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.
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:
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?