You’ll be going through plenty of diapers once your baby arrives, so you’ll want to figure out your diaper organization system beforehand.
Since changing newborn diapers will take up so much of your day, you’ll need organization systems for various places both in your home and while you’re out and about.
This guide covers everything you’d want to know about diaper organization: diaper storage in the baby’s room, diaper organization in different rooms in the house, bulk diaper storage, diaper bag organization, diaper caddy organization, and more.
Diaper Organization in the Nursery
There are plenty of diaper organization ideas for the nursery, and in this guide, we’ll cover various ideas that will work in any type of space. Whether you have a small nursery or even sharing a master bedroom with baby, there are plenty of diaper storage solutions to choose from.
1. Use Baskets with Your Changing Table
If you have a traditional changing table, you’ll more than likely have shelves to work with. This is the perfect place for diaper storage.
Use baskets or bins to store diapers and other changing station essentials neatly. You’ll want to group like items together to create the ultimate organized changing station. For example, you can store diapers in one basket, wipes in another, and smaller baby essentials in another.
2. Use the Top Drawer of the Nursery Dresser
If you’re using your nursery dresser as a changing table, it’s a good idea to use the top drawer to store diapers and wipes.
I highly recommend using drawer dividers to help group diaper changing essentials together. This will help maximize the space in the drawer, and give you a birdseye view of everything you need while changing baby.
3. Use a Diaper Organizer on Top of the Dresser
You can also store diapers on top of the nursery dresser or changing table by using a small diaper caddy. A diaper caddy is a small sectioned-off basket or bin that allows you to store diapers, wipes, and creams.
This is a great idea because it allows you to have everything you need at arm’s reach while changing the baby.
4. Use a Side Table for Diaper Organization
Consider using a side table next to your changing station to store and organize diapers. You could use this diaper organization area to store diapers, wipes, diaper cream, baby blankets, baby lotion, nail clippers, and more.
5. Over the Door Diaper Organizer
These over-the-door organizers are my favorite nursery organizers.
Attach one to the back of the nursery closet door, or even the main door, to store various baby items. In these sectioned-off baskets, you can store diapers, wipes, binkies, lotions, and more.
6. Store Diapers in a Simple Basket
Something as simple as a dedicated basket is really all you need to organize diapers and wipes. You can place this diaper basket on top of the changing station and have various baskets around the house for easy access.
7. Organize a Diaper Cart
A diaper cart is one of the most popular diaper organization ideas we’re seeing in nurseries right now.
They usually have three tiers, so you can store various baby items in them. Utilize smaller baskets and bins on each tier to group like items together to really kick your organization up a notch.
These diaper carts usually come on wheels, so you easily be rolled to your for easy access and then tucked away when you’re done. You can also keep these in various places in your house.
8. Diaper Organization Stand
You can also look into a tiered stand for diaper organization. You would place these stationery pieces next to the nursery dresser or changing table.
Consider storing different items per level: diapers in one basket, wipes and ointments in another, and baby blankets or swaddles in the bottom section.
9. Diaper Stacker
A diaper stacker is a diaper organizer that you can hang on the back of the door or outside the baby’s crib. It allows you to stack all of the baby’s diapers in a compartment and store other changing essentials as well.
Diaper Caddy Organization
A diaper caddy is simply a diaper organizer you can set up on top of the changing table, nursery dresser, or really anywhere in your house. You can also set up a diaper caddy in your car for when you’re on the go. I always kept one in the trunk of my car, so I could easily change my little ones when we were out and about.
Diaper caddy organizers are specifically made with diaper organization and storage in mind. There are so many options to choose from. You’ll want to save a few sections for these items:
- Baby wipes
- Rash cream
- Extra onesies
- Changing pad
- Small toys
- Hand sanitizer
- Bulb syringe
- And other baby essentials you’d like to have at arm’s reach
If you’re looking for a simple diaper organizer, this is the best diaper caddy, in my opinion.
Diaper Organization in the Living Room
I always suggest having a mobile diaper changing station in your main living area (like a living room), so you can have everything you need at arm’s reach rather than needing to go to the nursery for every diaper change.
You can organize all your baby-changing essentials in various ways, but here are the most popular ideas for a living room:
- Rolling Cart
- Diaper Organizer or Caddy
- Simple basket
Diaper Cart Organization
As mentioned earlier in this guide, nursery carts are a popular diaper organization solution. They’re perfect because they’re easy to roll toward you for diaper changes and then tuck away once you’re done using them.
A diaper cart can also be used as a nursery side table near the changing station or in a feeding station near a rocker.
You can also utilize a diaper cart in other areas of your home for easy access to diapers and changing essentials.
Diaper carts usually have three tiers so that you can group items together on each tier. Consider adding drawer dividers or baskets within each tier to maximize your storage space in each section.
Diaper Bag Organization
A diaper bag is a must-have for any new mom. When you’re on the go, you’ll need to have a number of items in reach, especially diapers.
The easiest way to keep a diaper bag organized is to use a diaper bag organizer. These are inserts you can add to the inside of your diaper bag to organize all of your baby’s changing essentials and things you would need on the go.
In addition to all the baby-changing essentials we’ve already covered, you’ll also want a bag to put a dirty diaper in when you’re on the go. I also recommend a foldable changing mat you can put in your diaper bag as well.
Bulk Diaper Storage
If you planned ahead or received a stockpile of diapers from your baby shower, you’ll need to find a place to store and organize them. Here are a few options for bulk diaper storage.
1. Baskets in Closet
You can use baskets in the closet for bulk diaper organization. You can place these baskets on a shelf or on the closet floor.
Related: How to Organize a Baby’s Closet
2. Under Crib
There is so much hidden storage under the crib! Use this space to store bulk diapers if you’re in need of extra space.
3. Changing Table Shelf
If you have an extra shelf on your changing table, use the bottom shelf for extra bulk diapers.
4. Bottom Nursery Drawer
The same goes for the nursery dresser. You can utilize the bottom drawer to store extra diapers and wipes.
5. Plastic Bin Stored Away
If all else fails, you can simply store bulk diapers in a plastic bin with a lid. This can be stored away in a garage or basement if needed.
Diaper organization is a must-do before the baby arrives. You have many choices on how you want to go about storing and organizing diapers, wipes, diaper creams, and all of the baby essentials.