The Perfect Baby Shower Gift – DIY “Oh Crap Bag”

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by Uncategorized

crap bag

I posted this baby shower “Oh Crap” bag a year ago, and because it’s such a fun idea I decided to post it again for anyone interested in making this! I’ve got two pregnant friends right now, so I’m already gearing up to make another couple of these for their baby showers. So, with that said, keep reading to see how to create your own!

If you’re anything like me, you love giving gifts. Birthdays, Christmas, weddings, just because… and most definitely baby showers. Baby stuff is just so dang cute it’s hard to not want to buy absolutely everything for the new baby. My biggest stress when picking out a gift for the last baby shower I attended was that I would end up getting something that the new parents already had. After scouring aisle after aisle of fun baby stuff I was inspired to create an “Oh Crap” bag. I had heard of something similar before, and decided to try my hand at creating one of these nifty things myself.

The “Oh Crap” bag is a bag meant to be stored in mom or dads car with a few necessities that baby may need when out-and-about. You know, when mom or dad suddenly realize they forgot to bring extra diapers, or baby has a blow-out and there are no spare onesies in sight? This kit perfectly covers nearly every “oh crap” moment that involves the little one, and would be so handy for any parent, whether it’s their first child or they already have a few kiddos.


  • A bag (I got mine at Walmart, and it’s technically a travel toiletries bag. I loved the three separate sections, and the size worked great for the items I included.)
  • 3 or 4 diapers, at least two different sizes (Too big is better than too small. I did two size 1 and two size 2 diapers. The parents will have to change these out periodically.)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Travel size baby wipes
  • Travel size antibacterial wipes
  • Small package of Diaper Sacks
  • Spare outfits (I did three different sized outfits consisting of a onesie and leggings. These will also need to be changed out as baby grows.)
  • Socks
  • Pacifier(s)
  • A small toy
  • Bottle

(I also hooked a couple of safety pins onto the bag, just because safety pins are truly the greatest things ever and you never know when you could use one.)


That’s it!

This is also super fantastic because it’s so easily modified. A bigger bag could hold a spare t-shirt for mom and/or dad, the disposable diapers can be traded out for cloth, a burping cloth could be added along with a spare blanket… The possibilities are endless.

This gift is sure to be the hit of the next baby shower you attend and really mean a lot to the new parents. Taking the time to assemble the items really shows how much you care, and you have so much room to personalize this present! You’ll give the new parents a bit more piece of mind as they head out with baby, knowing that when they inevitably forget something, they’re covered. 🙂

P.S. Another fun name idea is the “Oh Sh*t Kit.” This would be a fun thing to write on a tag on the bag for the mommy-to-be that could use a good laugh. 😉

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