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Monday, April 13, 2015

Cloth Diaper Storage Solutions



So I have been obsessing over cloth diapers even before getting pregnant. I just think they are so darn cute! They make me all warm inside. Weird thing to say about a diaper, huh?

Since I have started collecting my own stash, I have been thinking more and more about how I want to store them. I absolutely love options that display them like artwork.

Here are 9 clever ways to store your cloth diapers:

1. HEMNES Dresser Changing Table

HEMNES Dresser Changing Table with SKUBB Organizers (Image Source: Hellobee)
I love the concept of using a dresser as a changing table and have featured this as part of my nursery moodboard. It just makes sense to me, as this furniture piece will grow with the child in functionality. It seems perfect to have baby on top, open the top drawer and choose a diaper. I like how she has labeled the drawers to help those who may not be familiar with changing cloth diapers. She is using the HEMNES 3 Drawer Chest from Ikea with SKUBB 6 Box Organizers.

2. RASKOG Portable Diaper Station

RASKOG Utility Cart (Image Source: A Little Delightful)
I included this one on my moodboard too! She used the RASKOG Utility Cart as a portable diaper trolley (housed next to a HEMNES dresser changing table!). She stocked hers with disposable diapers, but the same idea applies for cloth diapers. I plan on housing my cloth wipes, cloth safe diaper cream and hand sanitizer up top. I can then house some cloth diapers on the middle shelf and burp cloths and a portable changing pad on the bottom shelf.

I really like the idea of having all the diaper changing toiletries in a cart that is moveable. I could see bringing this out into the living room when I am home all day with baby and just want to change him on our coffee table. Or moving it to the bedroom for diaper changes at night.

3. CD Tower Shelf

GNEDBY Shelf Unit (Image Source: Making This Home Ours)
I am a huge fan of this storage option! She used GNEDBY Shelf Unit from Ikea (doesn't Ikea just make nesting so much easier?) next to her changing station. I just love how it displays all the colors/prints that she has available. It is like a work of art: all colorful, framed and on display.

It also houses a significant amount of diapers while maintaining a compact and tidy appearance. I counted 32 diapers in the picture and I am sure there are still a few more below the frame. I am collecting both pocket diapers and covers for prefolds/flats, so I could see storing even more diapers in this! Not sure if I would put the prefolds/flats on a shelf or put them somewhere else.

4. Changing Table Storage

Changing Table (Image Source: delore @ DiaperSwappers)
If I planned on having an actual changing table, this is how I would set it up. I love that she has a wet bag hanging on the left hand side. I have heard that a good option with cloth diapers is to ditch the diaper pail and just use a large wet bag with a zipper top. The zipper will help keep the smell in and then it less bulk in the nursery. Plus it is one less nursery item that you won't know what to do with once your little one is out of diapers.

5. Shelves Above the Changing Table

Shelves above the changing table (Source: User upload to Pinterest)
Open shelves above the changing table is also super cute. They are in easy reach and on display. The one above is similar to #3, the CD tower shelf, since it also frames the diapers nicely in little cubbies. The shelf looks like it belonged to the Ikea HENSVIK series, but they are no longer on the website. I would do this, but I plan on doing the bird decal above the changing table per my moodboard.

6. Wire Baskets Above the Changing Table

Wire Baskets from a Craft Store and Spray Painted (Image Source: Thrift Craft Love
Instead of shelves, display your diapers in cute wire baskets. She spray painted hers a lime green. She houses the remainder of her diapers in the dresser/changing table.

Wire Baskets from a Dollar Store (Image Source: User upload to Pinterest)
Another example of wire baskets hung over the changing table. These wire baskets were purchased from the dollar store. I like how there are multiple different sizes housing different diapering essentials. Alternatively, I could see hanging a shower caddy over the changing table.

7. Pegboard Diaper Changing Station

Pegboard Over the Changing Station (Image Source: My Blissful Space)

This kind of takes the wire baskets in #6 one step further. Pegboards are so popular for creating unique storage solutions for crafting, office spaces and, of course, the work bench. Why not implement in the nursery too?

It is almost too perfect for above the changing table. You can get shelves and baskets that fit into the pegboard holes. Put up your diapers, cloth wipes and other changing supplies. This gal framed her pegboard and painted it with a gray and white chevron pattern. Love all of her baby girls cute ribbons. Super cute!

8. Behind the Door Shoe Storage

Shoe Storage for Baby Items (Image Source: Supermom vs Me)
This is a great space saving idea! I found my nursery to be quite small in floorplanner when mapping out all of the furniture I wanted. Plus, you can store more than just diapers! She stores her diapers (disposable, but same applies to cloth), shoes and other random baby stuff in her super tiny nursery.

Her tiny nursery was originally the master bedroom walk in closet. My best friend actually converted her walk in closet to a nursery when her first child was born. I think it makes perfect sense for a nursery. Then your little one is super close without being really close.

9. Shelf Above the Washer/Dryer 

Washer and Dryer Changing Station (Image Source: Unknown)
This is actually a great changing station for cloth diapering. I have heard that a good way to store dirty cloth diapers is straight into the washing machine. My husband and I tend to do our laundry once per week (my laundry day is Sunday), so I could see putting the dirties directly into the washing machine not being too much of a hassle for us.

Granted, once baby is older and you need to dump the poo in the toilet, this won't be as much of a convenience. Our one and only bathroom is on the other side of the house and closest to the nursery. If your washer and dryer was located in a bathroom though, this would be a perfect changing station! It would also keep the stink out of the nursery and free up space in a small nursery.


Well there you have it! My cloth diaper storage ideas roundup. Don't you just love nesting eye candy?

Are you planning on cloth diapering? Or have you already cloth diapered a little one (or more)? Tell us how you setup (or want to setup) your changing station and how you stored your cloth diapers in the comments below!

4 comments:

  1. I'm surprised Dumped Into a Drawer Straight From the Dryer didn't make your list ;). That's the method we tended to settle on around here! Seriously, though--lots of great ideas there :)

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    1. Ha ha! Yeah, I have actually seen people say they just store their cloth diapers in the laundry basket. I guess I am still a naive first time mom. ;)

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  2. These ideas all look great. I don't have kids, but I do watch my niece one day a week. Whatever solution you choose, I'd suggest making sure it can be done one handed, restocked easily while carrying a baby, and the trash/ laundry/ disposal method is easily accessible. :D So excited for you!

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    1. Great tips! And thank you! I'm super excited! :D

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