Re-Purpose your Baby Bathtub!
As a Mother, what do we do with all of our baby’s toys, clothes and essentials when they have outgrown them? We find ourselves donating, throwing away or taking items to the second-hand stores for resale. Wouldn’t you love to repurpose something for yourself?
Don’t throw out the baby bathtub! This can be repurposed into your own at home pedicure spa! We all deserve a break and its difficult to get away in the first 2 years. It can be so frustrating looking at your toes thinking I wish I could get in for a pedicure.
If you still aren’t sure about the mama pedicure station, you can find 3 ways to repurpose the bathtub for your toddler at the end.
In the last 6 months I have tried tons of feet products, struggled with pedicures in my bathtub and it wasn’t until last week while with a good friend and fellow mother she told me of her repurposed baby bathtub. You can use the tub as your pedicure spa in the bathtub and drain, rinse re-hang in one convenient area.
What you will need for an at home pedicure;
Nail Polish Remover – We all have our favorite Nail Polish remover. Mine happens to be Cutex Nail Strengthening, its colored purple. It can be found at most stores at a very reasonable price.
Foot Soak – You could use a simple tablespoon of Epsom Salt for this or if you have any essential oils I will add Lavender, Peppermint or Tea Tree Oil to the Epson Salt soak. If you like something easy, one I have tried and found to be heavenly is this Tea Tree Oil Soak.
Foot Scrub / Callus Remover – Here are 2 that I cannot live without. I trade off between both of these and they were the best purchase ever. I am constantly scrubbing my feet and fighting calluses from the shoes I wear. Utilizing both of the below I haven’t had a need to soak with callus remover only a foot peel every 3-6 months.
Colossal Pedicure Foot File – I have tried hundreds throughout the years and this is by far one that offers the best value and results.Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel, Lavender Scented, 2.4 Fl. Oz.
Nail Polish – If you happen to love pink, I receive compliments on this color weekly. Its my go-to polish and I always have it in my car with me.
Nail Polish Corrector – This is always my lifesaver when I am trying to do my own nails. I go through them frequently so using the OPI Refillable Nail Corrector has been essential.
Nail Polish Top Coat – I never have time to let my feet completely dry however the top coat has helped me when I am chasing my toddler and stub my toe on something.
A few things that have helped along the way for severely callused feet – (Pregnancy didn’t help!)
Here are three additional ways to repurpose your baby’s tub for their use as they get older;
- Outdoor Play – Toddlers love the water. You can find outdoor water play tables online that are expensive for only being used a few months. Using their bathtub on the ground or placing it on a table they can stand at offers the same type of excitement. Water bottles with holes in the bottom provide pouring and waterfall effects. Our son still loves to bring his plastic cars and drive them through the water.
- Play Bed for Toy Babies – Every growing girl loves her babies. You can take pillows and blankets from their bed and create a sleeping cradle for their little one.
- Dish Washing Station – Our son loves to pretend to vacuum and clean around the house. He also has a play kitchen and somehow the dishes end up in the actual kitchen sink. Imagine the skills they can learn for future use if you give them a pretend bottle of soap and water or take it outdoors for water play.
There are so many ways to repurpose your baby essentials. What are some of the best ways you’ve learned to repurpose infant and baby gear?