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December 6th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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So I received multiple diaper cakes at my baby shower which were very sweet gifts but now i'm not sure what to do with them?? I have these two large cake towers of diapers sitting in the nursery closet, and each tower has dozens and dozens of diapers rolled up and secured with little rubber bands. Do I individually unroll each diaper and just put them all in a bag? Also, I think only one of the diaper towers was done with the brand of diapers that I had wanted (pampers sensitive) so i'm not even sure I want to do with all these diapers I might not use....hmmm
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December 6th, 2012, 07:33 AM
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I think my BFF had the same problem when she had her baby shower in May, because she recently gave me HUNDREDS of rubber banded, tied in a bow diapers in newborn size and size 1. (Yay for me!) She had a big baby so LO was only in newborn size for a couple weeks, and then quickly grew put of 1s too. Being a FTM I have no diaper brand preference, so I am really stoked.

Do yo have a pregnant friend you can give the overflow too? If not I'm sure there are tons of charities and organizations that would absolutely swoon over such a donation.

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December 6th, 2012, 07:51 AM
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The diaper cake I got for DD1 was not the brand I used... But once I saw how quickly I was blowing through diapers, I had no problem using up the cake diapers
I just left it assembled in her closet and pulled from it as needed. I also like the idea of donating them if there are leftovers. But wait and see, you may be surprised at how many diapers you go through!
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December 6th, 2012, 08:15 AM
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I got off brand with my DD and I used them up. Diapers are not cheap why not use them if they do the job?

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December 6th, 2012, 08:18 AM
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you guys make good points, When the time comes and If need them i'll use them, and if I dont use them I will find someone who could! My only debate is if I should leave them in tower form or take of all the rubber bands and try to unroll them.
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December 6th, 2012, 09:05 AM
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I actually got the brand I want to use, so I disassembled and put in a storage bin for later use. Some of them are a little ripped up because my aunt used tape instead of ribbon or rubber bands to hold them together, so those will be extras/spares/emergency diapers.

I think if you won't use them, FOR SURE donate them. This time of year especially, many places would be overly thrilled to receive diapers!

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December 6th, 2012, 10:03 AM
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And that is why I make my diaper cakes swirled- no annoying rubber bands!

Anyhow, I agree with the others- if you do not use the brand donate the diapers to a local women's shelter.

My friend actually attempted to make me one (she said it was as a joke) and I unrolled them all and put them in my diaper stacker. They are not the brand I use but there are only a few of them so I figured I'd try them. Plus, now I have enough rubber bands to last for a while

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December 6th, 2012, 10:13 AM
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I would unroll them and use them once baby came....until then I would have them sitting in his/her room because I think they are the cutest. We do not have a certain brand of diaper we use....with X we preferred certain ones over the other, but when it came down to it, it was what was on sale. I would never give good diapers away because of a brand!

why use sensitive right from the start? I would try things less expensive and go to sensitive as a last resort....some babies don't need those?

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December 6th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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You may find the type of diapers you think you want to use don't end up working for your baby so I would take them apart so they can begin flattening out and get them ready for use.

My DD actually faired better with Target and Walmart brand diapers over Luvs and Huggies. Huggies leaked for us with every single diaper used. Luvs gave her a rash.
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December 6th, 2012, 01:24 PM
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I hated Huggies last time but this cake was made with a new brand....Huggies little snugglers. I think they are trying to be like pampers swaddlers, which is what I liked last time so I'm hoping they'll be ok. I unwrapped one layer but still have three more to go! Lol
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December 6th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Yeah I just disassembled and stacked them in storage bins, labeled with what size they are. I got 1's and 2's so I had to separate so I had the right size for the right stage of life!

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December 6th, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Ha! When I got a diaper cake at my shower years ago...I whispered in my mother's ear" Look at this beautiful diaper cake...too bad it's all going go to sh*t!". Lol! Use them feverishly or I can you give you my mailing address! Lol!
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