Archive for May, 2009

What are Diaper Stackers?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

I changed my first diaper the day after my daughter was born. And my wife still teases me about it. Because when my wife went to pick up our daughter with her fresh, daddy-installed diaper, the diaper promptly slid down the baby’s legs, jumped off the end of her toes and landed with a thud on the hospital floor.

My second diaper change came at 3:00 a.m. the following morning. Having a new focus on achieving a proper fit, I struggled to even find a diaper in the dark of night and proceeded to get myself soaked in pee in the process. At this point I felt like I needed 4 extra hands and x-ray vision.

As much as I thought I was prepared, I wasn’t prepared for this. I wondered how parents did it. I found myself suddenly admiring all of my friends who were parents – they must be geniuses.

It turns out that being prepared makes a huge difference in the diaper changing experience. Yes, we had a changing table but we were missing a valuable tool – a diaper stacker. Diaper stackers are like an umbrella on a rainy day, like a flashlight during a black-out. A well placed diaper stacker can be the difference between a minor emergency and a full blown hazmat style disaster.

In keeping with our nursery theme, we chose the Pink Paisley Diaper Stacker. It matches the pink elements of our daughter’s nursery and also coordinates with the yellow wall paint.

Depending on whether you are using newborn size disposable diapers or larger cloth diapers, the diaper stackers offered by Carousel Designs hold 25-50 diapers. And they are available in dozens of colors and patterns to match any nursery design. Most importantly, they will be there when you need them most.

Pink Paisley Diaper Stacker

Pink Paisley Diaper Stacker

John

Custom Baby Blocks for Gifts and Nursery Decoration

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Yesterday I came across another great artist who makes Customizable Baby Blocks

Not only are these blocks a hip twist on a retro idea, all materials used are non toxic – and that is a great update from the children’s blocks of the past.  These solid wood blocks are a great way to decorate the nursery or for helping your child to learn the alphabet.  And all of the blocks can be customized to create a truly unique baby shower gift. 

These hand painted blocks are offered in a variety of sizes and there is a huge assortment of styles so you can pick the colors and treatment that suits your taste.  Here are some great sample photos on Flickr.  Take a look at the Holy Craft blog for more information and to get your own customized baby blocks.

Baby Blocks from Holycraft

Baby Blocks from Holycraft

John