Thursday, April 18, 2013

How I Avoided Being Smacked in the Face Again

The other day Gracie was taking all the wipes out of the box and throwing them everywhere.

I took them away from her and WHAP, she smacked me on the face for it.

(I said "Gracie, No-no. We don't hit." Then took her to her dolly, took her hand and said "soft, Gracie. We play soft. See? Soft." Can't really do much else at this age.)

Not gonna lie, I was kinda shocked by it. I couldn't believe the time had come when she smacked me on purpose. A little piece of my heart broke and I was determined to not have it happen again...or at least in the same week.

Daniel had recently broke one of the wipe holders so it wouldn't stay shut anymore. I remembered something on pinterest about putting fabric scraps in them and letting your baby play with it. I was immediately on board. As soon as my good friend brought me some of her left over fabric scraps--I was in business.

I didn't bother making them precise. They aren't all the exact same size. But they work. She friggin' loves it. So that's really all I care about.


I first got a big scrap piece of fabric. Laid out a wipe (unfolded), and cut out the size on the fabric. Then I folded that fabric in half. I did that a gillion more times until I was out of scrap fabric.

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Then I laid the fabric together so they folded into each other, like wipes do.

After all the fabric scraps were all folded in, I put them in the wipe container, closed it, pulled one sheet through and let her have at it.

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She freaking LOVED it. It's a good quiet thing for her to do that doesn't cost me any money or waste tissues/wipes.

Success.

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xo,
Tanika

3 comments:

  1. Bubba loves this too!! I've tied scarves together and done it that way, but this sounds WAY more fun!! Thanks for the idea :)

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  2. That's a great idea! My two year old son still loves to play with wipes. I will have to try this.

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  3. That is such a great idea! She looks like she's having a ball in those pictures.

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