Being a new mom is hard, or so I’ve been told. Therefore, I wanted to make the transition as easy as possible. What better way than to be prepared for anything? That is why I decided to create a diaper changing station for our downstairs living area.
Several seasoned moms said that having a downstairs diaper changing station is great, especially when you don’t have the time to run upstairs to grab the essentials! Not only did I want to be prepared for poopy diapers, but for on-demand feedings, as well. Luckily, my tutu (Hawaiian grandmother) gave me several plastic bins from her teaching days and I’ve been putting them to use!
Check out my downstairs diaper station and let me know what you think!
The contents of my diaper changing station:
- Obviously, diapers are #1 in my diaper caddy! It is currently stocked with newborn-sized Huggies.
- One package of Honest Co baby wipes. We have several brands of wipes in our stockpile and I chose to use these first since they were not in a bulk box.
- Target’s Up & Up Baby Powder (because it was large and cheap!).
- Large Purell Hand Sanitizer. I told my husband there is no excuse for visitors to not wash and sanitize their hands before holding our son! Also, I would like to sanitize my own hands after changing a wild diaper. I also chose Purell because it does keep hands from feeling dried out (versus Bath & Body Works).
- Desitin Diaper Rash Cream. Although this item might move to the medicine cabinet, it’s better safe than sorry. We also received two tubes of this from my baby registry (Check out my post on that HERE) .
- Baby nose sucker & nail clippers. These items seem to be necessary for grooming babies. Therefore, I decided to keep a pair of each both upstairs and downstairs.
- Two pacifiers. Although I am planning to breast-feed, I also will not deprive my child of a pacifier if they help calm him. However, these are items that my dogs have already tried grabbing out of the bin if they think I’m not looking!
- Burp cloths. These are useful in case Baby G needs to be fed or burped. Luckily, he will be able to eat wherever we are, so I wanted to be prepared!
- Swaddle. I’m sure this will be one of 100-million blankets to be skattered around the house!
- Theoretically, an extra onesie or two. I do not want to have to run upstairs if we have a diaper blow-out! Therefore, I plan on stuffing a onesie in the bin to have on hand.
I expect the diaper caddy to evolve.
I am a first-time mom. While I would like to be as prepared as possible, I also know it is important to go with the flow. Therefore, I expect my downstairs diaper station to change often – whether it’s because of usefulness, or because Baby G’s needs changing due to him growing.
As a new mom, we deserve to make our lives as easy as possible. So, what do you think? Do you plan on having a separate changing station for your living-room or downstairs? What would you change?
Thanks for reading! Until next time, Cherish.