Baby Goat Diapers: DIY Belly Bands for In-Home Baby Male Goats


| 3/2/2020 10:35:00 AM


Elastic sewn into the diaper and a prefold inserted for absorbency 

Is it kidding time for you? I’ve been seeing a lot of baby goat cuteness in my homestead groups. We have two Nigerian Dwarf does who I’d like to breed in a year or two, once our feral toddler calms down a bit. In the meantime, I’m enjoying everyone else’s goats, particularly my friend Scottie’s. She has a large herd of Nigerian Dwarf and Fainting goats, two smaller breeds of goats. The babies are the perfect snuggle size and absolutely adorable

If you breed goats, you may temporarily find yourself with what Scottie calls “house goats.” Every year they have a boatload of babies on their farm. Usually there’s at least one with a bad mom or a mom who can’t keep up feeding triplets or quads. This year she has two house goats, a male and a female.

Typically they use disposable diapers for the goats to reduce the mess and cleanup, but she was complaining that the dog belly band that they bought just didn’t fit right.

So I whipped up two belly bands for her goats and, well, if you thought baby goats were cute, you should see baby goats in cloth diapers. I cannot handle it!



Today, I’m going to walk you through how to make your own belly bands if you have a house goat or two this spring. These belly bands are for pee only with boy goats. A regular diaper does the trick for the girls and for pellets. I’m still working on an all-in-one diaper for the boys, but it’s been tough, because he outgrew my first prototype before I could get it to them.





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