No one can quite prepare you for the absurd number of diaper changes you will be doing in those first days, weeks, months.
I mean a crazy amount of diapers changes.
Even after you’ve had kids, you forget how you change diapers day in and day out. Our living room was just a GIANT diaper changing room for a solid month, at least. Which is why you need a diaper caddy. Or basket. Or something to collect all your diaper/baby stuff.
Wipes, diapers, ointment, burp clothes, blankets, pacifiers, diaper changing mats, portable sound machine, extra clothes.
And unless you live in a ranch-style home or you move your diaper changing table downstairs, you’d be making a TON of trips upstairs. I guess that’s one way to lose the baby weight!
There are ADORABLE diaper caddy designs on Etsy, if you want a unique, personalized, USA-made caddy. I’ve also had luck finding cute elephant, polka dot, and chevron designs at Marshalls/TJ Maxx. And of course all baby stores, like Target/Babies R Us will have an assortment of caddies.
P.S. This makes a GREAT gift, stuffed with all your favorite baby essentials.