Changing the diaper of a newborn baby is part of the everyday life of a mother. It is particularly a challenging task because you need to go through this numerous times in a single day. This is enough reason to set up a baby changing station or a diaper changing station.
Diaper changing stations are functional. You can even stock essentials and put them in shelves or drawers. This will surely make your life easier. Changing station is the efficient way of ensuring that the baby is always clean and well groomed. If you haven’t set up the changing station yet, here are some guidelines that you can consider:
Select the right furniture
The first thing that you have to think about is the changing table. The table should be the right height for you. Make sure that you do not lean over when changing diapers. Leaning more can lead to back pain – you do not want that. Generally 36” is pretty comfortable for many.
If you cannot find the right height for you, you can consider a dresser. It comes in different height so you have plenty of options. How to convert it to a changing station? You only need to put a changing pad on top of the dresser. This is to make sure that your baby is comfortable when you are changing. Traditional changing stations only allow you to stand at the baby’s side while changing the diapers. If you consider a dresser, you stand where you are comfortable.
Choose changing table with enough storage
Your goal here is to make sure that there is a place for everything. When you are changing the baby, you want everything within arm’s reach because it is easy and convenient. Having this in mind, look for a table with enough storage. You need to store diapers, baby wipes, baby powder, and baby clothes. Do you want open shelves or closed drawers? At the end of the day, it will depend on your preference and where you are comfortable.
Restock the station before you run low
It is frustrating when you reach for a diaper and you suddenly realised you forgot to restock. Without diaper, you bring your baby with you to a nearby store. Forgetting to restock happens but to avoid the frustration, you need to check your supplies always. Make a mental note of the things that are running low so the next time you visit a store you can buy it.
These are some things that you need to consider when you are setting up the baby’s changing station.