my little conrad is 9 months old this week! like, WHAT! how did that happen so fast?! i’m so proud of the sweet little human he’s becoming and for the joy he brings into our family life each day. it’s hard for me to even recall life before he came along, he’s such a huge part of mine now. life with this little guy, while tiring as it is having a baby around (LOL, understatement), is simply the best.
he is such a character and loves exploring everything everywhere. baby proofing is back in full swing at our home, and we’re making as much room as possible for conrad to start strutting around the apartment! we don’t have unlimited space, so we try to be thoughtful about how we use the space. in partnership with Huggies today, i wanted to share a bit about what it’s like when it comes to our diaper changing station for conrad in our nursery and storing things.
for starters, we don’t have an actual changing table, but a make-shift one on top of the kiddos yellow dresser which they all share. the height of the dresser is perfect for it, so we’ve been using it this way since eleanor was a baby. in addition to a changing pad, i keep two baskets on top. one full of wet wipes, baby powder, cream, hand sanitizer, etc. the other basket is usually filled sky high with diapers. :) it helps to stack a good amount of them on top of the dresser since we don’t have a whole lot of storage space in our city apartment (i talk more about storage and organization in depth in this post.) while our living space may be on the smaller side, i have become the queen of finding and giving any odd nook or cranny a serious job of storing everything, including diapers. (under furniture, in-between furniture, don’t come lift up furniture when you come over, okay!…)
having a smaller apartment is freeing in many ways as it forces us to not hold onto things or buy a lot in bulk. however, we are of the mindset that as long as we have someone in our family wearing diapers, we will buy those in bulk! because have you ever accidentally run out of diapers?! i can tell you from experience, it’s a horrible thing. we buy ours in bulk from costco because we’ve found it to be a good value.
i’ve mentioned this before, but we have loved and used Huggies diapers consistently since eleanor’s arrival. we’ve been using the new Huggies little movers plus diapers with conrad and they have been exceptional as he’s begun cruising around more, always on the move! they stay on, fit well, and also hold up throughout the entire night, which is critical for me because i don’t love doing diaper changes during the night. but anyway, yeah, if you look closely, you will find a few diapers stashed here and there around our place. we keep most of them in their packaging under the yellow dresser. i’m sure it’s an eyesore when you get down on the floor and spot them, but i’d rather have them on hand than not! it’s what works for us. :)
^^^beginning to walk with his little walker that eleanor and samson used! both his brother and sister didn’t walk until after their first birthday, but i think in an effort to keep up with them, this little guy might be doing it sooner. ^^^you see what i mean? diapers piled sky high!
love this little munchkin and so grateful for his cheerful spirit.
have you guys found any genius ways to store diapers or other supplies around your apartment or home?
thank you to Huggies for partnering with us on this post! and if you’d like to try Huggies little movers plus diapers, they are on sale at costco right now through september 27th!