My little 2-year-old, Owen, is the sweetest little goober in the entire world. He loves to snuggle and give kisses, and his bright smile is so cute I can hardly stand it. BUT. He’s also… a menace. The other day, Sophie and I had the following conversation:
Sophie: “Mom, I’m an angel.”
Me: “You sure are!”
Sophie: “Yeah, and you’re an angel. And baby Lincoln is an angel. And Owen… well… he’s kind of a booger.”
Can’t really argue with that one. He is definitely a booger 🙂 But we love our little booger, and if keeping him around means we have to move everything out of the bottom cabinets, hide all of the chairs in the bathroom, and put cleaning supplies so high up even I can’t get to them, well… I think all those snuggles make up for it!
With a new baby, I knew we’d have to come up with a solution for all of the little toiletries. I needed them out of Owen’s reach, but not hidden away and hard for me to get to.
I was browsing at Hobby Lobby and came across this peg hanger. Ok, so I really have no idea what these things are called, but peg hanger sounds about right.
I immediately knew it was just what I needed! I grabbed it for a few dollars, along with some metal buckets and a can of spray paint.
I gave it a couple quick coats with the spray paint, and after letting it dry, I fastened some hangers on the back. These are super cheap, and you can get them at any hardware store, or even Walmart.
And that was it! I hung it up on the wall, and filled the buckets with baby goodies. They hold Lincoln’s socks, binkies, hairbrush, nail clippers, diaper cream, lotion, vaseline, alcohol wipes, and nasal aspirator (a fancy word for booger-sucker, which is what we call it around these parts). I like that I can put all of his after-bath accessories in one bucket, then I can grab the bucket and take it with me when I bathe him. Super convenient!
And it’s perfectly out of Owen’s reach… as long as he stays off of the dresser. He’s actually pretty good about this one, and in the past 2 months, he’s only reached the buckets once! I consider that a big ole success.
Just a note: DON’T hang this above a crib, or anywhere a baby would be sleeping or lying. Because the buckets aren’t fastened in, they can be knocked off. So make sure they’re not in a place where they could fall off and hurt anyone!
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