Monday, February 6, 2012

A Spin on Quiet Time Boxes

Here is our new spin on Quiet Time Boxes:

Quiet Time Bags!

My Quiet Time Boxes have been one of
the best things I have done to reduce some mommy stress!
Now everyday nap time is about 90% less stressful.
M. is motivated to go down and play with her daily box,
and she usually takes a nap every day too!

Some days, when we have a lot to do,
 I just pull out a few fun books,
she will read them and then take a nap.

Before we had Quiet Time Boxes, she would have NEVER done this!  Taking a nap used to be like pulling teeth!

So I am switching out my old boxes,
and doing some new themes.
{They should be ready by next week!!}

I found these great bags at our Dollar Store
Three large bags come in one box.
Pretty good deal.

So while I'm swapping out I will use these in the mean time.
But that got me thinking,
I could have done this all along,

I could have labeled each bag a day of the week,
And only bought one bin.
{Way more cost effective}
And dumped the bag into the bin each day...

So in the mean time,
until I change out my old boxes,
my pretty little Quiet Time Bags are hanging nicely in the closet.
I was way to much work to assemble them,
to not keep them intact...

If you want to make your own Quiet Time Boxes,
check out my original post about them.
Or more Quick Quiet Box ideas here.

Yay! I was featured at Delicate Construction!
Isn't it the cutest button?

Merci Beaucoup!


  1. Your Quiet Time Bags are a great idea! They would be wonderful for traveling, too! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Traveling With Kids Pinterest board at

  2. I have 3 yr old triplets that are transitioning out of naptime. I love your hanging quiet bags! That may be a great solution for us!

  3. Love this idea! When I used to rock the youngest to sleep every day I'd give his sister something "quiet" to do at the table by herself. This would have saved me having to go through the boxes of stuff I had to find something she hadn't done that week. Now that the little one no longer wants to nap, I might just have to do something like this for both of them. Bet it will keep him in his room better than just his toys!

  4. What a great idea. We do "busy bins" however I never thought to utilize them for nap. My little one is starting to transition out of napping and this may be my life saver :)

  5. Great idea!! Will have to share this with my daughters for their daughters. Thanks for the great idea!

  6. Love the boxes AND the bags. I mean, GENIUS! Really. I will for sure be copying you. :)

    I've just started a link party devoted to projects inspired by pinterest. I've you've got any, I'd love for you to link up!
    Very Pinteresting Party

  7. This is a great idea! My kids are all big, I guess I'll save this idea for the grandkids.

  8. what an awesome idea!

  9. What a great idea, love the boxes and the bags, a really good idea for that tricky stage around naps. Thanks for sharing.


  10. This is such a genius idea. I am in need every day of some down time also, I just don't usually get it from my 3 and 5 year olds. Thanks for the suggestions of what to put in them. I've got to get to work.

  11. What a awesome idea. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  12. This is such a great idea. I've been worrying about how my toddler is going to deal with the new babies nap times, and this would be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. What a clever idea! Thanks for linking this to Hey Mom, Look What I Did on Adventures In Mommy Land!

    Hope to see you again sometime!

  14. This is brilliant!
    I have been planning on doing something like this...but you have helped me see the vision! LOVE IT!
    Now it's time to put it together!

  15. Love this idea!! I invite you to share at our sharing party at Thank you!!

  16. What a great idea! I think i will make one for my hubby when i take him to Joanns. . .

  17. That's such a great storage solution! We have such a small house, and I had never thought of hanging bags in the closet like that.

  18. That's so creative. I really need to make some of those! Thanks for linking up with fun for Kids Friday. Hope you're having a good weekend!

  19. Fantastic! I've been meaning to set something like this up for a while, but you've motivated me to do it! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Alright, that's have completely convinced me to do this!!! I'd love it if you would share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. Would you please link up?

  21. What a wonderful idea!! I shared this with my Facebook readers here: - Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT week =-)

  22. I love this! Especially that the 'Quiet Box' can be taken anywhere to keep the kids amused, we do a lot of sitting in waiting rooms and having these prepacked would be a sanity saver. Thank you for the great ideas!

  23. Love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing saturday. Hope to see you again this week.


  24. Just stopping to let you know that this clever idea has been featured at Sharing Saturday this week. Hope you check it out and feel free to grab a featured button :)


  25. I am loving this idea! I definitely need to make these busy bags/boxes for my toddlers. I surely need that down time during the day to recharge myself while the little man is napping and the little miss is awake.


Thanks for your great comments!