The baby changing station is something you want to put some thought into when preparing for baby. It’s helpful to have everything you need in one place, especially in those early days. There are certain changing station essentials that I recommend keeping together.
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Obviously, having a full stock of diapers in your changing station is a must. Whether you’re going with cloth or disposable, organizing them in baskets, drawer dividers or in a rolling cart will keep everything tidy.
Wipes are the second most important item to have on hand in your changing station. I like to keep a large stock, because we seem to go through them pretty quickly!
#3 Rash Cream
Always keep rash cream on hand, because chances are you’ll need it eventually. I have tried them ALL and I absolutely swear by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste.
#4 Baby Bum Brush
I thought this was a ridiculous item, until I learned how thick and impossible to remove rash cream is. Let’s just say there’s a reason it has almost 5,000 5-star reviews. Grab this and thank me later.
#5 Nose Frida
The Nose Frida is the BEST mucus suctioning tool out there. It’s much better than the traditional ones.
Defintely keep this on hand in your changing station, because you’ll want to use it frequently if your little one is stuffed up.
#6 Saline Spray
Use this alongside the Nose Frida. I prefer Little Remedies, because it’s a more natural choice.
After I bathed my little ones, they went right to their changing station where I lathered them up with my favorite lotion.
If you’re little one takes a pacifier, it will be convenient to keep these nearby, especially if your baby needs to be soothed.
I’ve seen people store these in little jars and I think that’s a cute and practical idea!
#9 Changing pad and cover
A changing pad is pretty essential to cushion your baby on a hard surface. You can buy waterproof ones, but defintely grab a cover too. You’ll defintely need to take it off and wash it often.
#10 Diaper Caddy
I mention a diaper caddy, because it’s so helpful to have it packed and ready to move around the house as needed. I basically use it as a mobile changing station when I don’t feel like going upstairs to the nursery.
#11 Storage system
You’ll want some type of storage system, which will be dependent on what type of changing table you have.
If you’re using a dresser, you may want to consider drawer dividers for all your changing station essentials.
If you’re using a traditional changing table with shelves underneath, baskets may be what you’ll want to use.
I also swear by my rolling cart, which I use to store extra diapers, wipes, lotions and more.
#12 Diaper pail or bags
You’ll want a place to dispose of the dirty diaper. There are specific diaper pails that keep the odor in better than others. One tip is to get one that doesn’t require special bags, to cut down on cost. I prefer this one.
#13 Toys or teethers
Sometimes babies get a bit fussy when they’re getting their diapers changed. I like to have little rattles or teethers in my changing station to distract them.
Sophie is my favorite!
#14 Punkin butt
Punkin Butt Teething Oil is my favorite product for when my babies are teething, but whatever you choose to use, storing it in your changing station will be very convenient.
#15 Hand sanitizer
Obviously, always great to have on hand. Be sure to keep this in a place away from baby’s reach though. I prefer a more natural sanitizer as well.
Those are my personal changing station essentials! What are your essentials to keep on hand?
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