Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Necessity is a mother, that's for sure

You've heard the adage, right?  "Necessity is the mother of invention"?

Indeed.

All of our little ones have used the crib railing as a teether at one point in time.  Seth, minimally.  Erin, like a deranged beaver.  Seriously.  And James....well, he left his first mark this week.

So.

Why I didn't think of this before hand, I don't know, but I'm feeling pretty proud of myself:


They're repurposed crib sheet savers!  I loved having these in both the crib and pack 'n plays when the kiddos were newborn, but once they were mobile, the usefulness of these kind of tanked.  But, duh!  How perfect is this?!  They are quilted, easy (for me) to get on and off to wash (when they get all drool-y), and don't look too out of place, like some other rail protectors I've seen.

Anyway, I know this is hardly riveting blog fodder, but I'm thrilled that I found a way to reuse something, and not spend any more money on briefly-used baby paraphernalia.  (Especially since I think we are going to need to drop $90+ for some baby gates to block the staircase.  Boo.)

Have you had any "Aha!" moments lately that you want to share?

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