On the heels of yesterday’s post about Big Girl Evvie, I have to share with you a genius product that I’ve picked up for myself and might encourage all of my fellow infant and toddler moms (and even pet moms) to consider.
Let me paint an everyday Longo Zoo scenario for you:
While removing Evvie from the bath and drying her off, she promptly sprints away from the bathroom, down the hall, and into her room to hide from me. (No, I’m not a monster, but she absolutely HATES when I have to apply her Vaseline post-bath).
Yep, it’s her bedroom door. Seconds later I hear, “Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?” as she realizes she’s shut herself in her room.
See, Evvie frequently shuts us out — of her room, of our room, our bathroom, the downstairs bath and so on. Fortunately, we’ve only had two tiny instances of fingers caught in the door during her attempts to hide and they were healed quickly by the power of Mom’s “Boo Boo Kiss.” They could have been much worse with how much of a wild one she tends to be.
As a Pinterest-loving Mama, I’ve seen Latchy Catchy door-catchers before and thought, “I’ll make my own!” But let’s be honest, how often do we REALLY make the DIY projects we pin? (If you’re a Pinterest DIY Pro, please, share not only your crafts but also how the heck you make time to create everything you find!)
After a recent visit to my sister-in-law’s house where she had two already cute little chevron stoppers stationed on the doors of her nursery (guys, she’s an even GREATER planner than I), I was reminded of just how useful door-catchers are with kiddos. These little cloth bands can prevent injury and allow Mom and Dad to sneak away quietly after the little goes to sleep. Or, do you have pets that shut themselves in a room frequently? Let’s just end this madness!
I bit the bullet and purchased this darling little door-catcher I once found on Pinterest long, long ago and I’m urging you to consider doing the same. The catchers come in a range of patterns and colors, and you can bulk your order for homes where multiples may be needed — in fact, a set of THREE is only $25.95 and right NOW they’re offering a FREESHIP code for orders over $39!
If you pick one (or five) up, let me know what you think! You can thank me later (and thank Sarah for motivating me to just buy it this time). 😉
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