Babies are a joy and great addition to every family. As they grow, parents want to ensure their babies are comfortable and they have everything they need. However, babies also grow very fast, and they outgrow these items, for instance clothes, furniture, toys, baby shawls among others, too quickly.
As the baby grows, you could end up with lots of baby items in your house, occupying your storage space and making it hard to organize them. To help you save your storage space, below are eight awesome ideas on how you can recycle old baby items in your house.
There are many parents who are struggling to provide basic necessities for their babies, leave alone other secondary items. These could be friends, family members or an orphanage centre. Instead of having the babies’ items stored away in your house, you can donate them to people who really need them, and make not only the child smile, but also the parent.
Acts of charity are beautiful ways to being happy, and it is also a way to teach your child to share and be kind.
Open a garage sale
If you do not want to give away the items because maybe you are working on a budget, you can sell the items and make money to buy your baby more toys or clothes. A garage sale is a great idea to sell the babies’ items, but you can also sell the items online. While selling the items online, market them in your local area to avoid additional cost of shipping.
Repurpose the items
You can also find new uses for some of your babies’ old items. For instance, if you have many diaper boxes in the house, yet your baby is past the diaper stage, you can repurpose the boxes for other uses— such as storing babies’ toys, dirty laundry, toy clothes, among others. The diaper boxes can be converted into storage spaces to help you organize new babies’ items in the house.
Make art and craft
Some of the babies’ items can be used to make beautiful arts that can be used to decorate the baby’s room. For instance, old broken crayons can be melted to make beautiful rainbow candles than glow in the dark. You can do this art and craft exercise with your baby as you teach them new skills and make memories together.
Newborn sized clothing
A new born baby is so tiny and small. They outgrow their clothing items too fast, leaving numerous small clothes in the house. Instead of buying clothing items for the baby’s dolls, you can pull out some of the smallest clothing items, such as hats, dresses, socks and sweaters, and convert them into a doll’s wardrobe.
You can make memories with your baby as you tell them funny stories of when they wore those clothes.
Upcycle baby’s furniture
Convert your baby’s furniture into a new item that the baby can use as they grow. For instance, you can upcycle your baby’s crib into a fun reading spot on the front porch. You can also upcycle the crib mattress into a fun chilling spot for the baby to relax as they watch their favourite cartoons.
Baby clothes can easily pile in the house, making your babies’ room cluttered and disorganized. Before donating the clothes, you can pick out your baby’s favourite clothes to make a memory quilt that will be a memorable treasure for many years to come.
Make a keepsake animal
You can make a teddy bear with your baby’s old clothes. This can be done by stuffing up and sewing old baby clothing items. The different textures, prints and colours from the outgrown clothes will create a beautiful teddy bear that will remind both you and the baby of the cute clothing they used to wear.
Many parents wish they could hold onto their baby’s items for a little bit longer. However, with the baby’s rapid growth, the items can end up being too many to keep. If you are not ready to sell or donate the items, there are many creative ways to convert the items into reusable items.