You know how your baby loves to pull wipe after wipe from the wipe box during diaper changes (I’m sure the Huggies people love that)? This craft basically capitalizes on that idea in a way that will keep a curious little one safely occupied for at least several minutes (change the laundry! Go to the bathroom…you know, INDULGE).
All credit for this idea goes to my friend Hollie, one of the smartest moms I know…
All you need is some fabric scraps and an empty plastic wipes tub. The Huggies kind is best because it has that nice rubber edging around the opening that’s easy on curious little hands.
You don’t have fabric scraps lying around? Ok…just use one of the dozen or so receiving blankets that the hospital “gave you” when you brought your darling one home (if you don’t know what I’m talking about you clearly did not get your money’s worth from the hospital). So take your old blanket and cut it into squares about the size of baby wipes. Then fold them together with the ends in an overlapping stack (if you don’t know what I’m talking about just look at how your wipes are folded inside the tub so that a new one pops up each time you pull out a wipe). Now put the whole stack of fabric squares in the wipes tub and hand it to baby.
Ta da! Take a moment to appreciate that look of innocent happy baby joy before you go reheat your coffee/pee/let the dog out/pull the laundry from the dryer or whatever else you hope to accomplish in the next five minutes.
To keep the good times rolling just stick the fabric back in the tub.
PS depending on what your blanket is made of you can also use this same trick to make your own baby wipes (just do a google search for homemade wipes solution)…if you’re feeling frugal/eco.