On a youtube video my wife and I saw this toy with thousands of ball bearings sandwiched between two panes of plastic. We both thought it was cool and she particularly wanted one. Well, I looked around and found it was a desk toy from 1966 called Atomix and didn't exist anymore. So, the answer is obviously to make one.
The kids have a little set of ramps that special cars fall down. I think it is pretty cool but they aren't that interested. Apparently it is too small and fast for them to follow. That means a bigger, slower version is needed!
Step #? in baby proofing the house, the great baby wall. The living room is our safe zone and the kitchen by nature is not. There is a big 11ft opening that connects the two and since we wanted to separate them we needed something that the kids couldn't knock over that spanned that big distance. I didn't think anything on the market would works so I made a fence to keep them out.
Need a changing table for the kids but no one makes it! By no one making it I mean that there isn't anything worth buying on the market even at high prices. A changing table by definition involves dirty clothes and poopy diapers which need to be deposited somewhere but apparently it is too difficult to incorporate into the furniture made just for this task. End result, I have to make it.
We wanted some learning towers for the kids to use in the kitchen so they could reach things on the counters and help in the kitchen. These are easy to find so it seems like a good candidate for something I can just buy instead of building but space is at a premium in our kitchen and that changes the equation a little. Specifically, if I made the towers light and just the right size then they could slide under the triplet table between the seats when not in use.