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“Oh Poop” Emergency Change Bag

You and I know it’s going to happen.  We may even be prepared for it.  But does that new mom you know realize that her day will, in fact, come all too soon?  Does she know what to do when it arrives?

Because no matter who she is, the day will come when she’s out with her little one and the inevitable happens: the baby has a diaper blowout.  Or they throw up all over themselves.  Usually she’s prepared for the possibility of such occurrences, but this will be the one time that she’s forgotten the diaper bag at home.

If she has you as a friend, she’ll be able to pull out her “Oh Poop” bag, and handle it like a pro.

That’s why this is the perfect baby shower gift for an expectant mom.  This idea is straight from Socks & Shoes Not Required, and it’s an amazing one.

It’s a bag that’s meant to be kept in the car for those times when you just aren’t as prepared as you thought.  It contains just enough supplies to clean up a child and change their clothes.

I’ve simplified my version for just diaper emergencies, but you could easily expand this idea like Leah at Socks & Shoes did.


I bought my supplies at a couple of different dollar stores, so you can spend as little or as much as you like.

Here are my supplies:

-a cosmetics bag with wrist strap to hold everything

-a size 4 diaper (getting a larger size means that it will fit the little one for longer and mom won’t be stuck trying to use a too-small diaper)

-wipes for obvious reasons

-a roll of bags to hold dirty diapers, messy clothes, whatever

-a onesie for the little one to wear post-blowout (12 month size, so it will fit them for longer)

-a hair elastic, so that mom can put her hair back before dealing with any mess

-a snack for mom, because she deserves it after cleaning up the Blowout of the Year

Take a look at the video to see how I fit it all in the bag:


Trust me, the day will come when that mom will be so grateful that you planned ahead for her.  You may just even save the day!

What would you include in an emergency kit like this one?

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Angelic Sinova

    I LOVE this idea! What a fun, easy and inexpensive baby shower gift. I’ll have to keep this in mind for when my friends start having kids <3
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  2. Lauren R

    This is such a cute idea! I really could’ve used this in my diaper bag as a new mom! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Lisa

    What a great idea. We all have had to deal with these moments and there is usually something that you forgot. This would a great way to keep it all in one cute spot. I would add something to wipe down the car seat if needed.
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  4. Liz Mays

    I wouldn’t have thought of a hair elastic, that’s a good one! This is an awesome emergency bag.
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  5. Sophie O'Reilly

    I haven’t got any children at the moment but I have lots of friends who do, so I shall show them your post! I may buy it as a baby shower gift next time someone I know is pregnant.

  6. Joanne T Ferguson

    What a great idea as one can never be fully prepared for life’s oops moments! What a great way to wipe down and keep everything in one spot momentarily!

  7. Penny Struebig

    I’m hosting a baby shower this weekend and now have a cool gift idea! This is the perfect little thing to give a new mother. So cute.
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  8. Ourfamilyworld

    That’s a cute change bag. This is a must have when you have little ones. I used to have one when my kids were toddlers.
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  9. CourtneyLynne

    Now this is just the cutest and funniest idea ever!!! Totally stealing this idea and making these as gifts lol…

  10. Marts

    Brilliant idea! This is a perfect gift for baby shower parties because you’ll never know when is your next “oops” moment.
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  11. tammileetips

    I love the name of the bag!! This is such a great idea to keep on hand for those blow out diapers!
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  12. Heather

    That’s great! I’ve had many a moment like hat with two kids. I always packed changes of clothes, if I forgot wipes or realized I was out of diapers in the bag, oh boy. I’ve had my share of completely gross situations.
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  13. Amanda Tempel

    I’m an expecting first time mom – I’m glad I saw this. I need one! I have to be honest that I’m a little scared that I’m going to have one of those “not prepared” days, lol.
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  14. Shaney Vijendranath

    Lol I laughed first at the name but understood immediately what this post was about! I love it, I need one. 😛
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  15. Michelle

    It seems I’m always looking for baby shower gift ideas. This emergency change bag is both practical and fun.
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  16. When the Skies Are Gray

    Since I cloth diaper I already use wet bags but those blow out diapers are the worse for sure!

  17. Clarissa

    This is such a good idea! I want to give one to my friend that just had a baby.

  18. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition

    That’s such a great idea! I think I’ll be making one for my daughter as her baby will be arriving soon.
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