I’ve been thinking about this post for a while. How long? Well I guess about a year but I’ve never gotten around to writing it. It has absolutely nothing to do with running but it’s fun and if you have babies, it might be a good one to pin. The topic….ways to reuse baby items. You know…find new homes or uses for all those things collecting dust. I didn’t just come up with these on the fly, if you come to my house, you’ll see the tips in use. So let’s begin…shall we?
- Baby Hangers work really well as Sparkly soul drying racks. I wash mine but I never dry them. I just use all the old baby hangers.
- Teething rings as shaker inserts. My husband and I go through a LOT of shaker bottles and when we’ve gone through them all, a couple frozen teething rings and a Nuun bottle do the trick just fine.
- Burp clothes as sweat towels. Admittedly, my husband refuses to use these since most of them are decorated in some way but I have no issues and in fact, the little reminder that I need to stay healthy for them never hurts.
- Formula containers as protein storage – My husband has been buying protein in bulk in the bags so it doesn’t have a nice neat stackable container, so we took one of the plastic formula containers and dumped it in there! Perfect!
- Dishwasher Basket – washing cookie cutters, shaker inserts
- Wipes as well…wipes – In a pinch, baby wipes do the trick every time. I have a pack at arms length at any given time.
- Booster Seats as mini benches – My kids have decided they are too cool for school or boosters at least so they have been moved in with some new neighbors…the gym equipment. When I need a little extra lift, they do the trick just right.
Other Non-Fitness Uses
- Bottle Nipples as medicine dispenser. It can be tough to get small kids to take medicine. We’ve found that by pre-measuring then using the nipple of a bottle young (year or younger) they suck it down without hesitation. Maybe a little trickery but when your desperate you’ll try anything.
- Burp Clothes – I also use the burp clothes to dry toddler hair. They are easier to manage.
I’ll keep adding to this post as we find new uses for things but I want to know….
what are your favorite way to reuse baby things?