too. Nearly every mom has later told me that they were so thrilled to find those on the nursery wall when they ran out of baby powder at 2am.

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    Jen Reply:

    That is a GREAT idea!!

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  3. Please update us on your new porch!

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    Jen Reply:

    Oh yes, I need to and it’s going to be a 3 part post since it’s a porch that has taken over 15 years to build. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Robin J says:

    My sisters threw me a baby shower and did a Price Is Right game using baby items I needed (desitin, diapers, wipes, baby tub, toys,etc.) The guests loved to play and every time some one won a prize, they brought it over to me. It was really great to watch. They did the Higher or Lower game, Number Squeeze, and I think the Then or Now one. Really fun and not at all the typical baby shower game.

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  5. what a fun idea Jen! I’ve never seen this!

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  6. I haven’t seen this before, but it’s such a fun, cute idea! I love it.

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  7. The Midnight Diapers are a great idea.. Im going to have to remember this for a friends daughter this summer.

    This wont do you any good but my daughter was 1200 miles away and we had a baby shower for her without her.. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had our friends & family bring unwrapped gifts and we went around the room and everyone told how they knew Kara and what they got for the baby and then we wrapped them at the party! It was a lot of fun.. We played all the regular Baby Shower games and took pictures. I made her a Baby Shower Photo Journal Book and then I packaged it all up & sent it to her.. We all had a great time.

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  8. I have a few showers coming up for friends. Great ideas!

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  9. i love this baby shower game. Seems to be really unique and fun! Thanks for sharing this post.

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  10. What a fun game. I’m not much of a “games” person when it comes to showers so I don’t have anything to offer there. But I always try to give something handmade, a blanket or onesies and burp cloth combos. But my “real” gift is always The Baby Book published by Focus on the Family. It’s my favorite family medical book.

    I can’t wait to hear all the other ideas!

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  11. What a fabulously funny idea! Lord knows I could have used many of those for our first. It would have made the nights go much more easily. A lovely group of ladies, and the mom to be is certainly blessed by them all! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. trisha : ) says:

    A friend suggested a baby book instead of a card on the package.

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    Barbara Reply:

    @trisha : ), I love that idea! We are doing wood letters, each guest can sign the back and pain the front side! The letters can be hung on the wall of the Baby’s room!

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    Barbara Reply:

    @Barbara, I meant to write paint the letters, not pain! Sorry

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  13. Oh what fun!

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  14. Great idea to call it Midnight Diapers- we’ve done this a couple of times- once on diapers for what we called “Extra Innings Diapers” (baseball themed shower) – the other we did with small index size cards we placed randomly through a diaper stack – the mom/dad kept them in a booklet afterwards for a keepsake-

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