7 amazing uses for old baby items

So the baby is all grown up and you’re left with a ton of things that are of no use to you. But you also don’t want to give away his old clothes and toys that have a lot of sentimental value attached to them. Naturally. Well, guess what? Now you don’t have to. Here are seven ways you can use your baby’s old things to make some new things.

Crib craft

Got an old baby cot or crib? Pick your favourite colour of paint and get to work. Once you’ve done that, you can decide to do whatever you want with it — turn it upside down and put a glass top on it to turn it into a table, or take the fourth side off and add a thick cushion and turn it into a window seat for two.

Use potty as a planter

Ok, why the heck not? It’s quirky, it’s cute and will definitely get a smile from anyone who sees it, right? And it’s ridiculously simple. Just don’t forget to punch a hole at the bottom for the water to flow out. They already come in such vibrant colours so it’s a win-win, right?

Baby shampoo as a detergent for delicate lingerie

Like any other household, we bet you’ve also stocked up on multiple bottles of shampoo, moisturisers, creams, etc., and now you have no idea what to do with them. Here’s one tip: use your baby’s old shampoo to wash your delicates. Your fancy lingerie can’t withstand the rough and tumble of the washing machine anyway, so if you are hand-washing that lacy bra, baby shampoo is an excellent choice.

Baby towels as hand towels in the bathroom

Got old baby towels lying around the house? Just snip your them into half and you’ve got two hand-towels you can use in the bathroom. You can also use them as kitchen towels while you’re cooking and need to wash your hands often.

Baby bottles as measuring cups

Need to measure often while cooking? Forget about buying measuring jars, just use your baby’s old bottles. They all come with measuring marks, don’t they? These especially come in handy for all the mothers out there who love to bake.

Formula jars as piggy banks or coin holders

There’s something about old tin jars that makes it impossible for us to throw them away. But that’s great, because they can be upcycled in so many wonderful ways. If you’ve got some old formula or baby food tin jars lying around, make a thin slit on the top, just paint them a bright colour and get your kid to use them like a piggy bank. Or if you have loose change lying around the house but can never find it when you actually need it, use the tin jar as a coin holder.

Use clothes to make a memory blanket

This one is difficult for all mothers. You’ve got your baby’s old shirts or dresses and you just don’t have it in you to discard them or even give them away. We feel you. Why not making a keepsake out of those old clothes? Like a memory blanket. It’s a great gift for your kid’s birthday and you’ll always be able to treasure those memories. Great idea, what?

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