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So before any rumors get started here the answer is no. Rob and I are not having a baby. BUT it seems we know tons of people who are currently on the baby train and some have already arrived at their destination and have cooing little bundles of joy to love and take care of. I’ve been in a flurry of crocheting and whipping up baby gifts and it seems that perhaps pregnancy is contagious. How else can you explain it? :)
To be honest, yet again, I have very, very little experience with babies in general. The only babies I have ever held in my whole are my 2 nephews. Being so inexperienced with infants and toddlers, the rule as they started to grow up was that they could only have overnight visits at my house accompanied by a responsible adult. Once the child’s bathroom duties were a self supervised activity they were more than welcome to stay all alone with Auntie A.
I can tell you that in my entire thirty-something years on this planet I have changed exactly ONE diaper. And that was because my mom, a.k.a. the responsible poopy party, walked off and this was something that seriously needed taken care of. Like, there was no waiting on this thing it HAD to be done. I put on my big girl pants and got it done but it was not one of the highlights of my life by any means. But we do what we gotta do and in the end babies are worth it :)
Since so many I know are now putting money into college funds rather than vacation funds I’ve gotten quite interested in all things baby while looking at baby registries and selecting gifts. First off it would seem babies, in general, are quite expensive. So when selecting a gift I’m trying to be thoughtful about the quality of said gift because it seems to me you might as well pay good money for a good item once rather than have to buy junky things over and over again. And when it comes to something as precious as a baby’s life there’s no such thing as compromise, is there?
This week I was contacted by Baby Cubby and I quickly explained that there were no babies en casa Andes y Murray but that we did, indeed, know of quite a few babies coming into this world. (And upon speaking with some of you lovely readers in emails and Facebook messages, I know quite a few of you are expecting babies, grand-babies and nieces and nephews, too!) After speaking with Baby Cubby about what makes them stand apart I was excited to partner with them. You see Baby Cubby is a company made of parents. Who better to help you find the best and safest baby gear than parents who have already been there and done that. I could instantly see the passion that is overwhelmingly encouraging and inspiring and a vibe that never doubts for a moment that every parent has a majorly important role in this world, caring for their baby. And I truly think they offer standup products that will stand the test of time.
While safety and quality is a huge thing for babies I also understand that, going along with the lines of babies being expensive, that the costs of things mean something. So when I was told that Baby Cubby price matches even with the likes of Amazon, offer free shipping nationwide AND test the products they offer to ensure the quality is there I realized Baby Cubby gets it.
But let’s go ahead and get into all things DIY for babies and their nappies that would be the perfect nesting project for expecting mommas or a great gift for crafty friends and family to make for the babies that will soon be making their lives all the better.
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First up we have this fabulous bag you can DIY with your favorite material and this affordable PDF pattern from Sew Much Ado. With intermediate sewing skill you can make this bag that features zips, pockets and plenty of space inside to keep everything you need to keep baby happy and dry. Airdrie Bag PDF Pattern from Sew Much Ado.
Sometimes you simply need to travel light and that’s why I am a big fan of this diaper pouch from Noodlehead. Make several and keep diapers within reach in the car and all around the house. DIY Diaper Pouch Tutorial at Noodlehead.
Now I don’t have to have a baby to know how changing tables aren’t always the most inviting things on the planet. Keep baby clean and safe with this traveling changing table. It’s pretty genius! All-in-One Changing Mat at Made by Marzipan.
I can only guess why you’d need a no leak wet bag but I’m assuming that should the need arise they would come in incredibly handy. This brilliant little project from Sew Can Do just might become a life saver for parents! The Best DIY No-Leak Wet Bag by Sew Can Do.
I can totally appreciate that just because you have a baby doesn’t mean you want to tote around a bag with cartoon characters on it. This stylish designer inspired bag is the perfect accessory for a stylish momma on the go. Coach Inspired Baby Bag by Kojodesigns.
A little simpler to execute than the first in this list this changing table pad is easily portable and easy enough that beginning sewists can make it through. Again, those changing tables aren’t always the prettiest of things so anything to put between it and baby are well worth the effort, I think. How to Make a Portable Changing Pad at Tidbits.
Now this is most definitely the easiest project in this whole roundup but after experiencing a few car accidents I know that this particular project will be invaluable to mom and dad on the go. Put together an emergency stash to keep in the car just for those little whoopsie moments and always be prepared to save the day! Emergency Diaper Change Car Kit.
Yet another fab project for travelling light this is the perfect accompaniment for parents to take a quick nip into the restroom and take care of baby business. Holding wipes and a diaper this little bag can easily be carried with baby on board. Diapers and Wipes Holder by Crazy Little Projects.
Now it appears there is a need for a wet bag not only on the go but at home as well. I love that this project uses temporary command hooks that can easily be removed once baby is out of diapers. Wet Bag Tutorial by Stitched.
I must admit I’ve only had a single designer bag in my life and it was a Kate Spade I found insanely reasonably priced at Goodwill. My love for all things Kate Spade has been strong since I was in my mid-twenties and I will always love the bold stripes commonly found there. If you love the look but not the price tag you can get the designer look with DIY! Kate Spade Inspired Diaper Bag Mini-Tutorial by Kojodesigns.
If you’re currently expecting or caring for baby and Baby Cubby offers some great resources and actively engage with parents on their social media channels and even have a Cubby community blog to help and discuss all things being a good parent. After even just a small amount of interaction with the Baby Cubby I wholeheartedly feel like they care more about providing quality goods and even helpful information more than selling you “stuff” and I’m proud to have had the opportunity to partner with them. So while you’re over there whether you’re expecting or know somebody who is, plan to buy or DIY some diaper bags and accessories, I think you should check out the helpful tips found in this Cubby diaper bag guide. You can also follow what’s going on with all things Cubby by giving them a follow on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.