Recently, it came to my attention that it was time to get Baby Girl a crib.
So I did what all Millennials do and went to — you guessed it — IKEA.
Stuff?! More stuff?! MEATBALLS?!?!?!
So, Hubs and I (and my parents, because IKEA is the Midwest-person equivalent of Disneyland) donned our game faces and trekked to the land of plenty.
I strapped Jolie onto my chest (because baby wearing rocks), and after winding through approximately 17.3 miles of lampshades, WE FOUND IT:
And next to it, the Robin to its Batman:
THE SNIGLAR CHANGING TABLE.
After reloading with some tasty Swedish meatballs (what makes them Swedish, exactly? Is it their heritage? Their nationality? Their way of life?), I realized – we don’t have a changing pad!
So, I searched.
And I searched.
And after 40 days and 40 nights, God spoke to me:
“Go home, child. There is no changing pad here.”
Amazon, here I come!
I ordered the Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad, thinking,
“Eh, it’ll fit. These things are all standard size, right?”
It was about 5 inches too long, and stuck off the edges.
After searching the internet (YAY, INTERNET!) I found this tutorial to cut the changing pad to the desired length.
Basically, I (with the help of my trusty and oh-sew knowledgeable mother) cut the side off, cut the cardboard and foam to the desired length, trimmed the outer fabric, and sewed the side back on.
After that, I went ahead and fitted on the same changing pad cover I also got from Amazon (this one), which still fits!
So, dear mommies and daddies, if you’re going to buy a changing table at IKEA, and you don’t want to use this awful inflatable changing pad they sell…
Just make your own. 🙂