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June 14, 2009

Eye spy ... my perfect invention

I am playing along with Cindy's Eye Spy meme each Sunday. This week Cindy has asked us to spy our perfect invention.

Easy! As they say, necessity is the mother of invention ... or more accurately, invention is the necessity of mothering.

Meet the perfect invention. The multi-linen-layered cot: mattress protector, sheet; mattress protector, sheet; mattress protector, sheet. Bedding ready to be peeled back and whipped off at a moment's notice. Perfect when there's a barf-o-rama in progress.

Thank you to Cindy for hosting Eye Spy and for the fun theme. To discover more blogs, head over here.


  1. Ingenious! I definitely have to share that one with my sister next time theres an outbreak at her house.

  2. We do that at our house too! And still we have ended up with Moo sleeping on a quilt on the sofa because of serious barforama..... *sigh* The joys of motherhood ; )
    (It also works well for leaking nappies and other toddler messes too - pure genius!)

  3. What an organised mother you are! I love the idea.

  4. We do that too. I love it. I can do it all with my eyes closed in the middle of the night

  5. Best Idea I've seen in a while :)

    Might have to start doing it myself ;)

  6. Oh, what a good idea. I wish we'd thought of that before last weekend.

  7. Having had a fortnight of gastro in the household, this is just the sort of invention I need. Put me down for two please!


  8. Love it!

    Cohen's matress has a plastic top with sheets on that... hmmm... wonder if they do matress protectors for cots... then I can get layering...


  9. That's a great invention!

    A friend's child still wets the bed nearly every night, so she makes up the bed with layers - waterproof sheet, cotton sheet, waterproof sheet, cotton sheet ... then when the child wets the bed all she has to do is whip off the top sheet and waterproof sheet, and child can go straight back to bed after changing PJs.

    (I still think pull-ups are a better invention in this case, but so much more expensive of course)

  10. Hope you guys are on the mend and no need fo this invention for a while

  11. Cunning! Perfect for when the Bug comes home from being poisoned _again_ by his paternal grandparents and a barfarama is on the cards!


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