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I can’t believe my baby is already six months old. Before he was born, I had a list of things I wanted to make or get, and I’ve slowly been making my way down the list. One of the things on my list was a changing pad that I could keep in the diaper bag or car, so I could always make sure I had a clean place to lay him while changing his diaper as well as a place to keep Huggies Little Movers Plus diapers. Well, I finally sat down and made one, and I am excited to show you how to make your own today.
Fold Up Changing Pad with Diaper Pocket Supplies:
- 13″ x 26″ Flannel (could use any fabric you’d prefer)
- 17.5″ x 39″ Minky (could use any fabric you’d prefer)
- 12″ elastic
- Huggies Little Movers Plus Diapers
Start by laying your Minky out. Fold one end up and back down creating the pocket area. I used the Huggies Little Movers Plus diapers to measure the size of my pocket. It ended up being 7″ once it was folded. Pin the sides.
Straight stitch the sides of the pocket.
Once I had the sides sewn, I straight stitched along the top edge of the pocket.
Once my pocket was done, I placed the Minky with the right side up, placed my elastic at the top center, and then centered the flannel with the front side down on the top.
I pinned the top and bottom edges, leaving the sides un-pinned. I straight stitched along the top and bottom edges. Once they were stitched, I turned the fabrics right sides out.
Once I turned the right sides out, I stitched across the top, quilting it just a little bit so it would stay together well. Then I rolled the side edges and pinned them. Then I stitched the sides.
I filled the pocket with my Huggies Little Movers Plus Diapers.
I decided that I had to try it out. I laid my baby on it, and changed his diaper. It’s the perfect size and is sure to keep him from laying on a dirty surface. I love that I don’t have to worry if my baby’s diaper is going to leak, with Huggies Little Movers Plus, he gets up to 12 hours of Leak Lock® protection. He is such a wiggly baby and is all over the place. He has started rolling all the way across the family room floor. I can’t keep him in one place anymore. 🙂 With as much as he moves, I’m so glad that Huggies Little Movers Plus have double grip strips.
It rolls up and has a band around it to keep the diapers tucked into it.
It fits right into my diaper bag and makes it easy to grab and take with the baby to change his diaper.
Once he gets older and I don’t need to carry the whole diaper bag anymore, it fits perfectly in the back of the seat in my car, making sure I’m always prepared with diapers and wipes. As a mother of five, there have been times when I’ve not been prepared and been caught without diapers. Something I learned along the way is to always keep some diapers in your car. Put them in your fold up changing pad, keep a bag in your car with them, or place them in the pocket on the back of your seat. You never want to be without diapers when you need one!
I love picking up my Huggies Little Movers Plus diapers from Costco. It’s nice to be able to pick up a big box of them while I’m there shopping anyway, helping make sure that I always have a good stash of quality + the most absorbent (that’s what the Plus is for) diapers. Costco is the only place that you can get the Huggies Little Movers Plus (sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6) along with Huggies Little Snugglers Plus. (sizes 1 & 2).
Starting on September 1, you can pick up Little Snugglers Plus (Sizes 1 & 2) for $31.49 after a $6 discount and Little Movers Plus (Size 3, 4, 5, & 6) for $36.99 after a $6 discount. The offer lasts through September 25. You can also get free shipping if you order online. Starting in August Little Snugglers Plus will also be available in Newborn size for $29.99 available at select warehouses and online at Costco.com.
Is it a bad thing that I love that the boxes at Costco have so many diapers in them? With my first three kids, my oldest turned three shortly after my third was born, so we had a few months that three kids were in diapers. I felt like I was buying diapers all the time. I love that with the size of the Huggies Little Movers Plus, the box lasts me a few weeks since I only have one in diapers these days. 🙂
Minky fabric is my fav! All baby things should be made from minky fabric. 🙂 #client
Not quite understanding the pocket. I get fold up making pocket. I get sew sides. Then stitch across top. Wouldn’t that stitch the pocket shut? Sorry. A little slow I guess.
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
The way I placed the pocket on my sewing machine, I only sewed the top of the pocket, not sewing it shut. It would work well to sew the line across the pocket before sewing the sides of the pocket. When I was making it, it was a little bit of an after thought… The line sewn across the pocket probably wouldn’t be necessary. I did it because I was using Minky, and it tends to slide around, and I wanted the pocket to stay as good as possible. I hope that helps! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Erin Calcara says
This is really cool! Do you know the dimensions of the pad when rolled out? What about when rolled up (curious about the length of the roll, to see how it would fit in a bag)? Also, how and where do you attach the elastic? Thanks!
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
Hi Erin. The finished size is approximately 24″ long by about 13″ wide. I was using scraps to make it. You could make it be any size you wanted, for the most part. For the elastic, you place it with the raw edges along the raw edge of the fabric, so the look hangs down inside. There is a picture in the tutorial showing where to place it. 🙂 When it’s rolled up, it would probably be about 13″ x 6-7″. The thickness would depend on how many diapers and wipes are inside. Please, let me know if you have any other questions, and I”ll do my best to answer them. 🙂
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Wow, that’s an amazing changing pad. Very convenient. Easy to carry.
Shimul Hassan says
Thank you for sharing great info. really love to read, definitely will helpful on my baby journey