The Crazy Kitchen: How to Make a Nappy Cake with Boots {#cbias}

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Saturday 6 April 2013

How to Make a Nappy Cake with Boots {#cbias}

On Saturday mornings I take my 10 year old Hanna to swimming club for 7am, meaning that we need to leave the house around 6.30. This week it was -3 degrees when we got in the car and cleared the windscreen of frost. I dropped her at swimming before going to the nearby supermarket to do the weekly shop, and then back to the leisure centre to watch the last half an hour of swimming.

We then headed off to Boots so I could carry out my Shoppertunity™ for Social Fabric. I was firstly required to browse for products that I wanted to buy using the mobile site before going in store to shop. If you have a QR reader it's simple to access the mobile site by scanning the QR code displayed on the laptop/pc screen, alternatively the mobile site can be accessed directly by entering into your mobile phone browser, without having to download an app beforehand. 

I browsed using my mobile phone the previous evening and located the items that I needed to make a Nappy Cake for the arrival of my stepdaughter's baby, due next month. Two of the items that I needed were out of stock online so I had my fingers crossed that they would be available in store. I wasn't too impressed by the advertising banner at the bottom of the screen as it was easily clicked by mistake as I scrolled down the page. Apart from that, it was easy to navigate around the various departments or search for specific items using the search box.

As it was still early on Saturday morning I used the mobile site to check the store opening times before we arrived. Thankfully it opened at 8.30 and we arrived shortly afterwards, around 8.45am. By this time the weather had warmed up a few degrees, the sun was shining and the sky was the bluest I have seen it in a long time.

You can see how we got on with our shop by visiting my Boots Shopping Experience Google+ Album

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How to make a Nappy Cake

you will need from Boots :

1 pack of 25 Newborn (size 1) Nappies
3 Muslin squares
1 300ml Bottle of baby wash
3 pairs of baby socks

In addition you will need :

Elastic bands
Cake board (optional)
Cellophane wrap

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Roll each nappy loosely and secure with an elastic band

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Position 6 rolled nappies around a bottle of baby wash and secure with a larger elastic band 

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Position 12 more rolled nappies around the first 6 and secure with a larger elastic band, or ribbon or string, and stand on a cake board if you're using one

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For the second layer secure the remaining 7 nappies in the same way that you did with the first 6, around the bottle and then remove the nappies carefully

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Open one of the muslin squares out and refold it lengthways to fit around the outside of the bottom layer of nappies, tucking it underneath and folding over the top

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Loosely roll a second muslin square around the top of the bottle

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Sit the second layer of nappies on the first and wrap the third muslin square around in the same way as you did with the first

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Roll each sock up individually, with the roll over top on the outside and position around the rolled up muslin

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Secure each layer with ribbon and a strip of tape

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Finish off by wrapping in cellophane - you can find out how to make a cellophane gift bag in a previous post of mine here.

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  1. How cute is that?! I always wondered how those were made.

  2. That's so cute, Helen. I will definitely keep this post in mind for any pregnant friends or family members. It's got such a lovely personal touch x

  3. Well that's just genius! I'm pinning it!

  4. Such a cute nappy cake and, it doesn't seem to hard to make it with your photos and instructions! :) x

  5. Bex @ The Mummy Adventure28 April 2013 at 00:06

    That is such a good idea and it looks gorgeous! x

  6. Hi. What size cake board do you use? 8", 10" or 12"? Thanks.

    1. hmm not too sure now, I think it was 8"

  7. Wow, that is pretty cool nappy cake..


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