Although getting the hang of nursing has been challenging, one of the bigger challenges has been dealing with nighttime diaper changes. Henry is sleeping in our bedroom in a bassinet, and his nursery is upstairs. All… the… way… upstairs. And the last thing I want to do at 3:30 AM is trudge upstairs to change a wet diaper.
The thing that’s saving my sanity? My roaming diaper station – also known as a Target plastic bag. Every night, I make sure it’s stuffed with diapering essentials. I toss a towel down on our downstairs living room rug, and I can do the diapers in the same location that I feed. When I wake up, I toss everything back into the bag and throw it behind the couch. My living room still looks relatively neat and tidy during the day.
Here’s what our plastic bag includes:
- At least six diapers
- Diaper rash oinment
- Two or three onesies
- A baby hat
- Baby socks
- An extra nightgown
- A burp cloth
- An extra towel (in case he pees on the first – it’s happened)
Do you change your baby in the same spot or do you have a roaming diaper station like me?