I have always disliked large nappy bags. I don't know why, but I just hated the idea of toting around mountains of baby stuff. So I never used one. Instead, I like to take a couple of nappies, a packet of wipes, some nappy disposal bags, some hand sanitiser and put them in one of these nappy pouches.
I then pop it straight into my handbag, or the car, or throw it in the pram.
Every time a friend of mine has a baby, this is my go to gift. I sew one up using fabric I know that particular friend will love, then I stock it full of all the items I mentioned, and it is a perfect gift. Personally speaking, I found practical baby gifts really great when I had my girls, so I like to give practical gifts in return. Just today I had a friend tell me how much she loved hers and how lots of other Mum's had commented on it. (Yay, that kind of feedback is awesome!)
Over time I have perfected the size to fit two to three nappies and all the other items you need. I also sew in a wristlet loop, so you can sling it around your arm if you are carrying your baby to the parents room or lifting them onto a changing table.
Sometimes I box the corners like in this tutorial for my Baby Gift Zipper Pouch, but these days I think I prefer the simple rectangular pouch design in these pictures.
This one in the Kokka Trefle Elephant fabric is a favourite of mine. I just adore the fabric, such great colours for baby boys, but also lovely for baby girls - sometimes when you have a girl it can be a pink overload, so this fabric with the orange in it is a nice change.
I have a variety of these nappy bags in my shop, so if you are looking for a practical baby shower gift or new baby gift, this might be perfect for you! I can custom make them to your preferred dimensions too - I love custom orders so don't hesitate to contact me!
What is your favourite gift to give new babies?