With having a baby comes a lot of doo-dees, literally. It’s likely that the least favorite tasks of being a first time parent (or second or third), is diaper changing time but someone’s gotta doo it! Since it comes with the territory, make it easy on yourself. Here are four simply ways to make diaper changing quick, organized, AND fashionable!
The first one on the list includes little DIY for your diapers. You may be tempted to purchase the matching diaper stacker that coordinates perfectly with your new crib bedding but where in the world do you put it? I don’t know about you, but this is what I did: The dresser for my first nursery happened to be a re-purposed dresser from the master bedroom with the addition of a changing station on top. I needed somewhere to stash diapers, so I quickly came up with this easy solution to hang that infamous stacker. Here is what you’ll need:
1. Peg Coat Rack (4-5 Pegs) – I picked up an unfinished one at Home Depot, just about any type of wall mountable peg rack can be used.
2. Spray paint
3. Wood Screws or the mounting hardware that comes with your peg rack
I first measured the depth of my dresser, the peg rail was the perfect length, so no trimming was necessary. My dresser was white so I spray painted my unfinished peg rail to match. Next, I pre-drilled holes to attach the rail to the dresser. Then I mounted the peg rail with wood screws to the side. Finally I tied the diaper stacker to the pegs and voila! The perfect locale to stash the stack of diapers. Even better, this little project serves double “doo-dee”. Done with diapers? Now you have a great place to hang a hat, backpack, or towel!
“Number two” on the list…no really, #2 is a cute little lime green oval tin I found at Target to corral a handful of diapers, hand sanitizer, and booty cream in a more decorative way.
Number 3 & 4 on the list are both equally adorable and functional. I happen to own the cocoa diaper caddy from JJ Cole and I love it! These diaper caddies add an awesome extension to your diaper changing station anywhere in your home when you need to take care of business – especially when you have more than one in diapers.
3. Diapers and Wipes Caddy by – JJ Cole 4. Bin-Go Soft Diaper Caddy by – Skip Hop
Whether you are a nesting newbie or an old potty pro, attending to your baby’s bum can consume a big portion of your day. So avoid those doo-doo disaters by stocking up and getting organized!
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I am in love with the JJ Cole Diaper Caddy in your photo. I want one exactly like that. It would go perfectly with my nursery.
You are so right about diaper changing being a task we do because someone’s gotta do it! And yeah, since it is a least favorite task, indeed, the best we can do is get beautiful and fashionable diaper changing implements.
This is a great DIY, thank you so much! My wife will be so impressed. :)
The changing top is from Pottery Barn Kids. It is a seperate piece that just attaches with screws to the back of an existing dresser (:
Diaper caddies are essential when you have a new baby, especially if the nursery is on a different floor from where you spend most of your daytime hours. Great to be able to easily move it where you need it!
Question, where did you get the brown frame for the changing pad that it sits in? We have a dresser like yours but right now the changing pad just sits on top and it seems dangerous. I love what you did.