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When it comes to having a baby it’s amazing how much stuff you need. Some items are essential while others you can get by without. I’ve come to learn having a changing table and station is one of those essential items.
With my first daughter we didn’t have a changing table. We just plopped down the changing pad wherever and changed her right there. But this time around I knew I wanted a station solely dedicated to changing. If you follow me then you know I completed my “Rustic Glam” nursery for the One Room Challenge (you can see that here). For part of the makeover I ended up building a rustic changing table from scratch. It’s been a key piece of furniture in my new nursery since it holds and stores so much. I’ve recently updated a few things that has helped me create the Perfect Baby Changing Station.
For starters I purchased a new Playtex® Diaper Genie® Complete from Target.
I can’t believe I went without this with my first daughter. What was I thinking! The convenience of the Diaper Genie is amazing, especially since our nursery is on the 2nd floor. I no longer need to go outside to throw diapers away. The Diaper Genie also has a built-in carbon filter that helps absorb and keep in those nasty diaper odors.
You can find the Diaper Genie in the diaper aisle of Target along with the refill packs.
Step 4: Have a diaper caddy, or in my case I used a 3-tier stand. You’ll want to have easy access to diapers, wipes, lotions, and rash creams.
Step 5: Purchase a Playtex® Diaper Genie® Complete. This is crucial for a changing station. Having a Diaper Genie allows you to throw away the diapers right there without having to go downstairs or outside to throw it in the trash. The Diaper Genie Complete also has a foot pedal which allows you to be able to toss in with one-hand. It also holds up to 270 dirty diapers so you don’t have to constantly be changing the bag.
To make things easier I made a checklist printable for everything you need when creating a Baby Changing Station. You can easily pickup all items at Target since it’s a one-stop shop for all your baby needs.
Whether your setting up a changing station or shopping for a new mom, I definitely recommend adding the Playtex Diaper Genie Complete to your registry. Since Target is the #1 place for baby registries, you can find everything else you need to check off that list. Don’t forget to use your Target Cartwheel offer, which runs from 8/21 to 9/3.
Have you created a changing station before? What items do you find essential? Leave me a comment below!