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I have lots of friends having babies lately – it seems like it comes in cycles, doesn’t it? With lots of baby showers to shop for, I’ve been trying to get creative with the gifts I give, and I love the idea I’m sharing with you today.
My friend who just had her baby boy also has a two-year-old little girl; this means she has two in diapers, which as you moms know adds up to a LOT of diapers! I knew a Diaper Genie would be perfect for her, so I headed off to Target to grab that and look for a few other things to go with it. Target is our favorite store to shop at – our whole family loves to go – and it’s a one-stop shop for baby gear, too. We had baby registries there with all three of our kids!
We got our Diaper Genie back in 2007 when my first son was born, and I was amazed with all the features the Diaper Genie Complete offers now. It really is the most advanced system yet; it has an ultimate odor lock system that features a 7-layer refill bag with a double Air-Tite clamp. It also includes a carbon filter that really helps absorb diaper odors to keep them from spreading out into your room.
It also has a hands-free system. Yes, you still have to touch the diaper (we can dream, right, moms?) but you just use your foot to press a pedal and open the top, so you drop the diaper right in. SO easy!
Changing the bag on the Diaper Genie is easier than ever, too – you just open the front tilt bin to pull it out.
So, as I mentioned, I knew going to Target to get the Diaper Genie. Next, I just needed to figure out what else to include. I decided to get a bottle, and since she’s nursing I thought the Playtex Baby VentAire bottle would be perfect. The “Most Like Mom” NaturaLatch nipple mimics the breast to help babies latch on naturally, so it promotes easy switching between breast and bottle feeding. It’s also got a unique anti-colic bottom vent, and the angled design helps prevent ear infections.
I got the bottle and then a few cute onesies and a burp cloth to round out my gift! Then it was just time to get home and put it all together.
Instead of wrapping up the Diaper Genie box and putting the other items in a gift bag, I thought it would be much more fun to put it all together – it’s so easy to do, and it makes for a fun finished product to gift to someone!
Just open the tilting bin and tie ribbon around it, securing it with tape.
Next, place your other items in the opening. You’re all set! For an added personal touch you could include a little booklet with tips that helped you during the newborn phase (one I love – keep a dim light fixture in the area you’ll be changing your baby’s diaper, so that during middle-of-the-night diaper changes you can keep the baby relaxed and sleepy).
What’s your favorite baby gift you’ve ever received? Can you believe all the features the Diaper Genie provides now? I think my favorite is the foot pedal – what’s yours?