Your changing table dresser is a major element in your nursery. It is where you are going to be dressing and grooming your baby – and changing 2000+ diapers.
It is dirty work, it is necessary work – you might as well do it in style. Here are a few practical tips to guide you through your baby changing station design.
- Your baby’s safety comes before anything else, so do try to get a solid dresser or changing table.
- Try to find a baby dresser that contains multiple shelves or drawers – babies need a lot of stuff and you will want ample space to organize it.
- When you are setting up your diaper changing area, try to stay within the style of the room. The goal is to have your baby changing station complement the rest of the room.
- Organize the diapering essentials neatly so that you can easily find what you need. Everything should be within easy reach so that you can hold onto your baby with one hand, and reach for diapers, wipes, lotions, the diaper pail, burp cloths, pacifier, etc with the other hand.
- If you have limited surface space, consider adding some decorative shelves above the changing table. The shelves can be used for storing essentials, but also toys and children’s books.
- Consider adding a lamp or a light source with a low watt bulb. You will be doing feedings and changing diapers in the early hours of the morning, and soft, gentle lighting will be preferred.
- Have a diaper pail and laundry hamper within easy reach. Sure, they may not necessarily complement your design but a diaper pail is a diapering essential. Your baby will go through lots of diapers and laundry. For practical purposes, you will want these items close.
Beautiful Changing Table Dresser Ideas To Inspire You
Our calculator uses data provided by the CDC's Baby Growth Charts and the diaper manufacturer's sizing and usage charts. CDC data is based on the average growth rate of a child.
However, not all children are the same. Please use the data provided as a general estimate to help you plan your diaper purchases.
How many diapers per day?
What size diaper to choose?
|SIZE NB||UP TO 10 LBS|
|SIZE 1||8 - 14 LBS|
|SIZE 2||12 - 18 LBS|
|SIZE 3||16 - 28 LBS|
|SIZE 4||22 - 37 LBS|
|SIZE 5||OVER 27 LBS|
|SIZE 6||OVER 35 LBS|
Here's a helpful chart of expected weight gain over the next 6 months. Hover over the chart for more details.
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