Nursery Refrigerator on a Budget
When I thought about breastfeeding as a journey, I had inconveniently forgotten that there were going to be people handling my baby that weren't always going to have milk on hand to feed her.
[COULDA HAD A V8 SLAP HERE.]
These people include, but are not limited to: daycare providers, grandparents and other family members, friends who have agreed to babysit, and other caregivers—as needed. Really, the list was longer than I thought. I don't plan on being a mom trying to do "it all," and refusing to bathe, sleep, or whatever the case migh—neglecting personal hygiene. No, I can't actually afford to be that person because I have to work and I have two small businesses that require my attention, and three dogs...with a baby. So, there will have to be times I lean on others, and frequently.
So, what could I do for those who don't have on-demand milk at a 98.6 temperature? Get a deep freezer. But, have you seen how expensive they are?! I wasn't going to dig that deep into my pockets for something that might get used for one year, maybe two, and then become just another thing I have to move hither and thither. So I found a work around. I bought a mini fridge from a store called, "Dirt Cheap,' for $50 and converted it into a freezer for the nursery. I plan on putting it in her closet where I have placed bins for her clothing stored by age and growth. So take a look at the pictures, you’ll see my super sweet bins and fridge! IT WORKS! I froze a mini bowl of ice!