Changing, itís a messy process. Diapers, wipes, changing pads, it can
get overwhelming. The key to easy changing is in well stocked
efficiently packed changing station. The trick is to out-smart Murphy
and with these three steps, you can plan an effective changing station.
With these three steps you can keep a proficient station running smoothly and changing time no hassle at all.
- Multiplicity. A beautiful
changing table with clever shelving, stylish trim, and modest appeal
will do you absolutely no good if it is upstairs and junior has a
serious drawerís disaster downstairs. If you have multiple floors, one
station per floor is ideal. Even with only one floor, having a small
changing kit handy in the powder room could make the difference.
Portable kits with folding changing pads are the best idea. These small
kits can be packed away with little to no visibility.
- Less is More. You donít
need a baby store to change a baby. Stick to the basics: diapers,
wipes, baby powder (if you use it), and a small toy. Thereís no need to
have the entire pack of twenty-eight diapers tableside; keep each item
stocked at each station, but the bulk packages should live in the
- Good Diaper Disposal.
Nothing is worse than a stinky diaper pail. This is one investment that
should be researched and thought through. Donít just buy any diaper
pail; find the one other momís recommend. These can come in discreet
designs so that second station near the family room does not stand out
like a sore thumb.