It’s an amusing contradiction that tiny little tushies require large amounts of stuff to take care of them, but such is the case with the mountains of things mamas amass in the name of diaper essentials. In reality, all you need are a handful of items—so if you live in a small space, you don’t need to accumulate things that don’t fit your needs. As such, we’ve put together some suggestions for our favorite diaper changing (and potty training!) items worthy of your limited living space.
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Reusable 100% Organic Cloth Baby Wipes
The prospect of laundering a gazillion baby wipes may not sound great, but hear us out. Baby wipes take up a LOT of space. And most apartments don’t have ample storage for stockpiling, so if you’re going to do the planet a favor and opt for cloth over disposable, these organic cotton reusable wipes are a quality choice.
Traditional changing stations are great if you can spare the nursery space, but what if that space is at a premium? The Peanut by Keekaroo is not only a take-anywhere (well, anywhere safe, that is) option, but most importantly, it doesn’t require any pad or cover and it is impermeable to fluids of any kind.
Diaper pails tend to be on the bulkier side. Opting out of one altogether might not make for a pleasant experience, so it’s best to find one that’s compact. At only 8.25 inches wide, this diaper pail by Skip Hop fits the bill—and even has a storage shelf for essentials to save even more precious space.
Over Door/Wall Mount Pocket Storage
Apartment-dwelling mamas know that when it comes to making everything fit, you have to get creative. A perfect way to utilize available space is with an over-the-door or wall-mounted pocket storage system like this one. It offers an ideal vertical arrangement for all of those balms, wipes and surplus diapers you’ll be keeping on deck.
Potty Trainer Seat
When the time comes for your toddler to take on the diaperless life, you’ll want a training potty that doesn’t take up half of your bathroom floor. Enter the BABYBJORN Potty Trainer Seat, which simply lays atop of a traditional toilet and, when not in use, is slim enough to be hung on a hook out of sight.
Diaper Change Organizer
Diaper changing can get a little unruly, so it’s nice to have the items you require reliably in place every time you need them. This petite organizer by Munchkin has a 9.5 x 6 inch footprint, boasts slots for all the essentials, touts removable side bins, and even comes with 12 scented diaper disposal bags.
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