As I’ve discussed before in OMG Baby Consignment, baby “necessities” are a huge consumer market. And if you don’t have the money? Or if you’re just not buying into it, then what do you have?
Imagination and make-shift resources! This is something I LOVE doing–figuring out how creative I can be by doing without or better yet, making do with what I have (like in my make-shift bed post). Check out my baby changing station!
This is what we had, so this is what we used.
I actually change the little thing on the ottoman or the couch. It’s right beside this table, in front of the window where the sun shines through. I have a bag of distraction toys to keep her occupied from the annoying habit of flipping over. The only thing that might suffer a bit is my back, but if I’d learn to sit up straight like Betty Rose and stop doing the slouch, I’d be much better for it. It forces me to practice.
I have so many friends who say, “You’re making life hard on yourself.”
Honey, I’d rather struggle a little bit any day in order to consume fewer resources and waste less for my child’s future. Isn’t that what it’s truly all about? Being a parent? Thinking of someone else instead of yourself? Sacrificing for their betterment? And really, I’m not that put out by it. I mean, how long will I be changing diapers in the long run of an 80 to 100 year life span? I’m not buying something new (or even used for that matter) if I already have something else I can use. It’s all about using that imagination.
I know many of you have posted comments about what make-shift things you’ve created for your baby. But I just love to hear them. :D
It makes me feel less alone.
If you have any stories of how you did without or how you used your creative noggin, please share them here so that others may also feel less alone, too.
Other fabulous articles about buying for baby:
- Tweeting at 4 Months Old: Should Your Baby Have A Social Media Account? (infotainmentnews.net)
- ALVA Baby Washable & Reusable Cloth Diapers (mybebekurt.wordpress.com)
- How to Save Money for a Baby (ally.com)
- Buying for Baby (mamajackie.wordpress.com)
- Baby and Child-Specific Products in Malaysia – New Report Available (sbwire.com)