Setting Up A Changing Table

Setting Up A Changing Table

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Carrie McBride
Jan 12, 2011

Q: I'm due with my first in February - any advice for how to set up a changing table? I have 6 drawers (see photo) and can't figure out what I'll need in those top two drawers. Right now I just have them crammed with everything I can think of.

Sent by Rebecca

Editor: I think the key to a changing area is to have the essentials (diapers, wipes and ointment) within easy reach because you're going to have to have one hand on the baby especially when they're old enough to roll, kick and perform other acrobatics. It's hard to tell from your photo what the basket on your changing surface holds right now but I would say it will probably be easier if these essentials are there than in a drawer. You might also want to have a small toy for the baby to hold during the changing. Readers, what do you think?

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