Thinking outside of the box is a tool every parent needs.
Creativity comes easy to David Pike, who’s used to tackling tricky jobs. The professional mechanic runs MotorCity Mechanic, a YouTube channel specializing in automotive repair videos. Plus, he’s a father to four girls!
When David and his wife, Denise, welcomed twins Emily Rose and Amy Jane into the world in 2018, they found themselves in desperate need of a diaper changing station. Denise wanted to buy one, but her husband had a better idea.
With cars and tools constantly running through his head, David pictured the perfect station for his daughters: a mechanic’s tool cart! And while Denise wasn’t sure about the project at first, she changed her tune as soon as she saw the result.
After purchasing the cart at Home Depot, David added his own clever touches, including LED lights for midnight changings and wire baskets at the bottom to ensure they always had a healthy supply of diapers.
David also kept his girls’ safety in mind when he attached foam pipe insulation around the top edges. And with the addition of a handy side shelf, wipes were always right where he needed them. As for the drawers, they turned into the perfect spot to store extra clothes and supplies.
But what will he do with it when his girls outgrow diapers, you ask? For this mechanic dad, the answer is simple.
“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,” David wrote.
David called this “the most practical and functional changing station on the planet,” and we certainly can’t disagree! What a great idea for moms and dads who enjoy repurposing projects.
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