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A diaper changing station is a vital resource when there’s a baby in the house.
Things can get messy fast, and you need a place to keep it all contained. It should be easy to wipe up and stocked with all the essentials to get your baby cleaned up and ready to go quickly.
What Makes a Dynamite Diaper Changing Station
The best diaper changing station is one that fits into your home and can hold all the diapers and other supplies you need to change your baby’s diapers 50+ times a day (Ok, maybe not exactly that many, but close to it!). Must-have items for a well stocked diaper changing area include:
- Extra Diapers
- Diaper Rash Cream
- Wash Clothes
- Wet Wipes
- Extra Clothes
- Soft Changing Pad With a Strap to Secure your Baby
- Covers for the Changing Pad
- A Diaper Disposal Can
- Toys to Distract Baby
In addition, you may find there are special things you or your baby may need to make diaper changing time easier. For example, if your baby uses a pacifier keep a few at the diaper changing station. If you use cloth diapers, you may need added space to store your diapers and covers.
As long as you have these basics you should be able to conquer any dirty diaper, no matter how messy, with ease.
5 Diaper Changing Station Ideas
If you’re not sure what kind of changing table will suit you best, here are 5 diaper changing station ideas that have it all to help you get inspired.
Traditional Diaper Changing Station
This classic changing table offers a large, safe space to change your baby, along with shelves to store supplies directly underneath. Adding baskets and other types of organizers makes it even more organized.
Wall Mounted Changing Area
If you have a small space to work with, a wall mounted changing table is a great choice. It’s the only one of these diaper changing station ideas that keeps all the diapering supplies within arms reach when you need them, but completely stored away when you don’t.
While it may look small, This changing table can be used up to 30 pounds, and it’s tested for 100, so you know it’s safe for your baby.
DIY Changing Stations
If you like DIY projects, there are loads of diaper changing station ideas available to help you create exactly what you’re looking for. Most involve turning a piece of furniture that’s about waist-high, like a dresser or table, into a changing station with the help of a changing table pad. The comfy changing pad is secured to the top of the piece, and the rest is up to you.
These DIY diaper changing tables can provide some of the most storage depending on the piece of furniture you choose. They also offer the most contemporary style and design options.
Corner Diaper Changing Stations
Corner diaper changing stations provide another space saving option. For some homes, this may be the only option. Because of their design they don’t offer a lot of storage, but if you’re resourceful you can still create the perfect changing area.
Folding Changing Station
A foldable changing table can be a nice option for your home, but it’s even better for somewhere like grandma’s where you don’t need a changing table every day. You’ll need a basket or bag to hold the wipes, extra diapers, etc. because this option can’t store your items when folded up. However, in most situations where you’d use this type of changing station, this isn’t an issue.
Armed with these diaper changing station ideas you’re ready to design your own space for managing all the dirty diapers your precious peanut will put forth. Good luck!
If you enjoyed this article read our other articles on other baby equipment:
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- Cloth Diapers vs Disposable Diapers
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