On Sunday, Everett slept in until 9:30. Nine thirty! Don’t get me wrong, the kid’s always been a decent sleeper, but that’s unheard of even by his standards. I had to fight the urge to go in and make sure he was still breathing. As I laid and tried to relax while waiting for him to wake up (because as a mom I’m not longer programmed to sleep quite that long) I realized how quiet the house was…almost too quiet. And then I realized it – there were no slamming doors. With the girls gone at their grandparent’s house, there was no one to run in and out of my room asking when breakfast would be served or if I could turn on the tv or if I could get their clothes for the day, each time slamming the door behind them. And just moments before each slam I find myself helplessly begging, “Don’t slam that door!” I feel like it’s my weekend anthem.
So when Poise approached me to discuss yet another mom problem – light bladder leakage – and asked me to find a creative way to recycle my period pad, I just knew that there had to be a solution to two mom problems. Light bladder leakage is a problem that affects 1 in 3 women. Often caused by physical changes due to pregnancy and childbirth, light bladder leakage is most definitely a mom problem. Triggered by laughing, coughing, sneezing, or exercise, light bladder leakage can be an embarrassing problem for so many moms, especially during the summer months when shorts, skirts, and bikinis are part of the dress code. And because so many women don’t know any better, their using bulky period pads to combat their light bladder leakage instead of Poise. The new Poise Thin Shaped Pads are specifically designed to protect against light bladder leakage and give you the security you need this summer. Since Poise clearly has light bladder leakage covered, it was time to do something else with my period pad.
Which lead me to the question – “What if my kids couldn’t slam the door and wake up the baby?”. Suddenly I thought back to a fancy baby boutique I went to before Greenleigh was born and remembered seeing a fabric door bumper. At the time I didn’t know what you could possibly need one for, but now…well…now I understand. Since my sewing machine is currently out of commission, I decided to make this a quick and easy no sew project. No doubt I’ll have one on every door by the time the girls return!
You will need:
Period pads (any brand)
Step 1 - Cut two pieces of fabric to 5 inches wide and 4 inches long. I did this by measuring on one piece and then layering the pieces and cutting them at once. Then take one of your pieces of fabric and lay it with the pattered side up.
Step 2 - Cut a piece of your elastic to 4 inches long. Make a loop with your elastic and then hot glue it in the middle of one end of your fabric, approximately one quarter of an inch from the end. You should be gluing this to the patterned side of your fabric, not the back of the fabric.
Step 3 - Once the hot glue is dry, glue three sides of the fabric. Place the second piece of fabric on top, patterned side down. Press down along the edges. You want the patterned sides to be in the middle and the back of the fabric facing out. Allow a few minutes to dry.
Step 5 - Cut the period pads down to size and then remove the adhesive strip from the back. Place your pieces of period pad into the fabric, laying them flat on top of one another. I ended up using 2 full pads in my door bumper, but each pad was cut in half.
Then place it on your door and enjoy the quiet in your house. And if you’re interested in trying Poise pads and lines for free (yes, FREE!) be sure to click here for your free sample!