Baby Doll Kit

Today was my daughter Savannah’s friend Ava’s 2nd birthday party and we had such a great time!  It just so happens that the playgroup we attend is pretty much dominated by boys, so it’s really nice for Savannah to have a girlfriend here and there.

Savannah has known Ava since she was 4 weeks old and Ava was about 4 months old, so pretty much 95% of her life :-).  Ava is such a sweet girl.  She is tiny, petite, a little on the shy side, beautiful and very smart.  I’m so happy that Savannah has Ava as one of her first “girlfriends”.

I was trying to decided what to make sweet, sweet Ava for her birthday.  I had two ideas; one was a baby doll kit (all the accessories for her baby dolls) or a dress up princess box (i.e. tutu, wand, crown, ect.).  Savannah recently had a “girls only” play date with Ava and I realized that at 2 years old all they want to do is be “Little Mommy’s” so the baby doll kit was the winner!

I had so much fun making all of these little things.  I got my inspiration from the most recent Potterybarn Kids catalogue.

The baby doll kit consisted of:

-Three cloth diapers with velcro closure (flannel outside and fleece interior).  I used a large strip of velcro across the front so they would fit multiple size baby dolls.  We had to try them on Elmo to make sure they fit properly!!

-Chenille changing pad that rolls and ties with a ribbon (one side is flannel and the other chenille)

-Wipes case (made of felt) with white, flannel cloth wipes.

-A bag with an appliqued “A” for her to carry everything in.

I really hope Miss Ava enjoys her gift (I think she will!).  I am absolutely in love with anything that helps children pretend play – I think that is the gateway to true adult creativity and imagination.  I know Ava is going to be such a good “Little Mommy”!!

Happy Birthday Miss Ava!!

Cottage Mama’s Note:  If you would like a tutorial on how to make any of these items, please leave me a comment or send me an email and I will be happy to post one!
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14 Comments

  1. Found your blog from the MADE blog. Just want you to know the picture of Elmo in a diaper made my 4 year old laugh SO hard. He kept making me go back to it. This little kit is charming! I will definitely visit you again.

  2. Thanks Jen! Yes, my 21-month old LOVES Elmo right now :-). Glad your 4-year old enjoyed the picture! I’m new to blogging so thanks for visiting!!

  3. I would love a tutorial on the diaper!!!

  4. Darcy……ask, and ye shall receive. I just posted the cloth baby doll diaper tutorial!! This is one of my first tutorials…..let me know if you have an questions or need further explanation. I hope you enjoy it!!

  5. Is there anything you don’t do? Can we live close to each other sometime soon. I want to join your playgroup! =)

  6. Heather – you are too sweet!! Yes, if you are ever in my neck of the woods, you are always welcome to attend our playgroup – there are 12 Mama’s and 12 Toddlers (+3 babies) – it’s quite a wild, but fun time!!

  7. Hi Lindsay,

    I just came across to your beautiful blog and found these lovely diapers and wipe case plus changing mat. Would you be so kind to send me tutorial for these (apart of diapers)?

    Thank youuuuuuuuuu
    I can not wait to make them for my daughters.

    Zuzu

  8. Hi Cottage Mama!

    I LOVE you baby doll kit and would love to make this for my daughter for Christmas! Do you have a tutorial for the other pieces besides the diapers?

    Thank you so much!
    Emily

  9. Thanks for the idea! I just finished a set for my daughter for Christmas.

  10. My niece will be 2 in January and this baby doll set is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for!! Any chance you might post a tutorial for the entire set? I was looking at the Pottery Barn catalog too and just couldn’t stomach the idea of spending $$ on a set I would prefer to personalize with her favorite colors and themes 🙂

    Kindly,

    Rachel

  11. Hi, I was wondering if you could send me the tutorial? This is so cute. My daughters would live these!! Thanks so much!!

  12. Oh this is so perfect. My 9 yr old finally asked Santa for a baby doll? I so wanted to make. Cloth diapers n wipes n a small blanket. Bibs included with the diaper bag. Found magic bottles. Thanks for the diaper tutorial.

  13. I was hoping you might email me this tutorial. My 3 year old got Stella for Christmas. She has trouble putting the dispersion and off – not enough Velcro and I s now asking for a diaper bag with wipes and baby cream. Thanks!

  14. Love the doll kit you made for your daughter. I would love to make the kit for my great-granddaughter. She too loves playing the little mommie. I would love to have the tutorial & pattern for the whole kit if you could. Thank you so much, my little one will love it. God bless.