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Alternate uses for common baby products

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Written by Vera C. Last updated on .

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sleeping baby - repurposing baby products

If you own any of these baby products, here are some alternative ways to repurpose them which work even better. Impress everyone with your repurposing skills on these baby products!

Pacifier clip

The standard usage is to clip pacifier to baby’s clothes… but actually this baby product works just as well or better for keeping similar small toys at hand (teether rings etc) for a slightly older baby when out and about. Chances are, such a toy will occupy baby for longer than a pacifier will.

Crib blanket

Crib blankets are a baby product best not used in baby’s bedding because of the risk of suffocation. Instead, a crib blanket can be repurposed as a:

  • great wintertime stroller or car seat blanket
  • big playmat
  • soft liner for those hard grocery cart toddler seats
  • toddler blanket after the child is old enough to safely have a night-time blanket. Remember that even in a twin bed a twin sized blanket will be far too big for a toddler.

If you have been fortunate enough to have been given more than one crib blanket, that's great! You can have one in use as a playmat while the other being washed, for example. You can also dedicate each blanket to a separate use that way.

Baby powder

Baby powder is not recommended during diaper changes because of the possibility of it being inhaled by baby. Instead, sprinkle a small amount of this baby product in the new trash can liner after you take out baby’s diaper trash. Baby powder is a great deodorizer which will help keep the nursery smelling good.

Disposable diaper liners

Disposable diaper liners are actually intended for use with cloth diapers. The new use recommended here is for potty training a toddler. Diapers are so absorbent that sometimes toddlers simply don’t know that they are wet. Use the disposable diaper liner inside training pants or diapers to provide a layer that helps give a better sensation of wetness.

These diaper liners can also be used inside cloth underwear of a toddler who is potty trained for peeing but not pooping (where they definitely help with cleanup of accidents!)

Toy links

Hard plastic links that keep toys tethered to a playmat or activity gym can do double duty as a teething ring.


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