DIY Nappy Babies For a Sweet Baby Shower Gift

Oh, baby. I have an adorable baby shower activity (and gift idea) for you. It’s so precious, it’s hard to believe these tiny swaddles, aka DIY nappy babies, are made from nappys. Gone are the days when you not only have to roll nappys, but then design and construct a DIY nappy cake or DIY nappy bouquet. These nappy babies are significantly easier, not to mention the cuteness overload. My daughter has been playing “house” for hours, and she’s cradling the nappy baby like it’s an actual baby in the creative role play.

They are gender-neutral, really cost-effective, can be made for a baby gift or a fun shower activity, and practical because every new mum needs nappys, washcloths and socks! Now, let’s get this rolling party started…


  • Nappys
  • Washcloths (thin ones work best)
  • Safety pins
  • Sharpie, thin
  • Packaging tape
  • Infant socks


Step 1: Roll the nappy, and seal it with a small piece of tape.

Step 2: Fold the washcloth in half, lay it down with a horizontal line along the bottom, and fold over the top corner.

Step 3: Set the rolled nappy in the middle of the washcloth, with the top of the nappy slightly above the washcloth.

Step 4: Grab one corner (either the right or the left) and pull it over the nappy. Next, do the same thing to the other side. At this point, you should have a cute nappy burrito. Insert a safety pin to the back of the cloth swaddle so it stays in place.

Step 5: Add a cute sock, aka “beanie” on top. Next, add cute little eyes with the Sharpie. You can add open eyes, sleepy eyes and eyes with eyelashes.

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