A good survival strategy when you have your first baby is having essentials (a fresh diaper, wipes, pacifier, burp cloth, etc.) always close at hand. Some people keep them all in one place so every caregiver knows where to find them and some people have multiples around the house that can be grabbed at a moment's notice. Maybe crib pockets is another strategy - have you used them?
We've written about the Thilde pocket (first photo) before but with toddlers in mind as a place for them to stow away a few items they might want to use in their cribs. But now we're looking at it again for tucking away a few things for parents to have handy. [Update to the original post: it's no longer for sale at Craftsbury Kids, but you can find a list of retailers here.]
We also spotted the crib pockets in the second photo in a broader post about bed pockets on AT Chicago. We haven't seen this type of crib pocket for sale (have you?), but agree that it looks useful as a space saving idea in smaller nurseries or for parents who share a bedroom with their baby.
Finally, we wanted to see if there were any tutorials out there in case you were interested in making your own. We found the one above (third photo) made by the author of a blog called Sweet Peas. It's no longer being updated but the tutorial is still available.
What about you - have you found a crib pocket useful?