If you caught my recent segment on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” show… you saw me upcycling some of my basic leftover baby products into things that I can actually use today. I will admit to even impressing my (non-DIY) self with succeeding at Baby Gizmo‘s brilliant idea for turning old baby bottles into no-spill paint containers. (Check out Baby Gizmo for more fabulous info about all things gear-related!) And thanks to mommy-friend and stylist Anya Sarre, making pencil-boxes out of baby wipe containers turned very very sweet… using UberMom’s designer Wipebox.
But the goods that really got me going were the super-soft swaddling blankets.
Let’s face it: Nobody knows what the heck to do with those after your newborn baby is past 4 months and doesn’t want to be wrapped like a skintight burrito anymore! So I busted out my own, well-loved Aden+Anais swaddlers from years past and got creative (with Rebecca of Girls Gone Child lending me the most brilliant idea of all, involving a chic Liz-Taylor-turban look). With all the non-baby-esque designs that exist these days, these things really do look like they’re made for grownups. (Check out the Bamboo designs… they’re my personal fave.)
In the spirit of using these soft and light blankets for yourself (after your baby is done with them, that is), TheFabMom is giving away a 3-pack of luxurious Aden+Anais swaddlers to ONE lucky winner ($45 value). TO ENTER: Leave a comment and let me know how YOU reuse or upcycle your baby’s old gear. Contest ends Friday November 8, 11:59pmPST.
Good luck! And happy swaddling (yourself).
DISCLOSURE: Aden+Anais provided 3 boxes of swaddling blankets for use on-air for “Home & Family” and for giveaway on this blog. TheFabMom was not compensated for this post.