Tips to Organise Your Baby Change Table

A well-organised baby change table can make all the difference when it comes to dealing with nappies, wipes, and those adorable little outfits. Not only does it make the changing process smoother, but it also helps to keep your nursery tidy and clutter-free. Here, Boori shares our top tips for organising your baby change table, along with some frequently asked questions to help you create the perfect setup.

Boori offers a wide selection of baby changing tables to suit different needs and preferences. Whether you are interested in a dresser with a removable changing tray or a stand-alone change table, a changing table with drawers or one with tiered shelves, you’ll find something perfect for your nursery with ample storage for nappies and other essential supplies.

3 tier changers and sleight changing dresser

2. Get Creative With Space Above the Change Table

Maximising the space above your change table is essential for creating an efficient and visually appealing setup. By installing shelves or a hanging nappy organiser, you can make the most of vertical space, keeping items like nappies, wipes, and creams within reach while also adding a touch of personality to your nursery.

One way to further enhance the area above your change table is by using hanging storage solutions, such as fabric or mesh pockets that can be suspended from the wall, ceiling, or a nearby hook. These versatile storage options allow you to keep essentials close by without taking up valuable surface space on the change table itself.

baby dressing gowns hanging above change table

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Another idea is to install a small pegboard above your change table, providing a customisable storage solution that can be adapted to suit your specific needs. Pegboards can be used to hang items such as muslin cloths, baby toys, or even a small caddy for creams and lotions.

collection of muslin cloths

To keep your baby entertained and engaged during nappy changes, consider incorporating a mobile or a small mirror above the change table. Choose a mobile with bright colours, interesting patterns, or soothing music to stimulate your baby's senses and keep their attention.

3. Give Each Item a Designated Spot

Assigning a specific place for each item on your change table will make it easier to find what you need during a nappy change. Use drawer dividers or small storage containers to separate items such as nappies, wipes, creams, and spare clothes. This will help keep your change table neat and organised.

4. Consider a Change Table Organiser

Change table organisers offer an excellent solution for keeping all your essentials in one place, streamlining the nappy changing process. These versatile organisers often boast multiple compartments, designed specifically for items such as nappies, wipes, and creams. Additionally, they usually include hooks for hanging essential accessories like muslin cloths or towels, ensuring they are always within reach.

When selecting a change table organiser, consider one that can be easily placed in a drawer or on a shelf of your changing table, or hung on the wall, offering maximum convenience and flexibility. Some organisers even come with adjustable straps, allowing you to customise the fit according to your change table's design.

5. Have Fun With Baskets

If you don’t want a change table organiser, baskets may be more suitable for your style and needs. Baskets are not only a stylish storage solution but also a practical way to organise your baby change table. Use them to store items like nappies, wipes, blankets, toys, and spare clothes. Choose baskets in various sizes and materials, such as wicker or fabric, to add a touch of texture and visual interest to your nursery. These work particularly well with our tiered shelf change stations!

6. Keep Essential Items Within Reach

Perhaps our most valuable tip for organising your baby change station is to ensure that all the items you need for a quick and efficient nappy change are within arm's reach. This includes nappies, wipes, creams, and a changing pad. By keeping these items close by, you'll be able to maintain a smooth and stress-free routine without having to call for help or tote your naked (and messy!) baby around while you gather what you need.

woman opens draw on changer

Change Table Organisation FAQs

What Items Do You Need on a Changing Table?

The essential items to have on your change table include:

  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Nappy Cream
  • Changing Pad
  • Spare Clothes
  • Muslin Cloths or Burp Clothes
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Baby Powder

What Do You Put Under a Changing Table?

The space under your changing table can be used for additional storage, such as:

  • Baskets or bins for storing toys, blankets, and larger items
  • Drawers for organising clothes, accessories, and other essentials
  • A small bin for disposing of dirty nappies
  • A laundry hamper for soiled clothes

wooden 3 tier changer with changing pad

How Many Changing Pads Do I Need?

It's recommended to have at least two change pads for your changing table. This allows you to have a clean, spare pad available while the other is being washed. You may also want to consider investing in a few washable changing pad covers to make cleaning and maintaining your pads easier.

baby laughing while laying on changing pad

Organising your baby change table is crucial for ensuring a smooth and efficient nappy changing process. By selecting the right change table, maximising storage space, and keeping essential items within reach, you'll create a practical and visually appealing setup for your nursery. Remember to personalise your change table area with decorative elements like artwork, picture frames, or your favourite toys, making it a welcoming and cosy space for both you and your little one. With these top tips and a well-organised change table, you'll be ready to tackle nappy changes with confidence and ease.

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