Tuesday, May 11, 2010
wfmw -- quick change
Very soon we will welcome a new bundle of joy to our home (10 more days or so, but is anyone really keeping track?) And, along with that little miracle will come more laundry, night time feedings, diaper changes, worries and joys, and lots of loving.
In getting the crib ready for the first night home from the hospital, I remembered a favorite time saver that I have used with my past few little ones. A tip that I wish I had known thirteen years ago when we brought our first baby home.
So simple, but this makes such a difference in the middle of the night. When making the baby's bed, think layers. First the mattress cover, then a sheet, then another waterproof mattress cover, then another sheet. And, if I have it to spare I do yet another layer.
Why? Well, it is one of those extra steps that you don't often appreciate until 2 a.m. You know those nights, when the diaper didn't quite make it until the next change. Or, the spit up decided to shower the nice clean crib sheets. Or some other bodily fluid has made the crib no longer a comfortable night time haven.
Rather than having to set the baby down while you strip the crib mattress and remake it, you simply pull off the top sheet and mattress cover and baby and bed are ready to reconnect.
I cannot tell you how many nights this simple time saver has been such a relief and blessing to me. I hope that some of you will find some relief in this tip as well.
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