DIY – How to build a Children’s Bookshelf Manger

This post was originally shared by Nick on The Sawdust Maker.
See my other post on Bookshelves and Nursery Design ideas for more ideas.

As a parent, there are several times that I find myself dumbfounded by messes.  For instance… nobody is going to tell you that there will be lots and lots of books.  You can count on your child receiving books as birthday presents, from their doctor/dentist, from school, ETC! And before you know it, the books begin to propagate… having little baby books of their own. And then you are buried alive. In books.

Such was the case for us. The books were getting out of hand; and yet the girls loved to read… which is a good problem, right?  Insert super organized mommy and VOILA, solution!

Beth asked If there was a way that I could make a bookshelf easily allowing the girls to have access to them, both to get and put AWAY. She had found this inspiration on Pinterest, but didn’t love the $150 pricetag. So we decided to build it together!

Children's Book Manger { The Sawdust Maker }

I got to it and started going to town on the drawing board. This is what I came up with.

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Diaper Pail – Which one is the best?

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Diaper Pail Line Up (from left to right): Safety 1st Simple Step, Diaper Dekor Plus, Diaper Genie Elite, Diaper Genie Essentials, Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail, Diaper Champ Credit: BabyGearLab Staff

One thing that every new parent quickly becomes familiar with is changing diapers. Which of course leads naturally to the question, “where do I put this poopy-diaper?”

Pleasantly, until your little newborn pooper starts eating solid foods (typically at 4-6 months age), the stink-factor remains relatively mild. But, a new dawn arrives when junior starts eating solids and suddenly what was a mild smell issue at the diaper changing table becomes a full-on stink-a-torium.

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Ultimate Baby Registry Shopping Checklist – Amazon Baby Registry

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Shopping for a new baby, especially to a First Time Mom is OVERWHELMING! There is SO much information available everywhere that it is hard to discern what good advice is and what is not. Here’s an Ultimate Shopping Checklist with a description of why each item is needed and whether it was useful for me or not. This list has been compiled from various sources given below, and I can confidently say that this is the Ultimate Baby Shopping Checklist – It’s here!

If you are just getting started with your Baby Registry and need some great tips on how to register and where and what to keep in mind where registering, see this post! Baby Registry: Do I Need One? And Helpful Tips to Create One


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Ultimate Baby Registry Shopping Checklist – Quick One-page Printable Cheat Sheet

Shopping for a new baby, especially for a First Time Mom is OVERWHELMING! There is SO much information available everywhere that it is hard to discern what good advice is and what is not. Here’s an Ultimate Shopping Checklist with a description of why each item is needed and whether it was useful for me or not. This list has been compiled from various sources given below, and I can confidently say that this is the Ultimate Baby Shopping Checklist – It’s here!

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If you are just getting started with your Baby Registry and need some great tips on how to register and where and what to keep in mind where registering, see this post! Baby Registry: Do I Need One? And Helpful Tips to Create One

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