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« on: August 19, 2012 01:15:53 PM »

I'm a first time mom, and my son is a little over a month old now (WooHoo!). His great-aunt made him some really cute bumpers for his crib--but they don't work very well. They keep sagging down and generally don't work well. They could use some extra tabs or ties in the middle of them. But I've been reading around, and it says that removing the bumper pads decreases the risk of SIDS in small babies... so rather than try and fix them, I decided to simply pull them out. 

So here's my question: what else can I do with them now? I don't want to just get rid of them. I was thinking maybe sewing them together to make a soft play mat? But the mat would be really long and odd-shaped. Does anyone else have any suggestions as to what to do with them? Here are a couple pictures to show what I have to work with. They attached together using the velcro tabs on the sides.



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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012 01:37:27 PM »

I think a baby mat would be an excellent use for them. You could also sew them together to put on the changing table? (if you have one)

If you sew them together you could put a cover on it using hook and loop so you can throw it in the wash.

You could also use it as a pad for sitting in the high chair?  Sew a couple together for a changing pad you could use in the car. Those times when you open the back and change the little squirt.

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012 03:52:43 PM »

Or what about one of those shopping cart seat covers for when your baby is big enough to sit in one?
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012 06:14:41 PM »

Or what about one of those shopping cart seat covers for when your baby is big enough to sit in one?

I would jump at this one, but I've already been given three or four of these and don't need one! But thanks for the suggestion.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012 06:16:12 PM »

If you sew them together you could put a cover on it using hook and loop so you can throw it in the wash.

Put a cover using hook and loop? What's hook and loop?
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012 08:04:45 AM »

If you sew them together you could put a cover on it using hook and loop so you can throw it in the wash.

Put a cover using hook and loop? What's hook and loop?


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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012 12:28:19 AM »

i say get a cardboard box like old dvd or VCR like and make a chair with it
like a little toddler recliner with out the reclining part.
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