One of the best reasons to follow a WAHM business on facebook is for the pictures. Their awesome albums are a virtual display of creativity, hard work, and one of a kind goodness. I especially enjoy browsing photos of handmade cloth diapers because the fabric choices are as varied as the customers.
Nikki at Modified Momma Creations has especially eye-catching dipes because she offers a wide selection of vintage fabrics, repurposing sheets and tracking down rare patterns. I discovered Nikki’s shop after building a stash of diapers I “need,” but a part of me wishes I could start over again and diaper my babies with custom vintage diapers made of adorable Care Bears, Rainbow Brite, Harry Potter, and Pound Puppies.
When I saw this diaper from Nikki, though, it felt simply serendipitous.
My husband and I were talking about how much we’d love some video game themed diapers and this little Pac Man inspired minky dream appeared on my screen. I decided to order one because the idea of Kai toddling around in the summer with a t-shirt and this fun diaper proved irresistible. I also liked the idea of adding another One Size AI2 diaper to my stash because they are convenient and tend to dry quickly.
The diaper arrived quickly in the mail and I thought it was even cuter in person. I love the dotted minky that comes standard on the front half of all custom diapers and I think the yellow “Pac Man” minky up against the ghost fabric is genius. We have used the diaper multiple times through several washings and only experienced one leak, most likely due to my not figuring out the right fit on my long, skinny baby initially. Once I got the fit down, this diaper became one of my go-to diapers and I slip it into my diaper bag whenever it’s clean. My Modified Momma Creations diaper convenient, takes up less space than a pocket in a diaper bag, plus it’s a terrific talking piece for cloth diapers.
I don’t have a lot of experience with minky, so I was afraid it might create extra bulk, but the diaper is relatively thin, considering. As an AI2, the diaper has the benefits of an AIO with no stuffing, but dries faster because the insert snaps to the diaper. As far as function goes with this diaper, my favorite feature by far is the Zorb insert, a deceptively slim fabric that has proven to be a workhorse. Since our baby is older and we’re working on sleeping through the night, I depend on wool and fitteds, but we tried this diaper multiple times for naps with success.
I’ve struggled with the sizing on some One Size diapers with my lean baby, so I also appreciate how this diaper has a double row of snaps, offering an adjustable fit for waist and legs. I also like how the snap backs are hidden behind the inner diaper layer and away from baby’s delicate skin. The diapers inner buttersuede is moderately soft, but you might consider upgrading to inner minky or bamboo velour for added luxury. It’s also helpful to note that the one size diaper on the smallest setting hides most of the minky and a large character might be better suited for a sized diaper so it isn’t obscured by size adjustment.
These custom diapers are in the mid to high range for pricing, but are competitive with other mass produced diapers in standard colors. It’s important to keep in mind that the cost of obtaining rare prints is part of the price and you can purchase a semi-custom for as low as $18, depending on your selections. Nikki is also currently gaging interest in working with co-ops on her facebook page, so if you would like to purchase diapers this way, be sure to let her know.
Overall, this well-made, custom diaper makes me smile and reminds me of so many of the reasons I love cloth. It provides the opportunity for me to save money, support a creative WAHM, make an eco-friendly choice for my family, and put my baby in something adorable!
To purchase one of Nikki’s creations, visit Modified Momma Creations. How would you like to win a Modified Mommas Creations diaper? Nikki is generously offering one The Inquisitive Mom reader their own AI2 diaper! You specify boy, girl, or gender neutral and she will surprise you with the print! To enter, fill out the rafflecopter form below.