It’s no secret that parents change what seems like a million diapers in the first year. So, having an organized, well-stocked diaper changing station can be super helpful. I’ve listed the products that we have in our diaper changing area in the nursery.
Diaper Changing Station Essentials
DaVinci Jenny Lind Changing Table – We use the Jenny Lind changing table. I love the vintage look, and it matches the crib.
Baby’s Journey Deluxe Pillowtop Changing Pad – This pillowtop changing pad’s top layer is made of memory foam that makes it super soft and comfortable for baby. Its vinyl surface allows for easy cleaning.
NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator – This nasal aspirator seems crazy, but it works really well. Because it uses the parent’s suction, mom or dad is able to control how much suction is used. The filters prevent the transfer of germs.
Little Remedies Noses Saline Spray/Drops – These saline drops help to loosen stubborn mucus. I put a drop in baby’s nose first and then use the NoseFrida.
Desitin Diaper Rash Maximum Strength Original Paste – We’ve tried a number of diaper creams, and Desitin works the best. It also came recommended by our pediatrician.
Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, Size 1, Giant Pack, 148 Count – These are the diapers that they used in the hospital where I delivered. I’ve purchased several different brands of diapers to compare, and Pampers Swaddlers are the ones we use. I like that they have a line on the outside that changes color when the diaper is wet. I recommend stocking up on sizes 1 and up as many babies do not stay in the newborn size for long. Size 1 diapers are for babies who weigh 8 to 14 pounds.
Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes, Hypoallergenic, Aloe and Vitamin E, 648 Count – We’ve tried out several different brands of wipes and ultimately decided to go with Huggies Natural Care because they have so few ingredients.
Boppy Changing Pad Liners – These are great to have on top of whatever changing pad cover you choose. Sometimes blowouts happen, and having the liner there gives you an extra layer to prevent having to wash the cover every time an accident happens.
Dekor Classic Hands-Free Diaper Pail – This diaper pail is super easy to use. It does a good job of containing the odors, and the step makes it easy to just drop the diaper in instead of having to shove it into the pail. We purchase the refills as needed.
Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Pack of 3) – I have these all around the house including the diaper changing area.
Mustela PhysiObebe No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid – Mustela is helpful to use in between baths. No rinsing required!
Other items to have at the changing table:
- Changing pad cover
- Clothes hamper
- An extra outfit in case a change of clothes is necessary.
- Distracting toys – When baby starts to wiggle around, a toy can help to keep baby distracted and still.