I know not everyone believe they need a changing table, but I’m not one of them. I like having a diaper changing station. It helps keep the mess and diaper smell out of the rest of the house. I’m never rushing around looking for the wipes or diapers. I don’t have to worry about a dirty diaper sitting in the kitchen trash. Plus the organization helps my OCD issue.
1. Changing table – My favorite table out there is the Pottery Barn’s Ultimate Changing Table. We purchased this changing table for Ellie and loved it. It held up so well that we’re using it for Zach too. Having 2 shelves rather than draws leaves me more space to store items and grab them while still leaving one had on baby. It comes in a few different colors and it’s currently on sale!
2. Wipe container – We did have a wipe warmer with Ellie, but honestly I found it too much work. This hand little container keeps the wipes tucked away and moist without having to use a plug.
3. Diaper pail – So incredibly important. Don’t buy one that requires special bags. You’ll never have those bags when you need them. My 1st choice The Ubbi diaper pail.
powder-coated steel diaper pail utilizes its intricate design to achieve maximum odor control and allows parents to use any standard trash bag or reusable bag
It’s steel so I don’t need to worry about it cracking and it helps control the smell. They’re super easy to use, no wrestling with the dang thing to get the bag out, comes in a ton of colors and they are so cute!! Another tip, keep extra trash bags at the bottom of the pail. Just in case!
4. Cleaning supplies – Disinfectant, cleaning cloths, and possibly a little air freshener. It’s a changing table, yes it gets dirty. You should wipe it down a few times a week.
5. Baking soda – This is for the diaper pail. Arm and Hammer makes the perfect little disks to toss in the pail, but I’ve been known to sprinkle a little in the trash bag to help with the smell.
6. Changing pad– Cover and back up covers too. These can be purchased at any baby store or target. I’m not picky about this, it’s just nice to have one. Have back up covers near and handy. It’s always the middle of the night when you need them.
7. Hand Sanitizer – OF COURSE you should wash your hands after changing a diaper, but you’re not going to leave baby lying there on the table while you go wash your hands. Have a bottle there ready will help keep that gross bacteria off your hands and away from baby.
8. Diaper Rash Cream – We all have our favorites. I use Aveeno and The Honest Company.
9. A Toy – Something to hand baby when they want to help with the diaper changing process. Hopefully this will distract them long enough for you to get that diaper changed.
10. BACK UP DIAPERS – Always have a supply of diapers. Oh boy did I learn this with the first child. There is nothing worse than trying to change a diaper in the middle of the night and realizing that you have no diapers. This time I promised myself that I wouldn’t let that happen. We use The Honest Company diapers which deliver a month supply every month! Did I mention they’re crazy cute too? LOVE them! The cost is same as if you were purchasing them in the store.