excited you were when you first found out you were going to be a mom? Everything
was a thrill—even the thought of schlepping a diaper bag around instead of a
purse. Some of us (me) even went so far as to pick up a cute little (lie; it
was enormous) leather bag that weighed more than her head just so people would think it was a purse.
But enough about
my worries, let's talk about yours.
Even if you were
to stick to the basics and only carry around what you needed, that's still a
lot of little things for one person to manage. What if I told you that
someone—the mother of all geniuses—has created a way to organize that mother
and artist at Painted Dragon Elizabeth
Burchiel recently shared her amazing accidental diaper hack on Facebook and moms everywhere are in awe of her ingenuity.
So I have to share this really cool diaper bag hack I accidentally discovered. I know its not face painting related, but I'm pretty sure I have a few moms following that could use this. I also...
"So I have
to share this really cool diaper bag hack I accidentally discovered," she writes.
"I know it's not face-painting related, but I'm pretty sure I have a few
moms following that could use this. I also dropped a roll of doggie bags in the
bottom for dirty diaper and clothes."
she's not even done.
her initial design, she threw in a few new features and updated her post.
strategically placed holes, strung them with embroidery floss, and tied the
headband to the inside. Then dotted the knots with super glue so they would
hold for longer. Then if the rubber band breaks or gets too old, it can be
easily replaced with a new one. I also put a roll of doggie bags in there for
disposal and keeping the soiled clothes in."
And there it is;
so simple, a newborn could do it. OK, maybe a gifted baby, but still.
One of the most
challenging things a new mother faces is how in the hell she's going to carry around all that newborn crap without completely losing her mind. And we're not just talking about what’s inside
of those diapers. Sadly, we need all of
those things (i.e., diapers, wipes, buttbiscuit cream, bottles, formula, extra onesies and so on) to survive a
new-baby apocalypse. If there were a way (which now, thanks to Burchiel, there
is) to store all of these components into one, compact space, then why hasn’t anyone
branded it yet?
My prediction? Burchiel’s
diaper hack-bag is about to undergo some aesthetically pleasing changes and make
her a very rich woman.