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With our first son, we thought we needed everything from the baby department at Walmart and Babies R Us in the nursery. You never know that a baby might need! After going through parenting the first, when the second came along, we knew what we needed and what we didn’t.
One area of the room that I always made sure to keep well stocked with the essentials was the changing table. In the first couple years of your child’s life, your baby spends lots of time here, getting a fresh diaper, or a clothing change, or maybe even a nail clipping!
It’s important that the changing table has everything you need for your little one once you lay him down. For his safety, having these things on hand prevents falls or other injuries. Below are my six must haves that I always kept on my baby’s changing table!
1. Lots of Diapers
You will want to store plenty of diapers on the changing table. Though our table has shelves, I always found it easier to grab a fresh diaper from a diaper stacker that hangs on the side. Check this daily to make sure it stays full of diapers!
2. Baby Wipes
A clean diaper isn’t the only thing you need for a change. Wipes are necessary for cleaning up baby’s bottom as well as face and hands. We used to sit Dawson on his changing table anytime he needed a clean up. After an ice cream cone, for example!
3. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
It’s also important to have some ointment in case of a diaper rash, and Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is the only brand we recommend. I had tried one other cream in the past, but we quickly learned about Butt Paste with our oldest and never looked back!
We like how fast Butt Paste works to soothe diaper rashes. And it works great without any harsh ingredients. No parabens, preservatives, or artificial fragrances!
4. Hand sanitizer
Though you will want to wash your hands after handling a dirty diaper, you can’t just leave the baby in mid change! Keep a bottle of sanitizer on the changing table. Grab a squirt before putting on the fresh diaper and clothing your little one. That should hold you over until you can finish and get to the bathroom sink.
5. Baby nail trimmers
Along with diaper changes, we also trimmed our babies’ finger and toenails while they laid on the changing table. Because of this, we always had a small set of clippers left on the table. They were in a box, out of the baby’s reach.
6. Small toy
As your baby gets older, changes can become an Olympic event. Little ones don’t want to lay still very long! Distract him with a toy while you clean him up. We always had a car or set of toy keys lying by the changing pad to keep the boys busy.
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