I bought my friend’s cherry changing table from her which was pretty exciting because I’ve been using the top of the bureau with the changing pad attached. It works, but I would’ve LOVED to have had a changing table from the beginning as I like to have a place to do diaper changes. Maybe because I used cloth diapers it makes it easier as I need to have a wet bag readily available and cloth wipes, or maybe it’s just some weird quirk of mine. I know some people do all their changes on the floor, bed, and any other convenient place. I really prefer to have a spot, even though G pretty much tries to somersault off the changing pad at this point.
Regardless, I like these changing tables because the edge gives the table a little lip to keep the baby from rolling off. No guarantee, but I like it better than my current setup. Of course, I got this from my friend and promptly decided to use it in the basement instead. Eh. Go me. I’m pretty excited though because it DOES serve its intended function- it gives me another location to store my ridiculous collection of cloth diapers, therefore giving me more room in the dresser/changing table upstairs for clothes for K when he comes along later this year. I’m going to move half of the diapers downstairs to the basement/play room so I’ll have a convenient place to change the boys downstairs. Just for a little background, I have a 21 month old and our second son, K, is on the way at the end of the year. My first was a c-section and I’m hoping for a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) with K. Despite all of my efforts to work towards a VBAC though, I’m trying to ensure that I have a convenient setup for my recovery, whether it be from a VBAC or c-section. My husband will be able to take lots of time off work to help out, but he’s also in school part-time so he needs to go to class. During those times, I want to have an easy, entertaining place to have both of the boys so I won’t have to be trekking up and down steps (a no-no if you have a c-section), hauling two kiddos and any necessary supplies. Our play room is amazing and I set up a little corner with the changing table and the baby’s swing. We also keep a twin bed down here for guests and we have a full bathroom down there. If I had to have another c-section, I’d probably opt to stay in the basement with the baby and just move the baby’s crib down there, seeing the bed is closer to the floor and I wouldn’t have to go up and down as many stairs (provided Daddy B could bring me down food). That way I’d always be in the more entertaining area of the house so if I needed to watch G and K while Daddy B does homework or attends class, it’s an easier endeavor.
That was a bit long huh? Anyhow that’s why the changing table is in the basement (gosh why am I so long winded?!). I wanted to get some boxes to hold all of the cloth diapers so I decided to make my own. Buying them is ridiculously expensive and I always find it difficult to find the right size/color/type while juggling the wiggly 21 month old on a hip.
I used this tutorial to make the boxes and then this tutorial for the lining. There was another tutorial on this site as well.
|Picked out some boxes that fit nice side by side. Ideally I would’ve
gotten three of the same size boxes, but I was having trouble getting
them without buying lots of disposable diapers so I opted for
three different sizes. I like how they look now!
Here’s some pictures from my process:
Here are my final products once I made the liners. I absolutely love them.