DIY Mom & Baby Gear

I love mom and baby products! And I love DIY :) Let’s combine the two and have some fun for you and your new little life.

- Allison

Easy Face Mask on a Serger – WITH nose wire and filter pocket

*Also includes sewing machine option with no serger I’ve been going crazy on these Face Mask tutorials! This is the 3rd tutorial and the most advanced (and best) option so far. If you want to see 2 easier options, I’ll post them here. THE EASIEST Face Mask Tutorial (click here for the video) NO SEW…

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The EASIEST DIY Cloth Face Mask Tutorial – Beginner Sewing

This really is the EASIEST face mask tutorial you can find… it only has TWO places to sew! You can find a video tutorial of this pattern at the end of the post, but here are the written instructions for you of (seriously) the EASIEST mask you can make. Here’s what you need for this…

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Easy Mask Hand-Sew DIY Cloth Face Mask Tutorial

There are so many DIY cloth face mask tutorials out there! If you don’t have a sewing machine, are a young sewer, or just too lazy to get the machine out, here is an easy mask tutorial with just a little hand sewing. A 5-minute face mask! You can find a video tutorial for this…

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Research on Cloth Face Masks – ARE THEY EFFECTIVE??

The big questions… are cloth face masks effective? In our current Covid-19 epidemic, there are many questions about what we should be doing to protect ourselves and others. Unfortunately, there is also a shortage of PPE (personal protective equipment) for healthcare providers. Many groups on Facebook and in communities have turned to sewing cloth face…

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What are Birth Affirmations? – Everything you need to know about affirmations during childbirth

Birth affirmations are a popular trend with birthing women and to some, these positive words of encouragement are what makes a big difference in their mental state during labor and childbirth. Women that use Hypnobabies during childbirth know the power and importance of the words we choose to let in our minds and out our…

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Bengkung Belly Binding – Pros and Cons + when NOT to bind!

Postpartum belly binding is becoming a popular trend as a way to promote healing and return faster to your pre-pregnancy shape. There are so many belly bands and binds on the market, it can be overwhelming choosing which is best for you.  Here we’re going to focus on one of my personal favorite options, Bengkung…

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How To Scald Your Breastmilk – “My Baby Won’t Drink Frozen Breastmilk”

It’s finally time for a night out and you get to dive into the freezer stash of breastmilk you’ve been working so hard to compile! BUT… “My baby won’t drink my frozen breastmilk!” “The frozen milk I thawed smells sour!” “This milk smells like soap!” What now? There’s nothing wrong with your milk and it’s…

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas that Focus on the Mom-To-Be | Pregnancy & Postpartum

A baby shower is a great way to celebrate the new life that’s coming into the world! There are so many cute things to buy for the baby and it’s a great time to stock up on diapers and wipes that you KNOW are going to get used! With so much focus on the cute…

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How to make your own Fleece Liners from a Walmart Blanket

As a “lazy cloth diaper mom”, I’m not about to be sticking my hand in the toilet or dealing with poop everywhere. I love the benefits of cloth diapers especially the eco-friendly factor and the cost savings, so I’ve had to find ways to do it effectually without grossing me (or my husband) out! One…

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Birth Affirmations (nature theme) – Words of encouragement for the birthing time

Download Birth Affirmations – Nature Theme Words are a powerful tool and can be used to create positive or negative emotions, thoughts, feelings, and physical reactions. Words or mantas can be spoken, thought, or read and some women choose to use the power of words to help relax and cope with the intensities of labor.…

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Postpartum Cloth Pad DIY Tutorial – How to sew a Heavy/Overnight Menstrual Pad

Let’s be real, disposable menstrual pads are just the worst. Rashes, itching, small, and that terrible diaper feeling are all common complaints from new mothers during the first 6 weeks postpartum where pads are your only option. If you’re not willing to put up with disposable, consider using cloth pads. You can make them in…

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DIY Reusable Nursing Pads – Washable Breast Pad Tutorial

I guess I didn’t realize after you had a baby there is milk just EVERYWHERE. No one ever told me that you could also start leaking breastmilk during the end of pregnancy too… so when I realized I could never go out in public again unless I did something to prevent extreme embarrassment and a…

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