The most used place in the baby’s nursery is the diaper changing station. I found the best way to make the most of the space in my little guy’s room is by using a pegboard for added storage. This allows everything I need to be within an arm’s reach without needing as much surface area.
We also opted to use a dresser for our diaper changing station instead of an additional changing table. This allows us to only need one piece of furniture instead of investing in another piece of furniture that will only be needed for a short period of time. I also appreciate having all the storage of the dresser drawers right there at the diaper changing station.
On our pegboard, I have baskets filled with cloth diapers, as well as a small basket for disposables, since we only cloth diaper part time. I also have a basket filled with diaper creams and lotion. Another container holds our nail clippers, hand sanitizer, and temporal thermometer. I keep a designated basket for hair care such as brush, hair detangling spray, and other hair accessories. I also keep a stain remover at the changing station so I can treat stains on my little guy’s clothes right away. Don’t forget to have a place to keep a few small toys or little books to make sure your little one has something to distract them while getting their diaper changed.
Since changing a toddler’s diaper is basically the equivalent of wrestling an alligator, it really helps to have everything I need at eye level and within an arm’s reach. It’s functional and convenient, and it looks great too!
Wendy is a mother of four who lives in central Illinois where she blogs at TheMessyMom.net.