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Saturday, October 11, 2014

31 Days 9: An Organized Changing Table

With 2 boys in diapers, some days it feels like I spend half the day changing Huggies.  (No matter how much we tried, Little Man had no desire to potty train at 18 months old in one weekend!  I won't say I told you so if you fall for that sales pitch too.)

So an organized changing table can be life changing.  

In our house we have a second floor.  I'm sure when they are teenagers I will be thrilled with the separation of space, but for now it's such a pain to carry even laundry upstairs, let alone hauling two heavy children up there every couple hours for a diaper change.  I figured this out real quick while I was recovering from my second c-section. 

But I wasn't about to buy another piece of furniture!  So I thought, what is a changing table really but a waist height storage table? I had an old rolling kitchen island, the kind you buy at the hardware store made of particle board, that was just the right height.  I put a diaper organizer and a changing pad on top and voil√†!

Underneath I have extra diapers and wipes, a bin for dirty clothes, blankets, a first aid kit, and refills for the Diaper Genie.  Everything I need so I never have to walk away from a squirmy baby on a changing table.  Because I just don't trust that buckle.

Does anyone else have babies' rooms upstairs?  What solutions have you found to save your back?

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1 comment:

  1. Nice! We have an empty drawer in our media chest that I now house diaper changing necessities. But, I must warn you.. I now have 2 that are potty trained (and the 3rd is in diapers, of course...). As they don't take care of all their business on their own just yet. I have to run between both bathrooms to take care of #2s. So, now we have what my dad (a father of 6) has deemed "the poopy parade" - i have a diaper to change and 2 bathrooms to run to. Not, fun. but, then again, i can count that as my work out for the day LOL