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When it comes to changing tables, it seems like moms either always use them, or never use them. There is little grey area in between! I have personally loved my children’s changing table, and have changed countless diapers on it.
My daughter, now 6, is long past the days of her changing table, but I still use it daily with my 18 month old son. Over the many years I have been using their changing table, I have mastered how to organize a changing table, and want to share a few tips with you!
How to Organize a Changing Table
Keep a Good Stock of Diapers and Wipes
Diapers and wipes are pretty much the two essentials of a changing table 🙂 I like to open a pack of diapers and place them inside a basket on the top shelf, for easy access. I also keep a backup pack of diapers readily available, because there is nothing worse than running out of diapers! I keep the wipes right next to the diapers, so I never have to walk away from the changing table when my son is on it.
As odd as it sounds to anyone who isn’t a mom, I have had quite a few conversations about diapers. Which ones don’t fit well, which ones leave rashes, which ones leak… diapers are kind of a big deal! The brand that most of my mom friends prefer is Huggies.
When my son was a newborn, I loved Huggies Little Snuggles. They fit well, I never had any problems with leaking, and they didn’t irritate my son’s delicate skin when he was a newborn.
I also loved Huggies Natural Care Wipes. For one, I am a fan of fewer, more natural ingredients in baby products. I also found Huggies wipes to be easier to grab and separate than any other brand I tried, which is super helpful when you’re changing a diaper on a wiggly baby!
Keep Creams and Lotions in a Basket
If you have a child that is prone to diaper rash, you may end up acquiring a variety of creams and lotions to combat it. That is what happened when my daughter was a baby. Her skin was just SO sensitive!
I picked up a few small baskets to store baby lotions and creams in, which fit perfectly under the changing table.
After a few years of diaper rashes, I ended up creating my own recipe for all natural diaper cream, which works on almost any type of rash that my children get.
Keep a Few Toys Nearby
As babies get a little older, they have a tendency to be less cooperative during diaper changes. I like to keep small toys and books on my son’s changing table that I can easily grab and give to him during diaper changes.
Where to Buy All your Baby Essentials
I like to buy my baby (and toddler) essentials at Babies “R” Us. When my oldest was a baby, I would buy my items on the Babies “R” Us website, which was convenient, since I lived a few hours from the closest store. Now that I moved to a big city, I shop in store, and am amazed at the selection! I also love finding local clearance items that I can pick up for my son.
Babies “R” Us has Huggies Natural Care Wipes and Huggies Little Snugglers available at their stores, nationwide. They also have professionals teaching these fantastic Baby’s Basics Classes Instore Events going on, where they teach new and expectant parents how to care for a baby during those first 6 months of life. The classes are hosted by local community partners. To find out of these classes are available to you, check with your local store.
Looking for more inspiration? Find other great baby ideas here!