Guest Post: Amy Lu
The first week I brought my baby home from the hospital, the doctor said I needed to limit going up and down stairs to once a day. This meant I would go down the stairs in the morning to our main floor and stay on that floor for the rest of the day. My body was sore and still recovering. I was so grateful that I had made an easy two-minute DIY diaper caddy with simple organization hacks for each level of my house. Having quick access to the diaper caddy made changing a million diapers a day that much easier.
What You’ll Need for an Easy Two-Minute DIY Diaper Caddy with Simple Organization Hacks
First, you’ll want to gather the essentials for the easy two-minute DIY diaper caddy. Of course, you’ll need diapers, wipes and diaper cream in the caddy. From experience, I have learned organization hacks like keeping hand sanitizer, air freshener and lotion in the bin, too. These essential items are easy to keep organized and will keep parents from having to run around looking for these items.
DIY Diaper Caddy Essentials:
- Diaper cream
- Hand sanitizer
- Air freshener
Once you have gathered all of the materials for the diaper caddy you are ready to whip out these easy two-minute DIY diaper caddies with simple organization hacks.
How to Make an Easy Two-Minute DIY Diaper Caddy with Simple Organization Hacks
These diaper caddies are so easy to make that I still keep a few around the house to make it convenient to get to diaper essentials no matter where I am. Along with the diaper caddy, I also used a changing pad in my baby’s bedroom and a storable changing pad for the other locations. These organization hacks made is easy to tuck the DIY diaper caddy and storable changing mat under a side table or in a drawer.
With newborns going through up to 10 diapers a day, the easier it is to change a diaper the better. Or in my case, with two kids in diapers, I feel like I am constantly changing a diaper.
To start, take the bin and place the lotion, hand sanitizer, air freshener and diaper cream on the far end.
Next, fill the remaining space with diapers on their sides to maximize space. I like to do two layers of diapers so that I need to refill the bin less often. More diapers = saving me time.
Finally, leave a space large enough to fit a pack of diaper wipes on top of the first row of diapers.
Easy-peasy. You are done in less than two minutes.
Once you have busted out a few of these easy diaper caddies using simple organization hacks, think about the areas of the house you will be in most often and place them there. The great thing about these diaper caddy’s is that they are easy to tuck away and pull out when you need them, as they don’t take up much space.
Ready for a Bonus Organization Hack?
If you need a changing mat to stay in place on a dresser or changing pad, just use the non-slip grip pad (the material you put under rugs), underneath the changing pad. Cut out a piece just small than the changing pad for some instant and easy traction.
Overview of the Easy Two-Minute DIY Diaper Caddy with Simple Organization Hacks
- Gather DIY diaper caddy essentials: diapers, wipes, diaper cream, hand sanitizer, air freshener, lotion and bin
- Place the lotion, hand sanitizer, air freshener and diaper cream in the bin.
- Fill the remaining space with diapers.
- Place diaper wipes on top.
Amy Lu is a mother of two and former first-grade teacher. She is the creator of MakingMotherhoodMatter.com and loves sharing practical parenting and pregnancy resources with moms and soon-to-be moms.
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