Our house has been sort of at a standstill lately. Cooper had his first fever (100.6!) the other day and a case of roseolla, but that cleared it self right up in a few days. Then on Sunday I woke up feeling great, feed Cooper, and BAM! it was like being hit in the face with a baseball bat. All the sudden I was down for the count. My head was congested, my body ached, I was going from hot to cold, you name it I felt it. I don’t get sick often so when Corey saw me napping on the couch he knew it was serious. So he stepped up, took care of me, helped with Cooper, and transformed out backyard in one weekend (more on that later). Sometimes he makes it look too easy.
Anyways, I had a lot of things lined up, lost of things drafted, but then you know…life. But I thought I’d share something I learned the other day that I thought was so smart and simple and couldn’t believe I never heard of it before.
Ok, so for anyone who has ever changed a crib sheet knows, it’s no joke. It’s serious work! I don’t know about you, but mine get spotted pretttyy quickly. It’s usually a little sweet potato tainted drool and sometimes a wet leaky diaper, but it’s never more than a few days after I put it on. I always dread changing it and am guilty of just leaving for a day or two it if it’s just colored drool. Whatever. When I was pregnant I looked at mattress protectors but never bought one because they all felt so plasticy. But I found a great alternative.
So when my mom told me about something she seen online (where? I don’t know. Sorry!) I was sold. It was genius! What you do is double layer your crib sheets so that when one is soiled you can just take off the top layer and save yourself at least one headache, for a little while (I’ll take what I can get!). I know what you’re thinking, won’t it just leak through? Yes, it would…if it wasn’t for pet peepee pads!
Yup, I put dog peepee pads in Cooper’s bed. Two layers actually, one under each set of sheets. Since we like to use one of our patterned sheets from the holy land, aka Target, I used a white one as my first layer.
Now the next time Cooper pees through his diaper (hardly ever…so far!) or drools out a little harvest vegetable medley while he’s crawling around dreamland all I’ll have to do is take off one layer
…well we thought it was pretty cool!