Adding a new baby to a household is a big change and those first few weeks are a blur to most of us. In our case, sissy also came with a repeat C-section which meant moving and doing as little as possible to recuperate.
Hence the idea of this diaper cart. The baby room is upstairs and per doctors recommendations I’ve tried to go upstairs as little as possible, meaning my husband has been restocking it and having it ready for us to use. Last time around we used a playpen that had a little carry bag on the side and it was less than effective. I also thought about getting baskets and setting them in our restroom closet but that would defeat the purpose of having everything close to me.
What I love the most, is I can roll the cart around the house and to either side of the bed. It’s perfect and you can customize it to fit your needs.
What our Cart includes:
1st tier: We put here the items we used the most.
Diapers: Bamboo Nature Diapers are a new addition to our house! We love them and are using them for both Bella and sissy.
Nice’ n Clean Baby Wipes: Another new addition to our household. As a mom with a toddler and a baby, I can never have too many wipes for hands, bottoms and even stinky feet. We use so many daily it’s out of this world and I love that Nice’n Clean wipes are chemical free and come in a very quiet package to avoid waking baby up. As a seasoned mom, I have learned to find the best products for our family. Products that are sensitive and also clean for our environment and I’m happy to say that is not ridiculously priced and can be found at your nearest HEB scented and unscented.
Creams and sanitizer: We tend to not use a lot of lotions on our babies skin but always have the basics, diaper rash cream, a scent free lotion, and a hand sanitizer.
The last item in our top tier is burp clothes. I made these before baby sissy was born and we only store about 4-6 of them in the cart at a time.
2nd Tier: Clothes
This tier is pretty simple. I separated this tier with two baskets, also from Ikea, with Newborn pajamas and pants and tees. I also have a little basket with socks, gloves, and hats. Lastly, a cute little pink baggie from Target with bows, because a girl can never have too many bows.
3rd Tier: Extra Items
On this tier, I have everything extra. That is extra hats, extra Nice’ n Clean wipes, changing pad liner, Halo sheets, and thin blankets.
Like I said above, the best part of this cart is that you can customize it to fit your needs. Anything and everything you may need and if you don’t use it you can pack it differently the next time. Being a mom is not about knowing everything and having everything under control. It’s about doing your best and finding what works for you and your family.
All of these products work for us and fit our family perfectly. Now tell me about your favorite products and how do they fit your life?