Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Diaper Changing Mats
Another nice, bright pile of flannel material! Actually they are all new TEJA Kids creations! I had gotten a request from MeshedDesigns (in Buffalo, MN) to create some diaper changing mats. And here is what I came up with.
These circular mats are approximately 27" across. The backside and the outer top ring are made of the same fun printed flannel. The middle layer (what you see in the center of the ring) is a coordinating solid or marbled flannel.
I have stitched two lines of stitching at 1/3 and 2/3's across the circle. This creates smaller 'pockets' in the ring. They are the perfect size for storing a few diapers and a travel wipes box.
After having 4 kids and numerous daycare babies, I have learned that you need to keep a baby occupied when changing them! I have added on two toy straps to the mat. Simply attach a little toy to the strap (the strap velcros onto itself) and baby can play while you are changing him!
Then it all folds up to a 10"x10" square. There is a ribbon at one edge that you can wrap around the changing mat to tie it closed. The mat then will fit into your diaper bag. Or you can just toss it into the stroller or car to take with on trips.
This mat can also be used as a little play mat. Turn it over and baby can lay or roll over on the colorful flannel. It is perfect for when you go visiting friends and you don't want your baby laying on dirty carpet!