A car loving father is praised for his inventive solution: making a changing station for his baby with the help of a mechanical cart.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based father David Pike, 45, shared the now viral image with Facebook last year, but with around 20,000 comments it still seems to be circulating.
The photo shows how he transformed a steel device with four Husky drawers and made it baby-proof for his then three-week-old twin girls to turn it into a safe and functional changing station, equipped with everything from diapers to stuffed animals.
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In his Facebook post, David – who has four daughters and has been a mechanic for the past 25 years – wrote that his wife Denise & # 39; had finally admitted & # 39; and let him go to select baby furniture.
So he led him directly to his local home depot and snarled the Husky Tool cart – a far cry from the white wooden tables with squishy changing mats that are commonly thought of for newborns.
The original: The Husky & # 39; 33 in 4-Drawer Mechanics Cart & David brought back $ 208 – but at least it can be used again in the future
David, who runs several popular social media channels called MotorCity Mechanic, revealed that he bought the piece for around $ 200 and added some insulation to the edges to make it safe.
Underneath he placed metal baskets to store things like spare diapers and wipes.
A comfortable mat for changing the tot – which the family already owned – was added to the highest level, and the & # 39; extendable side table & # 39; came in handy to place the baby lotion and toys for easy access.
In a genius he also added LED lighting & # 39; for those late night changes & # 39 ;.
& # 39; [Now] you have the most practical and functional change station in the world! And when everything is ready, it goes to the garage to use it again, & he shared.
Many mothers were apparently impressed when they weighed in the comments section.
Look at all that space: the four drawers provided optimum space for storing the twins' clothing
Useful! The extendable side table, right, made for room for wipes and lotion, left, once covered with safety foam
Storage: His clever invention used wire baskets for extra space for things such as diapers at the bottom of the cart
& # 39; Very cute and practical too! Much cheaper than wooden furniture, & praised.
& # 39; I can see where that would be a great commode that will grow with that little fellow & # 39 ;, another said.
& # 39; That's great, you have to patent it, & # 39; someone else advised, while a mother from the Midwest said: “This is absolutely amazing! Great work and great imagination! & # 39;
Others thought it was a great solution compared to how expensive baby-related wooden furniture is.
Some commentators also had ideas about what David could do with the tool later.
& # 39; It's a great idea that a little boy can use it for toys [later] and then as a man for his tools, & # 39; a woman added – clearly unaware that the depicted baby was a girl.
Parents: David and Denise are parents of four daughters in age ranging from one to 19
A man suggested to give it to his little ones when they buy their first car.
In a self-written piece for TheStir.com, David explained that Denise had come up with the idea.
& # 39; In the last few weeks that I started using it, my wife's thoughts have been about & # 39; that crazy idea & # 39; changed, & # 39; he wrote.
& # 39; She sees what I see and she gets it. I can't help but I think she also had a plan. "Let him find something he thinks is the best ever and that way he will be more than happy to change diapers!"
He concluded: & # 39; It all comes down to a compromise … between a wife and a husband.
& # 39; It doesn't hurt that it's still a cool idea! So never stay limited to what you have to buy or what is on the market; think outside the box and experiment. You just never know what you will create and what effect it will have. & # 39;
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