June and Georgia LOVE (usually) getting their diaper changed. I like to make it a fun time while they are up more at my eye level and they always have a ball kicking, smiling big and "talking" on the changing pad.
I've been encouraged to share my diapering station and system that we have for the babies. It's very simple really, and what makes it so nice is that everything is within reach and easily accessible.
I have our changing pad on top of a dresser, the top drawer of which holds wipes and the diaper creams/ointments.
Above the changing pad hanging on the wall are two decorative baskets that hold diapers. When these get almost empty, I refill them with diapers that are stashed just to the right of the dresser against the wall. We keep other supplies here too for easy access within reach.
My mom got these colorful rattles and hung them from the baskets so the babies would have something to look at that makes noise while getting their diaper changed. They LOVE this- they know these rattles are there and always look up in wonder and smile big when I move them to make noise.
The sweet little lambs are also really soft rattles that we tied onto the baskets. We will get these down soon for them to play with.
I have the hamper placed right beside the left of the dresser on the floor so that when I'm changing clothes (located in the dresser drawers below) I can just toss the dirty ones down into the hamper without having to move or take my eyes off whichever baby I'm changing.
The diaper pail is placed on the wall below the window to the right of the changing station so that it too can be easily accessed without having to move or take my hands off the baby.
We originally intended to go with cloth diapers once the girls were big enough to begin wearing them (into size 1 diapers). However, this plan has not panned out--I confess, disposables are just too convenient at this point and honestly, I'm not sure the extra time spent having to wash loads of cloth diapers each week is worth it when you have twins to care for! Now if we had a cloth diaper service, I'd do cloth diapers in a heartbeat.
What about you? Do you have a special place or system for diapering that you would recommend?
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