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Basic Baby Kit




A terry-cloth kit with baby's scissors, nail clippers, comb, and thermometer is a caretaker's lifesaver. The washable kit rolls up and fits neatly into small spaces, like the pocket of a diaper bag.

Fold a washcloth over, leaving a 1 1/2-inch edge on one side. (Wash new cloths before sewing to avoid future shrinkage.) To plot out the width of each channel, lay out the kit items on the folded washcloth. Sew up each channel to form compartments. Tuck the ends of two 8-inch-long ribbons into the seam before sewing up the last edge, so you can tie the kit once it is rolled up.

Martha Stewart Baby, Special Issue 2000



Reviews (5)

  • brittneelabatte 5 May, 2008

    i used this for when i go on va ca i put my bar soap tooth brush andd paste and shampoo and conditon er and i tied a lil clasp on side for my sponge

  • kwheeler 9 Apr, 2008

    I did this for my crafting tools I take to a scrapbooking parties. This is can be used many different ways.

  • lizkee 1 Apr, 2008

    I did something similar to this for my knitting needles--it was great!

  • retreatlady 30 Mar, 2008

    I think this could be adapted to adult personal care items when traveling.

  • anease123 26 Nov, 2007

    This is a great idea if you have more than one child to take care of, it saves a lot of time because you don't have the need to search for these items, they're just there for you when you need them.