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12 Clever Ways to Reuse Baby Products

We all stocked up on baby furniture and baby products — stockpiling wipes and baby food without thinking much about the consequences. But then those first 18 months are over, and what do we do with this bulky changing table? And this crib? And these wipes containers! How did we get so many wipes containers!

Rather than throwing them into the recycling bin, why not reuse them on your own?

Here are 12 incredibly smart ways to reuse the baby products lying around your house:

  • Crib Turned Desk 1 of 12
    Crib Turned Desk
    I've seen several ideas for reusing a baby crib, but this has to be my favorite.
    See more at achados de decoracao
  • Crib into Wagon 2 of 12
    Crib into Wagon
    Or turn your crib into a wagon! This might get a few more years out of your purchase. I also think it makes a pretty adorable photo prop.
    See more from Tidbits
  • Wipes into Decorative Case 3 of 12
    Wipes into Decorative Case
    You know those little plastic travel cases that we've somehow accumulated over the years? Pretty them up for a different use.
    See the tutorial from Homemade by Jill
  • Wipes into Storage Tubs 4 of 12
    Wipes into Storage Tubs
    Use all of those plastic wipes tubs for toys, puzzle pieces, little cars, etc.
    See more from A Girl and her Needle
  • Wipes into Coin Bank 5 of 12
    Wipes into Coin Bank
    This is one of my favorite ideas. Rather than a ceramic pig (that will break), reuse an old wipes container.
    See this (+ more DIY ideas) from Good Housekeeping
  • Baby Lotion into Cell Charger Holder 6 of 12
    Baby Lotion into Cell Charger Holder
    Don't throw out that empty baby lotion before turning it into something new — like this handy holder for your cell and cell charger.
    See the tutorial at Make It and Love It
  • Changing Table into Shelf 7 of 12
    Changing Table into Shelf
    Changing tables can be one of the most short-lived purchases, but this is a smart way to reuse it — especially if you have a lot of vinyl or wrapping paper that you need to store.
    See the full tutorial at Infarrantly Creative
  • Changing Table into Toy Kitchen 8 of 12
    Changing Table into Toy Kitchen
    If you're especially handy, you can turn your old changing table into a play kitchen for your toddler.
    See more from IKEA Hackers
  • Changing Table into Play Workshop 9 of 12
    Changing Table into Play Workshop
    Or even a workshop for little builders.
    See more from IKEA Hackers
  • Changing Table into Potting Bench 10 of 12
    Changing Table into Potting Bench
    But this is my absolute favorite idea for a changing table re-purpose: isn't this potting bench gorgeous?
    See the tutorial from Shelstring Blog
  • Baby Food Jars into Crayon Organizers 11 of 12
    Baby Food Jars into Crayon Organizers
    Oh, baby food jars. They can stack up and up and up — and instead of tossing them in the recycling bin, there are so many different ways to use them. Like to organize your toddler's art supplies, for instance.
    See more from Monkey See, Money Do!
  • Baby Food Jars into Accessories Organizer 12 of 12
    Baby Food Jars into Accessories Organizer
    This mom took all of her baby food jars and used them for what she really needed — organization for her little girl's collection of hair accessories. Smart and resourceful!
    See more from Maple Memories


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