Getting pregnant typically includes a lot of excitement and shopping. Walk into any baby store and you can easily spend a few thousand dollars on multiple pieces of furniture that you think you need. Certain pieces, such as a changing table, are not necessary. You can easily make do without a changing table, whether it’s in public or at home. Put together an alternative diaper changing station or solution.
Put together a mobile diaper changing station in a bin, basket or tote. Include a changing pad, diapers, wipes, baby powder and ointment for diaper rash.
Carry the mobile changing station to whatever room your baby is in. This makes it easier to roam from room to room or visit grandma.
Roll out the changing pad on a flat, safe surface, such as a bed, large chair or sofa. Having all your supplies on hand will likely make it easier and faster to change his diapers.
Keep a clean towel, receiving blanket or changing pad in your diaper bag for public situations when a restroom doesn’t have a changing table. While your baby is small, you can squat down and lay the changing pad on your thighs if you have no other flat surface available to safely use.