This post is sponsored by Sposie but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
If asked what is my absolute must have for a baby- it’s a diaper changing station. I had one with my oldest and definitely have one now with my youngest. Although, yes you can change a baby anywhere and many times we do, my favorite place is still her changing station. Not only does it help me and anyone else know where her belongings are, she has learned what her changing station is for.
Diaper Changing Station Must Haves
I loved being able to personalize her changing station. But even though there are cute touches to make it special to Lia, there are also a few must haves I believe should be standard for all changing stations.
I found the perfect sized basket to fit all my diaper changing basics. The basket just helps keep everything organized and in one place without just having stuff laying around.
You might be thinking well duh…but I mean still you should have diapers- and that means more than one. You have no idea how many times daddy has changed a middle of the night diaper that turned into him using 2-3 diapers to finish the change. Have plenty within hands reach. I recommend at least 10 in there and keep refilling it.
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4.Changing Pad & Cover
You want a soft surface to change your baby along with a cover and a spare cover just in case it’s needed. Don’t forget to check the measurements for these! For your child’s safety check the regulations and procedures to safely secure the changing pad to your changing station.
5. Diaper rash creams & lotions
We keep our diaper rash essentials at hand as well. We make sure to have a cream and an ointment just in case its a severe one. Along with those our baby lotion is there perfect for post bath-time.
We live by hand sanitizer. One at the changing table and one on our diaper bag. Making your way to wash your hands after can get interrupted with little ones. Keeping a hand sanitizer at hand makes sure you kill those bacteria right away.
Our diaper changing station continues to be in full-use even at Lia’s 21 months of age and will continue to do so until she is out of diapers. You better believe our next kids will also have a super fun and well equipped changing station too! Share what your diaper changing must haves are below!