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Is This Diaper Bag Hack 'Genius?' You Decide

ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Apr 2017
teal container of baby wipes
Photo: iStock

We all want to be a Pinterest project parent. But life with a newborn probably means more pinning than doing. That’s why thousands of parents are so impressed with a simple diaper bag hack that doesn’t require much more than a $1 headband.

Elizabeth Rasco, a children’s artist who does props, murals and face painting, took a break from sharing artwork to showcase a different kind of creation.

“So I have to share this really cool diaper bag hack I accidentally discovered,” she writes on Facebook. “I know it’s not face-painting related, but I’m pretty sure I have a few moms following that could use this.”

In a few photos, she lays out her design.

Essentially, she uses an elastic headband to secure a regular size bag of baby wipes to the inside lid of a wipe tub. That way, the wipes are still easily accessible, but the tub becomes an organized caddy for diapers, a changing table cover and a change of clothes.

Admittedly, we were skeptical at first. Is securing wipes with an elastic really ‘genius’ enough to warrant this viral attention? But then we pictured ourselves rumaging through a diaper bag to find fresh diapers and that backup onesie, realizing this parenting hack keeps everything together, stacked in the order you need it. And then we took a look at the comments.

(Well, we looked at some. There are hundreds.)

“Oh my God, how did we not come up with this? Thank you. Sharing.”

“Did this and love it. Perfect for a long walk with no bulky bag.”

“This would be good to keep in your car for emergencies.”

But most of the comments are people tagging their friends. The final photo has over 1,000 shares and 4,000 likes.

Will Rasco’s invention land her an appearance on Shark Tank? Probably not. But it’s a quick, creative solution that parents can replicate to make their lives a little easier. That’s a win in our book.

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