Thursday, February 9, 2012

Toddler Tableware Storage

Just a quick one for today. In keeping with the "encouraging independence" theme (see: toddler lunch buffet and toddler snack bucket), I decided it really was time to do a little rearranging in the kitchen so Margaret has free access to her tableware.

It was previously stored in a high cabinet by the stove. I simply switched it to a drawer that was holding kitchen linens and moved the linens to the cabinet.

The drawer easily holds Margaret's plates, bowls, and utensils, as well as some sleeved bibs for spaghetti night and flannel washcloths for messy hands and faces.

The first day I made the change, Margaret was a little giddy with this newfound freedom and emptied the contents onto the kitchen table. She stacked, sorted, and rearranged the plates and bowls for a good 45 minutes. Then she laid them all out and placed a raisin onto each plate. Cute!

When she was finished, I was amazed to see her gather everything up and place it back in the drawer. It's been smooth sailing since then, happily.



  1. Hi Karissa,

    I was just reading some older posts and wondering where you got patterns for the different diapers you made yourself?


  2. Hey Hope,

    I used the Verybaby all-in-one pattern:

    From that page, you can find instructions to alter the pattern to be a pocket, fitted, cover, etc. The pattern was well worth the expense. Very straightforward and easy to use, and the diapers fit well and have held up wonderfully.

    Hope that helps!