Are you looking for changing table storage ideas? This is the exact guide you need.
The changing table is one of the most important parts of any nursery, because you’ll be changing your baby’s diaper frequently throughout the day. The changing table holds a ton of a baby items too, so you’ll want to maximize changing table storage.
Changing Table Storage Ideas
Luckily, there are different ways to store items in the changing table regardless of what type of changing table you choose.
#1 Changing Station Drawers
If you’re using a changing table with drawers, such as a dresser with a changing table topper on it, maximizing the space in the drawers is a must-do.
I highly recommend using drawer dividers or shallow bins to sort and store like items together, because it will be much easier to have a birdseye view of all of baby’s necessities when you need something in a hurry.
Psst.. shopping online for baby? Sign up for Rakuten to get cash back at almost all online stores. Use this link to have $30 added to your account after your first purchase. Install the toolbar and always know how much cash back you’ll receive at a retailer.
#2 Above Changing Table Storage
Another great place for changing table storage is the vertical space above the changing station. You can use the wall in a variety of ways to store baby’s diaper station essentials.
You can hang baskets, like wire baskets, on the space above the changing table in order to store baby’s items like diapers, wipes, creams and lotions.
Using vertical space like this is a great way to store items when you’re short on space, or when you don’t have a lot of room in the dresser drawers you’re using.
I’ve also seen people use pegboards above the diaper station and it’s a really great idea.
You can use hooks to hang baskets, bins and things of that nature to store all of your changing station essentials.
You can also use wall shelves above the changing table. I like this idea because you can use it both for decoration and for storage.
You can add baskets or bins to the shelves to store lotion, diapers, etc.
#3 Baskets & Bins for Changing Table Storage
If you have a changing table without drawers, using baskets or bins in some way is essential to organizing and storing all of baby’s changing items.
I think it’s incredibly important to sort and store like items together when organizing anything, and this is also true for changing table storage.
Some changing tables have shelves underneath, which is obviously the perfect place for baskets.
If you don’t have a setup like that, however, you can also place baskets above the changing table like we went over earlier.
You can also find tiered basket organizers you can put on the side of the changing table.
Related: Diaper Organization 101: The Ultimate Guide
#4 Changing Table Side Storage
You can create a changing station wall and have additional changing table storage beside the changing table.
You can make this happen in a variety of ways.
3-tiered rolling carts are my favorite nursery must-haves because you can roll it right to where you need it.
Related: How to Use a Nursery Cart in Baby’s Room
There are also 3-tiered baskets that you can place beside the changing table. This is becoming a more popular option, especially for the boho nursery.
You can also just place a simple side table by the changing station that will hold a basket or two.
You can place hooks on the side of the dresser or changing table to hang fabric baskets for storage as well.
5. Storage on Top of the Changing Table
I always kept a couple baskets right next to the changing basket for essentials I wanted quick access to.
I kept items like extra onesies, rattles and binkies, wipes, a few diapers right on top of the changing table in a baskets.
The rest of the items were tucked away in drawers, but I liked having quick access to the things I needed most when I had a crying baby who needed to be changed quickly.
6. Dirty Clothes Basket
Have a laundry basket near the changing table for dirty onesies or clothes. Spit ups and blow outs do happen, and you’ll want a system in place to handle it quickly.
I actually liked having a few plastic bags nearby, so if there was a bad blow out onesie, I could close it in the bag and then put that into the laundry basket.
7. Dirty Diaper Disposal
You’ll also want a garbage pail or diaper genie for dirty diapers. I preferred this diaper genie, because it blocked the smell of dirty diapers really well.
8. Outgrown Clothes
This is a organization hack I love for baby closet organization, but it also works well while thinking about changing table storage.
Have a basket nearby to throw outgrown clothes into. Babies outgrow clothes quickly (sad, I know!), so it’s helpful to have a basket nearby to put any clothing you notice has become too small.
Simply throw it in the basket and then every week or so go through it and transfer it to long-term storage.
9. “Quick Grabs”
Both of my little ones hated diaper changing time, with a passion.
OR they enjoyed grabbing their dirty diaper while I am wiping them.
So, you may want to store “quick grab” items somewhere close by. I always stored a few of these items in two baskets on the changing table top.
A basket somewhere near changing table topper where you can grab an item in a hurry.
Some items I recommend keeping in them:
- rash cream
Related: Diaper Bag Essentials (The Guide You Need)
Types of Changing Tables
There are many changing table styles and each one comes with its own changing table storage.
The two main types of changing tables are either the traditional changing table or using the top of a dresser as a changing station.
Traditional changing table
A traditional changing table has shelves on the bottom where you can add baskets for storage.
Using a dresser
Many people choose to use a dresser for a changing table by putting a topper on it.
Using a dresser is great, because you can use one of the drawers for storage and it also saves room in the nursery.
Here are my three rules to maintaining an organized changing table storage system!
Changing Table Organization
So now that we’ve talked about all the changing table storage ideas, how do you keep it all organized?
Divide & conquer
Divide like items together for storage.
As mentioned above, using drawer dividers or baskets is the best way to store baby items. Dividers also help you maintain the changing table organization.
Have systems in place
Having systems in place is the best way to keep anything organized in the long-run.
These systems include simple things like the outgrown clothes basket or how you’ll organize dirty clothes.
Create systems that work for you and you’ll be able to keep your changing table organized.
The less stuff you have, the easier it will be to maintain.
Keep items in your changing station that are a must-have and eliminate everything else.