When it comes to changing diapers, most of us can agree that it just plain sucks. While potty training is generally a nightmare, the endgame is worth it. NO MORE DIAPERS. I’ve had a kid in diapers for the past four and a half years, and I can’t wait to be done. But so far my two-year-old is still resisting anything potty-related.
Which brings me to diaper stations, the key to getting through your day with as little poop-related shenanigans as possible. Here’s our setup:
- Diaper Changing Table: I didn’t use one with my first son. We just put changing pads on a bed. This allowed him to escape easily. Big mistake. I love using a changing table and I’m glad I picked one up used at a thrift store for my second child.
- Diaper Disposal System: I keep ours in the closet now that my son can get it open. Once I caught him throwing a bunch of cars and ALL HIS CLEAN DIAPERS into it. That was a sad day.
- Wet Bag: If you’re using cloth diapers, it’s just about the same. I did for over a year. We used a wet bag in a flip-top pail.
- Cute Baskets: I use Ikea baskets under the changing table to store fresh diapers and extra wipes and all the other surprisingly numerous things I apparently need to change a simple diaper.
- The Goods: I keep wipes, rash ointment and some wash clothes in a basket that attaches to the changing table. I picked it up at Ikea for like $14 and I love it.
- Small Laundry Basket: We keep a small basket next to the changing table so I can toss dirty clothes in there while changing him.
What’s your system? Any favorite products you swear by? As much as I can’t wait to be done, part of me knows I’ll miss all the little-baby-related products and tools once we’re out of the diaper stage.