Nothing is quite as therapeutic and relaxing as a nice warm shower…unless, of course, it’s coming from your sweet baby boy’s diaper. ?
Man Cub has been the sweetest babe in the world, but let me tell you, he’s a real whiz kid. He has done things that defy all logic and at least a few laws of nature. He sprinkled my husband’s iPhone so heavily that I thought it might need to spend some time in rice to dry out! Obviously, I’m still working my way along the learning curve (and will be for the next 18 years!).
A lovely little online shop, Uncommon Goods, sells some adorable fabric cones cleverly called Pee Pee Teepees. You simply place the little cone over baby’s boy business and it catches any scattered showers that might pop up during the diaper change. They aren’t very expensive, but I took one look and knew I could sew some myself.
First, I hopped over to Pinterest and searched for a tutorial and hit the jackpot. I thought I could figure it out myself, but why reinvent the wheel, you know? One of my favorite sewing blogs, www.MakeIt-LoveIt.com, posted a lovely tutorial on what they called Wee Wee Wigwams. Using that as my guide, I went to work!
I have a pretty good fabric stash, but it’s comprised of almost all girly fabrics. Thankfully, I had a few scraps of boyish fabric left from some burp rags I made for a friend a few years ago. I also grabbed a few hand-me-down flannel blankets and burp rags for the inside fabric.
First step, cut out a 6-7″ diameter circle to use as a pattern. I found that the little dessert paper plates are exactly 7″ in diameter, so I used one as a template.
Once you have your circle, fold it in half to make a semi-circle.
Next, trace and cut out semi-circles, one exterior and one interior, for as many wigwam/teepees as you wish to make.
Now it’s time to sew! Take two semi-circles and place them right sides together. Sew along the curved side using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Clip notches along the curve and then turn right sides out.
Top stitch along the curved side using a 1/8″ allowance to get a nice crisp edge.
Fold the semi-circle in half with right sides together and sew up the unfinished edge using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Sew a zigzag stitch up the raw edge to prevent the fabric from unraveling.
Turn it right side out and admire your cute little splash guards.
Pickle Pants took one look at my finished teepees and exclaimed, “Hey, you made party hats!” Well, sort of…
I thought Man Cub would appreciate it if I didn’t use him as a model for this little project, so I asked around in his nursery to see if I could find a volunteer. Papa Bear said he would take one for the team.
Even if you don’t have your own little fireman in training, these would make a conversation piece at any baby shower. And for next to nothing in supplies expense, you could offer a cute and very useful shower gift (or would that be anti-shower gift??).
I’ll leave you with this cute little poem I found on the inter webs…
“Changing a baby girl is not all glitz and glory;
Changing a baby boy is another horror story!
You hold his feet with one hand and the diaper with the other;
The whole time praying, “Please, don’t pee on your Mother!”