Did you know that babies go through approximately more than 4,000 diaper changes in their first year? That’s a lot of diaper changes if you ask me. If you’re a twin mama like me, than double that! It’s insane right!? If you’re a new mom, changing a diaper can seem like common sense to you, believe it or not, you still need the basic diaper changing essentials. I’m going to share with you a super helpful diaper changing supply list. This will help you change your baby’s diapers more easily and stress free!
I remember when my hubby had to change our kids dirty diaper explosions and he would always make a gagging sound! I was like, “you can’t be serious!” He honestly couldn’t change it, it was hilarious because I would run away and he had no choice but to suck it up, haha! Please tell me I’m not the only one whose husband hates changing diapers and would literally puke at the sight of it!?
Newborn babies are such a joy and a blessing. But they require your attention 24/7 and need your love, protection and care. Diaper changing time can be a great way for you to bond with your newborn baby. You can sing to him, talk to him and make silly faces. I always say is better to be prepared at any situation when you have a baby. That’s why I’m excited to share with you the 10 must have diaper changing essentials with you! Nobody got time to look for an item when your baby just had a massive poop explosion!
10 must have diaper changing essentials for new moms
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This is pretty obvious, but stock up on diapers! Make sure you have the right diaper size because if it’s too big, you may find that your baby’s poop make it’s way on your shirt or pants. If it’s too small, your baby may be uncomfortable. I love this diaper brand and have used it with all three of my children!
If you want to know how to choose the right diaper size. Simply know your baby’s weight and compare it to the diaper box where the appropriate baby weight is displayed 🙂
Here comes another obvious diaper changing essential, wipes! You need wipes to successfully change your baby’s diapers. Did you know that some baby wipes may cause diaper rash? If you want to prevent diaper rashes, I recommend you choosing these unscented and water based wipes. It’s the same ones I used for my twins and really loved! Make sure to stock up on these wipes because you’ll go through them quickly!
I’ll be honest with you, I did not use a diaper pail with my twins, but I did use one with my first born. I really loved it but I don’t think it’s a necessity. But, I am adding it to the list because it’s very convenient. Once you’re done changing your baby’s diapers, you can just drop it in the pail. You don’t have to put it in a plastic bag first and then throw it in the garbage. If you’re wondering I used this one and it worked great!
4.Diaper rash cream
Diaper rash creams are a must have for changing diaper duties. It’s a great way to prevent those unwanted diaper rashes. This one is a great option!
Using a changing pad can help your baby stay still while you’re changing his diapers. Make sure to buy the water proof ones, that way it is easier for you to clean if your baby has an accident on it. Don’t forget to also purchase the diaper pad covers.
Diaper changing can be messy sometimes mama, It gets real! That’s why is always wise to have hand sanitizer in sight, you know, to apply some after changing your baby’s diaper. Disinfect those hands!
7. Extra comfortable clothing
Since accidents do happen from time to time, I recommend having comfortable and easy to put on baby clothes, like these basic onesies or these cute pajamas! Have them in your diaper changing station for easy access.
I love applying lotion on my kids after I changed their diapers, specially if it was a smelly one. You do not have to apply lotion on your baby after every diaper change, but it’s always nice to have at hand. This one was my all time favorite!
9. Diaper changing storage
I had a diaper changing storage and let me tell you, it was amazing! You have everything nicely organized for you to use, making mama life that much easier. You can neatly store your baby’s diapers, wipes, lotion, diaper rash creams, blankets and more! Some of these diaper storage can be placed on your baby’s crib!
It’s also a good idea to have this baby nursery care kit, with essentials like nail clippers, nasal aspirator, thermometer, brush and more!
Here’s the thing mama, your baby will most likely not be happy that you’re changing his diapers, so you have to distract him! Give him a toy, colorful rattle, a pacifier or you can simply talk to him in order to help him stay still and not move around.
Now you are ready to take on the diaper changing duties like a mom boss! These essentials are a must if you want a smoother and easier diaper changing experience! I know that as a first time mom, everything is new, scary and exciting. Don’t stress over diaper changing, just have these must have essentials and you’ll be okay!
I hope you found these tips and essentials helpful 🙂