Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Organizing for the New Girl

We are still figuring out where all the baby gear goes and what we need.  A few quick notes/photos. . .
This is the downstairs changing station.  A basket of dry wipes with a squirt bottle of water, plus a changing pad.  The cloth diapers and extra diaper covers are in the vintage diaper stacker, and the basket can fit in there on top of the diapers, too.  The pail is for carrying the dirties out to the laundry room.

The first time I needed to pack a diaper bag for Phoebe, I realized I didn't have a system for homemade cloth wipes on the go.  I know my mom would simply make a washcloth wet and put it in a plastic bag, but I didn't want to have to mess with that every time I wanted to leave the house with a diaper bag.

So I sewed together two upholstery samples from the creative reuse store to keep the dry wipes in and  then I keep a water bottle in the diaper bag.  The water bottle is also to refresh the thirsty mama, a handy dual function.  The stiffness of the upholstery envelope is great for finding in the diaper bag, as I'm usually one-handedly feeling for stuff.

And yes, some photos of Phoebe herself.  Genevieve took the two of me with Phoebe - I was quite impressed.


Polly said...

I am so impressed by your diaper-wipe system! I did use cloth wipes at home but never did when away...I always ended up relinquishing to the disposable wipes then.

Thank you for helping fulfill my Daily Baby Quota. She's precious.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Great ideas.. what a lovely photo of the 2 sisters..2 adorable girls.

Sarah Barry said...

Hats off to you mamas who use cloth. I haven't gone there.

Precious photos. She's beautiful.

Alica said...

I haven't been on my blog much this week, and I was hoping I'd find some pictures of your new little sweetie on here. Love, love, love the picture of your two girls together!!

jenny_o said...

Organization is key to everything, isn't it? So helpful to have a good system.

Thanks so much for all the baby photos. Genevieve is doing very well with the photography. And the picture of her with Phoebe is just delightful!