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If you are looking for essential items for your baby changing station then you are in the right place!
You will read about the items I keep in my “baby drawer” which functions as my changing station.
I’ve always been a very organized person and I did my best to stay the same after I had my baby. But let me tell you: it’s hard!
No matter how much I try to keep my house clean it still gets messy, not dirty though. But I’m happy that lately I kind of managed to keep that under control.
You can read here how I clean my house in no time.
I technically don’t have a changing station, but I do. I did not buy a changing table or a pad. I wanted to keep everything simple with quick access.
Because we all know babies don’t have a lot of patience and when they want something (like milk for example) they will definitely let you know.
Instead, I decided to turn my nightstand into a “changing station”. What a great idea!
I cosleep with my baby and for that reason, I tried to organize my room so I have all my baby’s essentials within my reach: milk machine and bottles, diapers and wipes, toys and bath items.
Having them all organized makes my life so much easier.
So my nightstand is my “changing station” and these are the exact must-have items to stock:
- diaper cream – the very best Burt’s Bees 100 % NATURAL
- thermometer (I keep it in case she gets a fever at night so I don’t have to run desperately to look for it; I’ve used it so many times, mainly during her teething spurs)
- Motrin/Tylenol (for emergencies whenever she gets a fever)
- toothbrush (I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging or anything like that, cause I’m not; but I do want to mention again that because I’m a Dental Hygienist oral care is my focus so my baby is no exception. As of right now, she has 8 teeth total and I make sure I brush her teeth am and pm. I do it for her because she is too little to mimic me but I do give it to her to play and chew on it)
- pacifier – I give it to her only at night
- changing pad – a must-have on your babylist
- some teething toys to keep her busy while I change her diaper
- *** and my Burt’s Bees hand cream! Which by the way is such a good hand cream. I sometimes go to bed and realize how dry my hands are but I’m too lazy to get up and grab my lotion so I put it in this drawer. Now I use it every night.
I am already a Burt’s Bees lover because their diaper rash cream is the only one that my baby’s skin can tolerate and the only one able to treat her diaper rash.
You can read about how I got rid of my baby’s diaper rash here.
***Their foot cream is absolutely the best. The reviews say it all.
Until next time,