Not just any noodle, a pool noodle! Well it might not have saved the whole day, but it does save some little fingers from getting pinched. Bacon Bit is crawling everywhere, he even learned how to climb steps the other day and now we're in trouble. He's gone in the blink of an eye and his favorite thing to play with right now is doors. I've been baby proofing everywhere, and needed to find a solution to his love with doors. The noodle came to the rescue. I had a noodle the kids weren't playing with out in the garage and I decided to give it a shot. It works awesome! I cut about a 5 inch section from the noodle. Then I cut a slit along the side to the middle. Insert it over the door and we have saved fingers! I did place this on the hinge side of the door, that way the door won't close as far, but you can put it on either side.
Oh and for those of you who don't have kids, don't pass up that pool noodle just yet! Do you hate when your doors slam shut from the breeze? The cool weather here in central MN has us keeping our windows open more often. But I was always trying to find things heavy enough to put in front of the doors to keep them open. And can you guess what would happen when I did find something? Yes the kids would decide they wanted to play with it! These are a perfect solution to keep the doors from slamming shut in your house. So watch for those pool noodles to go on the end of the season sale. Or scour the garage and see if you have one out there. Now sit back and enjoy that breeze!