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Nomishona
« on: January 04, 2007 01:22:07 AM »

So, I just found out today that I'm going to be an aunt  Cheesy

I was thinking of ideas for when the baby is actually born on what to get the little one... I know that I at least want to make it something.

I was thinking of making a stuffie that could be played with in the bath tub.  I would make it out of wash cloth material (any suggestions on other material?)

I have no idea though on what I would stuff it with so that it wouldn't become gross quickly.  Any ideas? 

I don't need to know anytime soon really considering that my brother just found out today that his wife is pregnant, but I was just thinking of gift ideas for the future.  (Any other suggestions on what to make would be great too!)

Thanks for the help!  Smiley
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mmd32
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007 01:31:46 AM »

Sponge? Like those terry covered bath sponges out there?

I would think polyfil would get moldy and gross pretty fast.
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Nomishona
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007 01:37:39 AM »

Haha, I never even thought of a sponge!  The only thing about that is sponges get hard after they're dry, but I still might try that.  When I was little, I had a bath toy that was a stuffed Bert from Sesame Street, and it was filled with something like cotton and little round things (not sure what those were), and the toy stayed soft even when it wasn't wet.  Any idea on how to fill it like that?
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2007 02:08:18 AM »

I was wondering if you could use one of those shower puffs (like this: http://www.arizonasun.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=75). You could cut it to shreds if it is the wrong shape. They dry pretty quickly!
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mmd32
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007 02:17:21 AM »

Not a natural sponge, or a dish sponge, but the soft kind like they use for washing cars.

I don't know what the cotton stuff would be, but the little round things might be plastic pellets, made for doll stuffing and weighting. You can prob find them in those kinds of sections.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007 02:23:22 AM »

sponge is a good idea.
but when I saw the title of this thread I thaught washcloth stuffed with... that tule like body scrubbing thingeys.  you know, those net balls things.
I totally had a compleate mind blank, I want to say loofa but that is that natural stuff that never dries well enough and smells a bit after a while (in my experience anyway)
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007 09:17:07 AM »

but when I saw the title of this thread I thaught washcloth stuffed with... that tule like body scrubbing thingeys.  you know, those net balls things.

This is what I meant. Shower puffs, I think they are called.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2007 10:54:31 PM »

OK, so I am a mom, and I recently threw out all the bath toys after one that is a little squirt gun (but it's a fish, so I guess it is a squirt fish) squirted out brown funk... ewwwww... so. My opinion is to maybe make a fun embroidered washcloth, or towel for after bath. IF you did a washcloth, you could use all materials that can be washed, like do an applique in terry cloth, OR you could stuff your stuffie with terry or cotton material. It would be fun if there were little dangly things (not too long for choking on!) maybe different strips of fabric with knots, like oooo, you could make a doll out of terry, with knotty hair, and basic features ( this could be a manly firefighter or pilot or hiker or something if baby is a boy...) then niece/nephew can wash their little friend too, as a toddler, and still put it in the hot washer/dryer for the sanitizing that might be needed!
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Nomishona
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2007 11:39:24 PM »

Thank you everyone for the ideas!  I think I'm going to experiment sometime, but I like the idea of using terri cloth to stuff it with because that sounds like it could be washed easily  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2007 12:06:02 AM »

Okay, I'm a mom, too, and have tossed plenty of bath toys in my time for that exact same reason. I don't think stuffing with terry would be the greatest idea. It would be too thick to ever dry out properly, or dry out fast enough not to grow mildew. It would get *stinky*, and rank, and either be avoided, or tossed after awhile. A lighter weight filling that can dry swiftly is going to be much better in the long run. Those sponges I mentioned, or those bath puff plastics, would a much better option, and washed just as easily, imo.
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