New Baby Hack- Portable Diaper Changing Station (free feeding log printable!) - Mama Loves Little

New Baby Hack- Portable Diaper Changing Station (free feeding log printable!)

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Hello there!

I'm so excited to share one of my favorite new baby hacks with you!

Having a new baby is nuts. That's the best word I can think of, you are overwhelmed with so many different emotions! Along with that you are probably extremely tired. Like so tired you physically cannot move from the couch. One thing that has really helped me this time around is having everything I need to care for baby within reach. With a toddler running around I have to be portable. So to make things easier I made my diaper changing station portable. Here's how I put mine together:


First I had to go get some essentials from Babies "R" Us. This store is seriously so much fun! I don't know what happens in our minds after babies but a trip to Babies "R" Us  is now one of my favorite activities. I can look at cute baby things online all day but nothing beats seeing it in person. I love that they have their Baby Basics classes! Perfect for new and expectant parents you can learn how to care for a baby during the first 6 months of infancy –from bathing to diaper changing and beyond! The classes are hosted by a local community medical partner like a lactation consultant or postpartum doula.



Check your local store for class availability and times http://cbi.as/5jkl6.


Look at my tiny shopping buddy! This was pre hunger meltdown.


Diapers were easy to spot near the back of the store!


Wipes were right across from the diapers.


Diapering supplies were in the back right of our store.


Let's put the station together!

What's inside of the station?


For Baby:

2. Huggies Natural Care Wipes
3. Changing Pad
4. Onesie (for blowouts)
5. Socks (because they always fall off tiny feet)
6. Extra Pacifier (how do these always get lost?!)
7. Rash Cream


When we were in the hospital with Ryder they provided these diapers. One thing I really liked about them was the wetness indicator strip. Since the only way you can know for sure that your baby is getting enough milk is by counting the number of wet diapers. In those first days they don't have loads of pee so having the indicator is super helpful! You can check out Huggies here: http://cbi.as/5jkm6




For Mama:

1. Nursing Pads
2. Hair Tie
3. Nipple Butter
4. Lip Balm
5. Nursing Log (to track feedings and wet diapers)
6. Pen

At both of the hospitals I delivered at they provided a feeding log. I loved having it! It made it really easy to see that baby was getting enough to eat. I made this printable for you to include in your diaper station and you can download it for free here! --> Free Feeding Log 

Now I definitely believe that fed is beast, breast or bottle! I thought I'd include this log though since breastfeeding worked out for us this time. 

Gather all of your items and find a basket to stick them in!



I thought it was a good idea to fasten the hand sanitizer to the basket, because let's be real...this is a messy business.

Now you are ready to roll! This basket is perfect for setting next to the couch or right by your bed.






Do you plan on making diaper changes portable? Is there anything you would add to your basket? Let me know below!

In love,

Rachel


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7 comments

  1. This is great! I had a basket similar to this after my second. We kept it downstairs during the day and upstairs in our room at nighttime. So convenient!

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  2. What a great and comprehensive list! Love this!

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  3. I always liked the wetness indicator. It was my favorite. #client

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  4. The wetness indicator was always my favorite thing with these diapers!! :)

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  5. suggest a toy that he/she had hold, something shiny but safe to mouth or touch, I had this for Finn, I adore the colors and whimsical photo and comments you display, very nice

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  6. They made sure that the diaper would be perfect for a baby's sensitive skin. bambo luiers

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