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Time is flying by guys! I cannot believe my littlest one is 14 months. I feel like with each child, at least with my own, they learn from the older ones and start moving at an earlier age. My experience has taught me that stashing Huggies Little Movers Plus will help me keep my sanity as I chase my lovie all while preparing for the emergency that is bound to happen. Whether I’m chasing him into our playroom or in our yard while he’s chasing his sisters, my little mover doesn’t show any signs of stopping.
For new parents out there, I’m sharing four places you should definitely consider stashing a stack of Huggies Little Movers Plus in the event that you get stuck without your diaper bag. The “Plus” means that they are perfect for babies on the go with their most absorbent diapers!
For this tutorial, visit Costco for some great deals (both offers valid 9/1 to 9/25). Huggies Little Snugglers Plus and Huggies Little Movers Plus are only available at Costco.
- Huggies Little Snugglers Plus (Sizes 1 & 2) – $37.49, $31.49 after $6 discount and free shipping.
- Huggies Little Movers Plus (Size 3, 4, 5, & 6) – $42.99, $36.99 after $6 discount and free shipping discount and free shipping.
For new parents out there, starting in August Little Snugglers Plus will also be available in size Newborn starting at $29.99 available in select warehouses and online at Costco.com.
Diaper Stash – Key Locations
Various Places Around the House
Playroom, living room and master bedroom. You know that these are the hot spots. Keep a few in each of these rooms along with the baby wipes, diaper cream and baby powder. It doesn’t have to be out in the open either.
I hid them in our living room basket that holds all of our extra pillows and throws!
In Your Purse and Work Bag
Yes, sometimes you might be rummaging for something and pull out a diaper. Your coworkers and friends might laugh. But you know the ones that are parents secretly thought it was an awesome idea.
The grandparents will feel special that you want them to keep a secret stash over there – that is kind of a signal that they’ll be getting to see the grandkids a lot right?!
So important. I keep a pack of Huggies Little Movers Plus in the car as a necessity. Relying on the husband to remember to grab our extracurricular bags is a laughing matter. Swim lessons and no diaper? Yep. Done that. Learn from me.
While we are on the topic of preparing for emergencies, how about those “I have nothing to play with emergencies?”
Have you ever been to a store that just had too many options? So instead of getting something, you just left? That’s how kids feel about toys. By starting a rotation system, kids get a fresh new set of toys to play with because it feels like something new and different.
Here’s my tip to new parents out there: Start a toy rotation system now!
As baby gets older, gifts from you, your spouse, grandparents, friends and school will start stacking up. Trust me on this. Even if your child has toys flowing out of their playroom, they’ll exclaim there is nothing to play with!
By implementing this system, there will be less clutter and more fun. What’s not to love about a system that does that? We’ve implemented our toy rotation system in the last year, and I’ve been quite impressed by how awesome it has worked in getting the kids to go back to the playroom. Dare I say that I don’t need to buy another toy again (unless I have to resort to bribery)?!
Tutorial on Starting a Toy Rotation System
1. Gather every single toy and empty boxes for decluttering.
The key to this is finding every single toy. You are going to be organizing starting from this big pile.
2. Trash and declutter.
It will be kind of scary seeing ALL of the toys in one area. It might seem like insanity honestly. That’s at least what it felt like for me. Throw away toys with missing, broken or incomplete pieces. It will be a relief!
3. Separate by seasons.
First, separate the toys out by seasons. Yep. You read that right. Some toys actually are specific to season. If you have cold winters, chances are those outdoor toys won’t be used at all.
4. For the toys that do not have a season, sort like by like.
The goal here is to put all the puzzles together, racing cars and dolls together for the next step. If you have multiple kids with varying ages, make sure you have a pile for that as well.
5. Create toy collections.
Now, take your seasons and add in ONE single toy from each of the categories from the previous step. This way, there’s a new toy from each category that your kids can play with. You could go a step further and think about how the kids can play with the toys in COMBINATION with each other!
6. Store the rest in bins where the kids won’t access them.
We store them downstairs in the basement for easy access for adults, but the kids don’t ever feel like they are missing their toys!
7. Figure out your rotation system.
You can either wait for the kids to get bored with their current toys or be like me, and just rotate them out for each season. One step further, you could take a photo of each toy and create a “toy catalog” for the kids to pick out from for a new rotation!
By also decluttering, you should now have a place to stash those Huggies Little Movers Plus in the playroom!
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