I love giving gifts to people! Really, it's one of the things that gives me the most joy out of life. Not that I am able to do it often, or even thoughtful enough to do it often, but when I can, it's delightful.
THere's a girl at my church who recently had a baby. We were in the nursery together about two weeks ago and I was changing my Bunny.
"Where'd you get those diapers?" she asked me as I pulled out the insert from a dirty bumGenius and stuffed the diaper and insert into my little wetbag. "I ain't never seen any diapers like that before!"
"Online," I said. "But if you're interested, I"ll make you some.
She certainly was so I got to work over the course of the next week and made these diapers for her:
A-D--some upcycled T-shirt fitteds--small (My own pattern that I've been perfecting lately based on measurements of my daughter)
E--a pocket diaper, from the same pattern as the fitteds--made of navy PUL, white microsuede, and a microfiber/hemp fleece insert wrapped in flannel
F-G--Size 2 diaper covers from diaperkit.com (only about $5.50 a piece!)
H--a Deluxe Flannel AIO diaper from Diaperkit.com, size 2
I think it's a good start for someone who has no cloth and no experience with cloth. I also gave her a list of my favorite places to buy cloth diapers, washing instructions, and the name of a store a few towns down that sells a few brands of cloth. I hope it works for her. I think my hope is kind of selfish because I spent so much time and effort on these little babies that I'd be heartbroken if I ever heard that they didn't work and weren't being used. But she seemed pretty excited about them so I hope she'll use them!