A car-loving dad, David Pike, 44, has been praised for converting a tool cart into a changing station for his twin daughters. The father of four, who is from Detroit has changed the game completely with this incredible and innovative diaper changing table. It’s multi-purpose and budget-friendly too, assuming you’d need a tool cart someday (or already have a spare one).
After David had his second child, he was more than ready to call it quits with childbearing but his wife who had always wanted more children continued to persuade him. He eventually gave in but little did they know that they will be having not one, but two pairs of joy.
“Once we found out … the ball started rolling and the countdown began. Some items that we were going to need … crib… pack-n-play … stroller were simple enough. But a diaper changing table, I don’t remember us ever having before? After a lengthy “discussion” my wife reinforced we will be getting one. Being the smart husband I am, I fully agreed from that moment on,” .
So, why a toolbox diaper changing table?
After they found out they would be having twins, preparation began in earnest. While buying baby furniture for the twins, David was struck with a creative idea – Why buy an expensive changing table when I can make one for myself.
“So, I break down what is a changing table. Well, it’s something with drawers or shelves to hold cloths, diapers, wipers, etc. Okay … so, how many times will we be using this? Will it be another piece of baby furniture that we have to list on Craigslist or Facebook Market Place with the hopes to recoup pennies on the dollar? Well, I know the answer to that question and knew I could come up with something better,” he said .
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To do this, he bought a $200 Husky Tool Cart and set to work. He added some foam pipe insulation to make the edges safe and placed metal baskets underneath to store things like changing clothes, wipes, and diapers. At the top, he added a comfortable mat for changing the twins and an extendable side table to place baby lotion and toys. He also added LED lights for late-night changes. The result is a very practical and functional changing table.
David explained that his wife wasn’t on board initially with his decision to create a diaper changing table but was won over by his creativity.
“She sees what I see, and she gets it. I can’t help but think that she had a plan as well. “Let him find something that he thinks is the greatest thing ever and that way he will be more than happy to change diapers!” .
The best part is, David plans to repurpose the nappy station and turn it back into a tool cart after the twins are grown.
“After its job of helping to keep babies’ nether regions spick and span is complete … its new calling would be the garage to help out with making more videos and fixing more cars,” he wrote .
He urged everyone to think outside the box and experiment instead of being confined to what you have to buy or what’s on the market.
Unsurprisingly, the post has garnered a lot of likes, shares, and reactions with one person describing this genius creation as ‘absolutely amazing’ and another urging him to patent it.
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- OUTSIDE THE BOX Genius dad uses toolbox as a nappy changing station for his baby twins. The Sun. Hawken Lydia. https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/10036298/dad-makes-tool-box-nappy-changing-station/amp/. Accessed 29-01-2020.
- A Dad Defended Using a Tool Box as a Diaper Changing Station for His Twins and Now We Want One. 22 Words. Emily Puckering. https://twentytwowords.com/a-dad-defended-using-a-tool-box-as-a-diaper-changing-station-for-his-twins-and-now-we-want-one/. Accessed 29-01-2020.