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.
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!