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Wee Wee Wigwam

Okay…….so I was trying real hard to come up with a different name for the Pee-Pee Teepee. (Have you seen them in stores?) I came up with Pee Pee Dome, Splatter Cone, Pee Pee Cone……..and then my husband chimed in with Wee Wee Wigwam.
(You should have seen the proud look on his face.)

 

Hey, it parallels the original name in so many ways.

 

Love it.

 

 
 
Have you seen these little things? If not, they are the perfect solution for those unruly diaper changes, when baby boys seek revenge on the person allowing cool air to hit their Nether Regions. Often times, they start spraying pee the minute that diaper comes off. Crazy how that happens.
 
 
Here’s the solution. Just plop one of these Wigwams on top while you’re wiping, situating, unfolding the diaper, etc. And if they soil it, just toss it in the washer for next time. Easy as that.

 

 

How to make a Wee Wee Wigwam?

 

First, trace around a circle object that is between 6-7 inches in diameter. This bowl is about 6.5 inches across and it worked great.

 

Then fold the circle exactly in half to use as a pattern.

 

Now, cut out a piece of cotton and a piece of matching fleece/flanel/something soft. (I used extremely soft fleece. I don’t know what type it is but it frays like crazy and almost feels like Minky.)

 

Then, with right sides together, sew your two half circles together along the curved side………………using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

 

Then turn right side out and pin it flat, right along the seam.

 

Then sew the curve of your half circle flat, very close to the edge.

 

Then fold your half circle in half, with right sides together. Sew right along the raw edges, with another 1/4 inch seam allowance. Then sew another seam, using your zig-zag stitch. Trim any edges if necessary.

 

Then turn right side out and poke the tip out.

 

Then make a few more and use them or gift them to a friend.

 

Such a simple solution to a sketchy scenario.

Comments

  1. Allison says:

    I just made these for a friend who is expecting a son this fall, and our little boy who is on his way. :) They were so easy to make and turned out really great! I had some soft fleece left over from another project and found some cute fish fabric and another with fire trucks/cars/airplanes. Thank you so much for sharing your projects with us! I love your blog and check it regularly. May God continue to bless you and your family!

  2. Laura says:

    Hey-what about putting a ribbon loop on the top so ya don't have to touch the pee pee??

  3. Emily says:

    Hi, so I had a bunch of my childrens little, soft wash clothes sitting in the closet (they have out grown them) so when I saw this, I though to myself, what a perfect material! Come to find out, one wash cloth will make one wee wee wigwam! They turned out great and are very absorbent! I have 2 pregnant friends that I'm going to make these for! Thanks for the tut, without you I would have never known what to do with those wash cloths!

  4. Chelsia's Mommy says:

    I tried to make this, and mine turned out to look like some weird elf hat looking thing! lol
    Any tips on why it turned out that way?

  5. Melissa says:

    I tried to make this, and mine turned out to look like some weird elf hat looking thing! lol
    Any tips on why it turned out that way?

  6. A.Rhodes says:

    So cute, have a few friends that are expecting…hopefully they are having boys so I can make this!

  7. Kim @ seven thirty three says:

    Thank you for such an easy to follow tut! I made a set of these in under an hour, so quick! I will be featuring this post along with my finished product this Friday on my blog.

    733blog.blogspot.com

  8. Val says:

    Hi Ashley, I am glad you like my Hilarious baby game! I don't mind if you add it to your tutorial as something to use the wigwam for AFTER the nappy stage!!!! :0) He He!! Please stop by my blog sometime – I am an "oldie" but yet a "baby" blogger it is https://blog.bellabag.co.uk
    Thanks again – have a good day,
    Val

  9. Ashley says:

    Val, that is HILARIOUS. I guess I should have fully defined what these are used for. But perfect…..you came up with a brilliant use for them. Haha!!

  10. Val says:

    Hi Ashley – I love your site and you are such an inspiration. Being English I had never heard or seen anything like this little creation ….. I thought it was a game for little ones! You know, you can stack them, whack them, wash them, chew them, and hide things under them …. that was what I thought they were …. so I made a set of six with six matching little balls to hide under for a memory game for my little grandson! How typically British!!! But I do like my little wigwam game. :0) Thankyou,
    Val

  11. Val says:

    Hi Ashley – I love your site and you are such an inspiration. Being English I had never heard or seen anything like this little creation ….. I thought it was a game for little ones! You know, you can stack them, whack them, wash them, chew them, and hide things under them …. that was what I thought they were …. so I made a set of six with six matching little balls to hide under for a memory game for my little grandson! How typically British!!! But I do like my little wigwam game. :0) Thankyou,
    Val

  12. Meredith says:

    I made some of these this week for a doctor I work with that just had a little boy. They turned out so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  13. tinger says:

    Thanks for the tut! I made some and they came out really cute (not as cute as yours, but I can still work on them ;-)

    Here is a link to the Wigwams I made:
    https://tingaling.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/my_nesting_sewing/

  14. Kristin says:

    Thank you so much for this great tutorial. I am so excited to make some tonight for my little guy on the way…!!

  15. Angie @ tomandangie.blogspot.com says:

    Just found your site via thriftydecorchick. i am due to have my second boy in less than a month and realizing now that I have forgotten A LOT of what i will be dealing with when he arrives!!

    this post ALMOST convinced me to get my sewing machine repaired so that i could make this little tee-pee… and then i realized that maybe I should just buy some extra wash cloths- throw one of those over the little guy and problem solved- no rocket action, either!

    i will, however, keep scouring your great site for ideas and i have a feeling you may eventually convince me to repair the machine!

    angie

  16. LivingInspired says:

    Thank you sooo much for this awesome tutorial. I just got a sewing machine a month ago and these were great practice with your simple tutorial. Check out how they came out on my blog! Thanks again for taking the time to make this tutorial!

    https://laurenspired.blogspot.com/2009/10/gift-for-baby-dylan.html

  17. june at noon says:

    I can happily say my son never pees during diaper changes. (And now that I've said that, I'm probably in for a soaking.) He's peed on my MIL once and on his own head once, and that's it. I have heard that some boys manage to shoot these things across the room, rendering them useless though entertaining. ;) (And yes, maybe we have lots of unnecessary accessories these days, but who's it hurting?)

  18. denise says:

    I am so making this for the shower I am having on Sunday for my SIL, who is expecting her first boy. It will be a hilarious pacakage topper for the gift!

  19. Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

    Mwa-ha-ha! Best name ever! Leave it to a guy to come up with that, I love it! I'll be linking.

  20. : ) Paula says:

    Okay, whatever you name it, this triangle thingamajig is absolutely the kookiest thing I've seen. Do people really use these? My tone is more astonished than rude, honsetly. But this generation of young mommies have a few too many accessories in my mind. If I worried about my boys whizzing on me I'd just try to change them faster. I had a friend who'd rest the clean diaper on her son's doodle while she wiped and I thought she was being overly cautious. I guess I think moms should be able to take a little tinkling without needing another baby accessory. That said, you're a very talented seamstres. I linked here from your sister's frugal is fabulous website. Cute t-shirt and yummy cake give-away. And mod podge is my favorite, I'd totally make me some of those shoes if I had time.

  21. PinkPickles says:

    Cute! I recently heard someone call these "weenie beanies." ;)

  22. Gallant Family says:

    I made some of these when I had my boy almost two years ago and they were brilliantly handy, although I think your husband's new name for them is even more brilliant. I will have to use it! I like the suggestion for adding the terry cloth inside for better absorption. I used flannel and it worked well enough to not put the mess on me!

  23. montague says:

    Thank you for taking the time to clarify. I realize my comment probably sounded worse than I meant it. I think you are very talented and I love your blog.

  24. Kate says:

    Hi,
    Just seeing your site for the first time!

    I think I have officially seen it all. A Wee Wee Wigwam. Genius.

    Great site!

  25. It's Sew Stinkin Cute says:

    I will have to keep this in mind if I have any friends having boys. Great tut!

  26. Anisa says:

    I could have use those for my first two boys, but my 3rd only peed all over the place twice… his last diaper change at the hospital and his first doctor appt. Maybe I should make some to donate to his pediatrician.

    http://www.twiddle-thumbs.com

    Check out my craft blog.

  27. The Germaine's says:

    Haha so love that you have these on here. We sell them at our store and they fly. So cute! Love your materials. Where do you get them?

  28. Marquita says:

    Funny! not only the name but also the …whatever you call it :-D

  29. Ashley says:

    Montague – Wow, I'm sorry if it seems as if I'm being hypocritical. I think you may have misunderstood where I stand on readers using my ideas. I only ask that my tutorials are not used to copy and then sold as their own products. When someone figures something out and creates it all on their own, I am completely supportive of that. In fact, I love it! However, with regards to the pee pee teepee……. I have seen these around everywhere, figured out how to make them, designed my own pattern, and then shared it with everyone. Then I just placed my extras in my etsy shop in case someone didn't have time to make any or didn't know how to sew. They are not going to be a continued item in my shop. I just thought it would be a great way to earn money back for the supplies that I used to make them, if anyone was interested. (The tutorials are free but they still cost me money to make them.)

    I view this situation the same as figuring out how to make, for example, a nursing cover and then selling it. I don't know who the first person was to create them, but hundreds of people have figured them out and now sell them. And I think that's great. I didn't buy a pattern from anyone or use a tutorial of someone else's to then sell the Wigwam's. I figured it out on my own, and came up with my own way to make them. I even added my own little soft touch on the inside. I'm not sure I've seen the two tone anywhere else. And I have no idea how the originals are really made.

    I seriously apologize if this post and this situation offended you in any way. Thanks for sharing your thoughts though, and if you have any more comments or if you have questions/comments about anything else at all, feel free to email me any time at makeitandloveit@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Ashley

  30. montague says:

    I think you are an extremely talented person, and I love your creativity, but I think if you are going to tell people they can't sell ideas you come up with, then you shouldn't be selling an idea that someone else came up with, even if you rename it.

  31. montague says:

    I am not trying to be rude, but I think if you are telling people not to sell ideas you come up with you shouldn't sell ideas someone else has come up with. I think you are a talented person, but I think that is not being fair.

  32. Kim says:

    Oh my goodness, this is a precious idea! I will have to share with my friends for sure! Thanks for being inspiring!

  33. Kristin Rasmussen says:

    Pure genius!

  34. Wendy says:

    I have a girl this time, so I dont have to worry about it anymore… but what a cute name!

  35. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    No way!!! This is sooooo hilarious!

  36. Kelsee says:

    I made a whole bunch of these and they ended up being more like rockets than anything! But my daughter uses them as hats for her dolls now. Lol They were washed, don't worry! -Kelsee

  37. Morgan says:

    That's pretty funny! Does it actually stay on during diaper changes, or does it roll off?

  38. Renda says:

    So creative ! I have 12 pregnant friends right now..I know …right?.. and I was looking for some unusual gifts for them. Not something that everyone else will get them at the million showers I have to attend. THIS IS PERFECT for those expecting boys.

    Bless you !

    1. Shannon says:

      At Toys R Us these are about $9.99 and you can make tons for that. Have fun

  39. lottebees says:

    I had the luck to never have my little man pee on me, when he was little. He would only do that to other people. Briljant idea!

  40. Allison the Meep says:

    What a brilliant idea! I wish I had thought of this 5 years ago when my son peed on me at every diaper change.

  41. Craftify It! says:

    Cute name :) Both yours and your hubby's!!

  42. Amy says:

    Awesome – and thanks for the tutorial!

    Just a helpful (maybe?) tidbit I wanted to add: since fleece is polyester and does not absorb wetness very well, you might want to consider lining the inside with those big thick cotton terrycloth fabrics instead. They look like a towel, or even carpet! Still very soft and easy to sew on. I'm thinking that might work EVEN better!

    1. Shannon says:

      I made a version of these but I used the material for the inside (shamwow) type and it was awesome you throw in the washer and lay flat to dry. I also made my Daughter in-law nursing pads with the same principal and they washed a million times before they wore out. I did use flanelette diaper material. Have fun and these are enviomently friendly too.

  43. Ashley says:

    LOL….I like your name better! Wigwam is such a great word….

  44. Wondercat says:

    What a great idea. Thank you for the tutrial.
    Hugs
    Nicole

    1. TexasMom says:

      These are adorable. My once concern is that once you use it ,it cannot be used again
      ,even if it isn’t wet.If you use it and store it in your diaper bag,(even in a baggie etc) ,it will cross contaminate items in the bag. You would have to be able to use it,put it in the washer or a diaper pail ,NOT reuse. Cute idea for baby showers.But not every day use you’d need several and a way to dispose of the used one..

    2. Tatiana says:

      Well odds are it wouldn’t get peed on every diaper change. Just get a small wet bag from planetwise to keep in the diaper bag. They’re so cheap and easy to make, it wouldn’t hurt to have a big stack on the changing table next to the laundry basket. I think it’s brilliant.

    3. Martinsmom99 says:

      You could even use just a ziplock baggy to put the soiled teepees in until you get home. cotton and fleece are machine washable, and cheep enough to buy to create a dozen or more.

    4. alex says:

      i dont think the idea is to have only one.. to have only one of these would be like having a single cloth diaper… only good until they’re wet. i dont have a boy, but i see why you seem so negative about the idea! its smart and they CAN be reused since a baby isnt going to pee every time the diaper comes off… throwing a few of these in with normal laundry, or diaper laundry if you used cloth, wouldnt at all be an issue.

    5. geminitrudy says:

      Dear Texas Mom,

      I don’t understand your concerns. This item is WASHABLE and REUSABLE. If you are away from a washing machine when your baby soils his wigwam, then store it in a ziplock bag until you get home. I don’t understand why you feel you can’t reuse it once it’s soiled. What do you plan to do when your son wets his bed? Throw away his pajamas, sheets, and mattress?

    6. Randi says:

      I do not believe sitting the cone on the baby’s penis, if it isn’t peed on in the meantime, will contaminate it. Besides, urine is sterile, so it is highly unlikely that the baby will contaminate himself essentially. What about those of us who have wetbags with wet/soiled diapers in our diaperbags all the time?

    7. Sara says:

      You need to get a life!

    8. Jen says:

      Wow, think you’re being slightly over the top! Babies do not need to live in a sterile crazy world. In face those that do are prevented from developing a healthy immune system and therefore are more likely to catch colds and infections. I’m guessing your baby is your first.

    9. Shae Bailey says:

      Just put the soiled ones in a disposable diaper bag just like you would a soiled cloth diaper.

  45. The Activity Mom says:

    Cute! I love that you can just throw them in the wash machine! Once less thing to wash in the sink!

  46. Melanie says:

    Okie dokie, your husband is hilarious. So like mine.

  47. Emilee says:

    Okay, that is the funniest thing I have ever seen. Such a perfect solution!

  48. The Paxton Family says:

    I wish there was something out there for girls too. Because seriously my daughter turned into a fountain almost every time we took her diaper off for the first 6 months. We would open the diaper, then quickly put it back in place to stop from being peed on :-P
    The myth is not true, girls can pee on you too!

    1. brittaney says:

      You can always use this same thing. Just make a flat rectangle stick it under her butt and make long enough to flap over to her stomach. I don’t know my daughter has never peed while changing her ( knocks on wood) good luck ladies

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