5 Reasons to give a Nappy Cake as a Baby Shower/New Born Gift

This year is the year of the babies. I have nine friends whose babies have been born or are due to be born in the next few months. Nine babies! How amazing it that? Some are to first time mummies who have no idea of the whirlwind they are about to embark upon. Others are to mummies who have blurred the memories of sleepless nights and poo explosions long enough to conceive a second time. Either way, the new bundles are just as special and so should be rightly celebrated.

Yummy mummies

Although I didn’t have a baby shower, I just love the idea of spending a few hours with some friends and family and chatting all things baby in anticipation of the new arrival. Of course everyone needs to critique the bump to guess the gender and of course we all will have an opinion whether the latest addition will come before or after the due date. But what about a gift?

Here’s 5 reasons to consider making a nappy cake:

Finished nappy cake

1) Look impressive – wow effect

In the last two months, I’ve made three nappy cakes. Each time I arrived at the venue, there have been comments and interest. Maybe it’s just the size but three tiers of nappies definitely give a wow effect when’s you walk into a room.

2) Makes a great centre piece

As soon as you arrive, the gift can be put somewhere prominent and it makes a lovely focal point. A nappy cake also tells people straight away that the gathering is a baby shower.

3) Can be personalised

When I’ve had time, I’ve made a simple rosette to accompany the nappy cake and pinned it to the ribbon. This can be colour coordinated to the baby shower theme or just made to match the nappy cake. When the mummy arrives, she can wear the rosette and it also makes a nice bonus keepsake.

4) Doesn’t cost a fortune

As impressive as it looks, a nappy cake really doesn’t cost much to put together. I always use Superdrug own brand nappies as I know these are pattern free. Often I find the rest of what I need in Poundland and Home Bargains.

5) Shows thought and effort

Regardless of how much you choose to spend on the nappy cake, it really shows some effort. It’s not a lot of time to roll nappies and stack them but I think it’s nice to give a gift I’ve thought about and made.

If nothing else, once the baby is here, the extra nappies will always come in useful. By buying size three nappies, the nappy cake can be kept on display a little longer if wished. Do you have a gift that  good for a baby shower? What do you think of handmade gifts?

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12 thoughts on “5 Reasons to give a Nappy Cake as a Baby Shower/New Born Gift

  1. This is a lovely idea! I didn’t have a baby shower either, I’m not keen on being the centre of attention but I’d love to make this for someone! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  2. Similarly I didn’t have a baby shower but I got a nappy cake from my mother in law who makes them for everyone. #Blogstravaganza

  3. I love these, I think the idea is great and you know you are giving someone something they will need and use! I never had a baby shower for Mia and I’m currently 31 weeks pregnant and not having one again but I like the idea of getting together with family and friends to celebrate! 🙂

    #RVHT

  4. I didn’t really know what went into a nappy cake before this post, and I’ve had 2 kids! I’d have loved this as a gift,it’s lovely!

    Thank you for linking up to #RVHT, I’ll hopefully see you link up tonight!

  5. I got a nappy cake for my baby shower and it was amazing! I love the idea of using different brands and sizes as you never know what baby’s bums fit until they’re here. It also makes a perfect gift with a personal touch too!
    THank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back tomorrow!

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