As you are expecting to pop your bundle of joy, you must have noticed the astronomical number of diapers that you will need before they can get to potty training. As much as a pack of diapers might not cost much, the accumulated cost of the diapers is usually staggering. Because of this, it is understandable if you would prefer to have your guests present you with diapers more than with any other gifts.
On the part of the gifts, none of your friends would fancy getting you something that you will end up throwing in the trash. So, how do you get them to bring you more diapers? In any case, most of the other gifts they will bring our will not last long either, and some might not be as helpful especially considering that babies have a knack for growing fast.
Here are some great ideas that will get you more diapers with less haggling and nagging.
Hold a parallel party
If one baby shower gets you one pack of diapers, then two will get you double the amount. Don’t worry, you can ask the dad-to-be to hold guys only shower and let them bring diapers as presents. You can rest assured they will, and they will get quite the fun out of doing this to their friend. But, you will get the diapers you need. The best thing about this is men are not great at gifts so the moment you hint them at what you would like, and they will readily get that.
Host a diaper raffle
Remember how those raffle tickets come in handy at a fundraiser? You could use the same idea to get yourself more diapers. All you have to do is choose a simple prize that you can give to the winner. If you want more, you can opt to have two or three prizes. Make sure that they do not cost much. Then to get into the raffle, all one needs is a pack of diapers. It is a great idea to allow multiple entries since they give you more diapers. After all, it does not matter who wins. You can even use that phrase they use in lottery commercials. “The more you play, the more your chances of winning.”
How about a baby BBQ?
I bet you did not think of that? Sometimes thinking out of the box tends to have better results for you and this is one of those ideas that could get you more diapers than you could think. Not to mention that it is a lot of fun too. However, this will only work if you have a lot of hand-me-downs so you are covered. Unfortunately, diapers do not seem like a good hand me down object so you would have to source that from friends. Canceling the shower and in its place having a great BBQ could be the ideal way to go. TO help you get your diapers, you can ask your guests to be to bring a pack of diapers instead. There are plenty of benefits that come with such a move.
For starters, you will not need to come up with a registry so that should save you a lot of time and energy. Alternatively, you could have an alternative for wipes for those that might want to have an alternative to diapers.
You might need the help of your planner, but if you are good at DIY and crafts, you could also get this done for yourself. The decoration for this will need to be done in diapers and hence the planner has to get them from those that will attend the party. The goal is to make it known to the planner that you hope to get a humongous diaper cake as the centerpiece for your shower. If they are good as she said she is while you were hiring her, she will be able to pull it off. She will also get to put her exquisite skills to work and for you, well, you will get a ton of diapers in return which is exactly what you want right?
You have to agree that those are some great ideas that even you had not thought of right? You do not nag your friends and guests to bring you diapers but using these ideas, and you can get what you need either way. But, you should note that while at this, you must be meticulous since you do not want everyone to bring the same diaper concerning size. Again, this is going to need a little creativity from you.
First you need to make sure that you have different sizes so that you can use this as your child grows. It would be inappropriate to ask your guests to bring diapers and also specify on the size. An ingenious way of getting around this would be to come with a particular size but base this one the first letter of their last name or any other clever criteria that you might come up with. This way you have all kinds of sizes.
If you are the kind that loves cloth diapers, you have to first let the people know where they can get them locally. A lot of gift shopping is done in the morning, and this means that they do not have the time to look around. Hence, sharing some direction could come in handy.
If you do not get the number of diapers that you were hoping for, and the chances are that you might not hit that target, there is a high chance that you will need to get diapers quite frequently. To make the process easier, you can get a diaper delivering service. However, the company has to be reliable and efficient or else it might inflict more pain and inconvenience on you than having to go out and buy the diapers. This also covers the cloth diapers.
Diapers are going to be a critical part of your baby’s growth, and if you can get a head start by getting a large number of them during your shower, you would be set and ready to go. With these simple tips, you can be able to get your guests to fund your diaper need with actual diapers which would save you a lot of trouble.