6 responses

  1. Zach
    February 15, 2012

    We use the Ikea fold down changing table. It doesn’t seem to be on the ikea website anymore, even though we just bought it two months ago! You can see it here, though:
    We tried to do without a changing table at first, but it was a huge pain. Our dog wouldn’t stay away as we were trying to change diapers, and we wanted to have everything in one place. However, we live in a one-bedroom apartment! We just couldn’t figure out where a changing table would go. So the changing table is now over our laundry baskets, and we just have a narrow walkway between the edge of it and the bed. We keep it open on a day to day basis, but we close it to get the laundry bags out or to just have a little more floor space. It’s not that easy to open, but it works for us. We store our covers, cloth wipes, extra snappis, and rash stuff in the little pockets. We store prefolds, pockets, and inserts in the top drawer of the dresser right next to the changing table area.


  2. Kathleen
    February 15, 2012

    We still use our changing table with our 2-year-old, who’s in cloth diapers. It keeps him contained. The pad is in the middle, a basket of cloth wipes/ water spray bottle is on the immediate right and a basket of about 10 cloths diapers is to the right of that (it’s a long midcentury dresser). The diaper bin is on the floor to right of the dresser. Spare diapers are in the closet and we add them as the basket gets low.


  3. Rachel N
    March 16, 2012

    We too use our changing table ALL THE TIME. It is rare to change the baby anywhere else. I don’t know how people survive without them!


  4. Kristina P
    June 5, 2012

    Question – when you get an extra poop-y cloth diaper, don’t you take it to the bathroom to spray down before throwing it in your cloth diaper pail? My dilemma here is what to do with baby when you have an extra dirty diaper that needs rinsing before it goes in the pail. Do you have something to set it aside in while you make the fresh diaper change, set the baby in the crib (or wherever) and then tackle the dirty diaper. Does that make sense? Trying to see what I can put next to the dresser/changing area to make this an easy process.


    babydickey Reply:

    Great question! If we have extra poopy diapers that don’t just shake off into the toilet, we soak them in the toilet… like, we hang it over the edge (stuck under the seat) so the entire thing isn’t in the toilet. Other people use a sprayer attached to their toilet, but we have just never set ours up. DURING the change, I just set the poopy diaper aside until babe is in a new clean diaper and I can go deal with the dirty one. We use cloth wipes that we dip in a container of water…that container has a cover on it, so that’s where I usually rest the dirty diaper in the middle of a change. Hope that helps!


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