I’m due to have baby number 2 very soon and to celebrate that I thought I’d share a few posts on preparing for a baby. Today I share how to organise a baby change table. With one little Possum, who is almost 3 years old, I can look back on things I did well (or not so well) and share my approach based on personal experience.
One well loved area of any nursery is the baby change table. It is so often used throughout the day (and night) that it must be an organised space for things to run as smoothly as they possibly can. Of course we don’t want to add any more stress to already tired parents.
Here I share with you how to organise a baby change table so it’s simple and will make nappy changing time fast and easy.
How to organise a baby changing station
I’m absolutely no expert but I do feel that my baby changing station worked really well first time around. I had everything I needed at easy reach and it completely catered to my own individual child.
Possum has always been a wriggle worm when it comes to nappy changes and so I had my top draw arranged to accommodate that. You might laugh, I know it isn’t exactly pretty or what you might find on Pinterest, but it really did work for my own child.
Catering to your little one
In the top draw, on the right hand side, had all the important changing essentials, such as Baby Love nappies, wipes, baby moisturiser, nappy rash cream, nappy bags and hand sanitiser. It was all these ready for me to grab and with my preferred hand.
The left hand side of the top draw was my trick to keeping my wriggly baby still. As you can see it is absolutely full of various baby safe objects that proved interesting to Possum and distracted her from what I was doing. The large number of objects available for me to choose from meant there was no chance for Possum to get bored and want to get away. Clean socks, cardboard tubes, toy cars, random baby shoe, small board book and other bits and pieces that would give me the 2 minutes needed to keep her still and once again ready for play.
What I also like about this approach to organising your baby change table is that it can also be quite a great learning experience for your little one as they explore each of the objects offered to them. Textures, colours and size varied so much between objects that it was perfect for maintaining interested and learning all while a nappy change was happening.
What tips do you have for organising a baby change table?