With your newborn, there is no way that you can escape dirty diapers. However, you can at least make the diaper duty easier with the right setup and supplies. Here’s the checklist of what you need to make your changing station safe, functional, and also baby-friendly. Diaper changing time is a great opportunity to bond with your baby. Make the most of this one-on-one time.
1. Changing table
Prevents back strain, has a strap for safety, and stores your supplies. Drawers and shelves allow you to keep all the necessary items within arm’s reach so you’re never tempted to leave your baby unattended.
2. Changing pad for table
The changing pad is essential to your changing station. It cushions your baby during diaper changes. In addition to that, it also helps to keep your wriggly baby somewhat in place while you change them.
Obviously. If you’re using disposables, take them out of the packaging and stack them neatly so that it comes handy when you need it.
4. Baby wipes
You will need this a lot. So, it is recommended that you purchase in bulks and always have them arm’s reach at the changing station. Choose the unscented ones which is less irritation to your baby.
5. Diaper rash cream
Creates a moisture barrier to help prevent diaper rash.
6. Burp cloths
Newborn babies tend to spit up, especially when they are lying down. Be prepared to wipe up messes from both ends!
7. Baby soothers
Have some toys and pacifiers ready. So that when baby gets fussy, you are ready to entertain or calm them with ease.
8. Hand sanitizer
Keep your hands germ-free before and after changing.