Adorable Diaper Cake Poems to Complete Your Gift

Updated February 15, 2022
Present cake with diapers for newborn baby

Diaper cake poems can add a special touch to your diaper cake design. Poems can help you express your best wishes to the mother-to-be in a creative manner. Not skilled at writing poetry? You can find many free poems for diaper cakes below, including printable poems to add to a diaper cake gift. It's also not difficult for a beginner to write a cute poem suitable for a diaper cake. Learn how to write diaper cake poetry and where to find additional free poems online.

About Diaper Cakes

Diaper cakes are a popular baby shower gift because they allow people to present a gift of a functional item (diapers), in a cute and fun manner. A diaper cake is made of one or more packages worth of diapers, folded and arranged in the shape of a cake. The cakes often include other baby gifts such as booties, pacifiers, blankets, toys or toiletries in the design.

There are endless ways to create a diaper cake. Some people design a diaper cake around a theme, while others simply put together a group of unrelated baby gifts in a decorative manner.

Many people present a diaper cake with a poem. Including a poem with a diaper cake may replace a formal card or add to the diaper cake theme.

How to Write a Diaper Cake Poem

While there are many free diaper cake poems online, you can also write your own poem. Writing an original poem is a special gesture because it was created specifically for the mother-to-be. Before you start writing the poem, consider the following:

Consider the Poem's Theme

Does your diaper cake follow a theme? If so, you may want to write a compatible poem to complement the diaper cake. For example, incorporate Winnie the Pooh and the characters of 100 Acre Woods in a poem for a Winnie the Poem diaper cake. Another idea is to write a poem about all of those nightly feedings for a diaper cake that includes baby bottles and bibs.

Decide on a Tone for Your Poem

Diaper cake poetry can be sentimental, whimsical, or humorous. Pick the tone based on the personality of the mother-to-be or the type of items in the diaper cake. Knowing tone means knowing your audience. Tailor your poetry to the people who will be receiving it.

Choose the Poem's Form and Structure

There are many ways to write a poem, ranging from an alphabetic sequence to a name poem. Most poems use meter, a way of arranging words so that the emphasis on certain words occurs in a regular pattern. Some poems are free verse and do not follow a set pattern of meter and may or may not use rhyme. Free verse poems may be easier for beginners. Rhyming may be fun to use for humorous or whimsical poems. Once you have a better idea of the type of poem you want to create, it will be easier to write the poem.

After you write the poem, copy the final version onto a homemade card or decorative paper and attach it to the cake. You can also create a scrapbook page with the poem, a special photo, and decorative elements if the mother-to-be is a scrapbooker. If you are the host of the baby shower and the diaper cake is a centerpiece for the event, consider creating a starter baby shower scrapbook. Guests can sign the book or even create a page for the mother-to-be at the shower. The poem for the diaper cake can fit into the starter scrapbook. The mother-to-be can fill out the rest of the baby shower scrapbook at her leisure after she receives the photos from the baby shower.

Examples of Diaper Cake Poetry

Here are some fun examples of diaper cake poetry. Use them to elevate your gift and make the parents-to-be smile.

Baby's Favorite Things Poem

By Adrienne Warber

May this gift keep your baby cozy and warm.
Here is a musical toy to sing her to sleep,
With a rattle to keep up the melodious beat.
A cuddly teddy bear to hug to her cheek,
As she lays swaddled in Pampers,
Sweetly sleeping in Mommy's arms.

Winnie the Pooh Themed Poem

By Adrienne Warber

Your baby's new friend is Winnie the Pooh,
Who brings bibs with pictures of Kanga and Roo,
And diapers and booties tied up in ribbon with care,
By the 100 Acre Woods animals and one special bear.

Baby's "Firsts" Poem

By Adrienne Warber

Here is baby's first cake,
Made with sleepers and booties,
Knitted cozies to keep little ones warm.
Bottles and pacifiers are mixed together,
With diapers and fuzzy blankets,
Adding flavors of fairy tales and lullabies,
All topped with baby's first teddy bear friend.

Bathtime Diaper Cake Poem

By Kristin McCarthy

It won't be too long before baby is here,
For you to snuggle, and rock and hold so near.
To feed, and soothe, and bathe at night,
Your baby is starting their spa journey just right.
Diapers, bath towels, shampoo, and duckies,
Make this baby and mama ever so lucky.

Feeding Time Diaper Cake Poem

By Kristin McCarthy

Mealtime for baby will be here in the blink of an eye,
So let us help prepare you and your little guy.
Spoons, bottles, and cute bibs for you,
Now when it comes time to feed, your needs will be few!

Ready to Pop Diaper Cake Poem

By Kristin McCarthy

Your belly is round and your feet are sore,
Fear not, you don't have to take much more.
Your due date is right around the bend,
Soon you will meet your new best friend.
Savor these last days as best you can,
They're the last ones before the arrival of your lovely lady or little man.

Online Resources for Diaper Cake Poetry

If you don't want to write your own poem, you can find additional free diaper cake poetry online. The following websites provide free diaper cake poems:

  • Creative Baby Shower Ideas: Creative Baby Shower Ideas has a number of different style poems for diaper cake projects. Sentimental poems and funny poems are included.
  • SelfGrowth: This website offers a handful of poems for diaper cakes, including poems with cute themes like Disney and Noah's Ark.

Take Your Gift to Another Level With Poetry

You will never regret giving a loved one a diaper cake at a baby shower. They are adorable and decorative, and extremely functional for both the parents and the new baby. Take a wonderful, well-thought-out baby shower gift and make it even more creative and personalized with a touch of poetry. A diaper cake poem can take this shower gift to a whole new level.

Adorable Diaper Cake Poems to Complete Your Gift