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

DIY 2 Methods to Dye your BengKung Belly Bind – Rainbow and Ice Dye

A BengKung belly bind is a wrap used to bind a postpartum woman’s abdomen after birth. This tradition dates back thousands of years and is meaningful in many ways. There are several physical and symbolic benefits to postpartum belly binding. (More information here) Here I’ll show you 2 methods for dyeing your bind; Ice dyeing,…

Read More

How to Use Cloth Wipes – Picking the best option for you

If you’re already cloth diapering, using cloth wipes is a logical next step. It may seem like just another thing to worry about in the cloth diapering world, but in fact, for us using cloth wipes when cloth diapering is actually EASIER than using disposable wipes. You don’t have to separate the poopy wipes to…

Read More

Cloth Menstrual Pads??? 8 Reasons to consider switching…

I’ll admit, the first time someone mentioned they used cloth menstrual pads my thought was, “Eww, that’s super gross. That’s definitely something I’m OK with throwing away. Touching? Washing? Storing? Yuck.” This was also my first thought about cloth diapering, which I’ve actually come to love. If you’re wondering what would possess someone to use…

Read More

How to Sew Cloth Menstrual Pads – Video Tutorial Timelapse

This fun time-lapse video is meant to show you just how easy it is to sew Cloth Menstrual Pads! So fun! Check out The Happy Hippos on Etsy for my favorite patterns! Don’t forget to visit my shop to see if I have any in stock! You can also visit my YouTube channel to see…

Read More

BengKung Belly Binding – Make and Wrap Yourself VIDEO Tutorial

BengKung Belly Binding is a tradition thousands of years old where a woman’s abdomen was wrapped, typically for 40 days postpartum to promote healing and provide warmth. It is a very significant tradition in many cultures and it has so many healing benefits. This video shows the process of making a BengKung style Belly Bind…

Read More

Serging Cloth Wipes – Time Lapse Video Tutorial

This is a fun time-lapse video showing you how to serge cloth wipes! Since we’re using cloth diapers anyway, using cloth wipes too almost makes it easier! Now I don’t have a pile of disposable wipes sitting on the changing table to go throw away. They just go right in the wet bag along with…

Read More

Newborn Cloth Diaper Cover Tutorial

Tutorial with pictures for a newborn sized waterproof cover for cloth diapering. Mixture of patterns from a easy going seamstress! Save money and make cloth diapers yourself!

Read More

PUL Cloth Diaper Cover Tutorial – Velcro (Aplix) Closure

I’m excited to cloth diaper my second boy after my wallet continually wept every time I bought diapers for my first son. After doing countless hours of research and pricing out options, I’ve decided to make my own! I have sewn quite a bit but these really aren’t as hard as they seem! I’ll walk…

Read More

DIY Birth Ball Cover – Make your own birthing ball cover tutorial

These birth ball covers are a must if you’ve got a birth ball (also called an exercise ball, yoga ball). This tutorial is super easy and gives your ball a beautiful new look and a handle to easily carry and store! Here’s what you’ll need: – 1 yard knit fabric. Any knit will do! (if…

Read More

DIY Moby Wrap Tutorial

Learn to make your own Moby Style Baby Wrap! A DIY tutorial makes it easy to carry your baby and toddler around. Also includes a link to purchase from my shop!

Read More

DIY Birth Ball Cover

These birth ball covers are a must if you’ve got a birth ball (also called exercise ball, yoga ball). This tutorial is super easy and gives your ball a beautiful new look and a handle to easily carry and store! Here’s what you’ll need: 1 yard knit fabric. Any knit will do! (if you have…

Read More

Homemade Mothers Milk Tea – Increase Breastmilk Production

First of all, I’m a tea newbie! But I thought I’d give it a try when I needed a little boost after going back to work and starting the pumping game. I got the original Mother’s Milk Tea recipe from this website, but I added another few things I found from other resources too. I ordered…

Read More