I’ve mentioned in recent posts about how we have been dealing with a lot of illnesses this winter. Most of these illnesses have been respiratory in nature as opposed to gastro intestinal. This morning, Luke, one of the twins, awakened yet again with a runny nose that only quit when he laid flat on his back for his naps and at bed time tonight. His nose literally ran non stop today. I don’t like wiping his nose with tissue because it just quickly ends up making his little nose sore. And of course we would go through a ton of tissue- which isn’t very cost effective. I usually use one of our cloth table napkin to wipe his nose. The problem with this is that I can never keep track of the napkin.
Here enters my minimalist, money saving, hankie hack: The Snot Cape
I safety pinned a cloth napkin to the back of Luke’s shirt. At first he was NOT impressed. But when I told him it was his super hero cape, he was totally on board. All day Luke’s nose ran like a faucet and we never once misplaced his snot cape. It was a beautiful thing!
*as I was thinking about the invention of the Snot Cape, I remembered these capes that I saw on Pinterest. They would be a great idea because the fabric of the t-shirt would be ultra soft on your child’s sensitive skin. The only downside is that you would need a few of them so you could have a fresh cape each day. It’s such a good idea though that I might sacrifice some t-shirts to do it.
Update: I did in fact end up making the T-shirt cape. It works great!! I think what I will do is just wash the cape by hand each night and let it air dry. That way I don’t have to sacrifice more shirts.