Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Finicky mom, me?

When I first had Angelica, my maternal instincts kicked into full gear, and then some. Anyone who wanted to touch her must basically sterilise themselves first, twice preferably. It was like a warzone whenever we went out. I had an arsenal of disinfectant sprays, wet wipes, tissue and more wet wipes. I was like a mad woman, cleaning everything that she could possibly touch - restaurant high chairs, tables, spoons, cups. Do you know how hard it is to keep a baby/toddler from NOT touching anything?! If someone dared to sneeze or cough near my baby, I would jump a mile and then give him/her the evil eye. It wasn't fun to be around me, man!

I eased up a little as she grew, realising a little dirt and run-of-the-mill household germs never harmed anyone (but I would still wipe it off immediately). I eased up more when Lauren was born. Heck, her daddy was even allowed to carry her without putting on a full-body bib.

BUT, I still don't like their things touching stuff when we're out. When we travel, I would stuff their little pillows and soft toys in a pillow case to prevent them coming into contact with a chair, or whatever. Their pacifiers would be in their little plastic covers/containers. It's just more hygienic that way. Don't you agree?

So, guess what I made?



Something to wrap their little blankies in...and double up as a changing pad...




...for when we go out, or go travelling...



...to be tucked away in the nappy bag...



Don't you just love accessories for your accessories?

2 comments:

thatlastslice said...

Your entries are so exciting and inspirational, elaine! i feel like opening up an Etsy account right now hehe
-aish

Elaine said...

Thank you:)! Why don't you? With your designs stuff. You should!

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