Changing a diaper in the car can be tough, but dirty babies wait for nothing! Diaper changes can happen anywhere – even in your car! Today we’re talking how to change a diaper in the car with a DIY Car Diaper Changing Station!
If you’ve ever driven around with a baby, chances are at some point you’ve felt the dread.
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Baby is screaming and the only reason it could be is that baby has a dirty diaper. Whether it’s a full on diaper explosion or just a normal wet one, it doesn’t matter. You need to do a car diaper change.
How to make a DIY Car Diaper Changing Station
The key to making a car diaper changing station is having everything you need on hand at any given time. The best way to do this is to create a basket or bag you ALWAYS keep in the car. Here’s what I recommend:
What to pack in your car for baby:
- Diapers, obviously.
- Wipes in a resealable bag.
- A change of clothes.
- A changing pad that folds. (Mine came with my diaper bag)
- A zip top bag for stink diapers.
- Diaper cream, in case you notice rednes while out and about.
- A cloth of some kind in case things get messy.
- Pen and paper to note and remind yourself you need to restock.
- Hand sanitizer for after.
The key is to ALWAYS have this well stocked. Yes, you could use your diaper bag, but the fact of the matter is that we don’t always remember to keep that well stocked either.
Also remember to change out diapers and clothes as your baby goes up a size in diapers.
Tips for Changing a Diaper in the Car
It might sound silly, but you should have a method for changing your baby. If oyu need some info on the basics, here is how to change a girl diaper and how to change a boy diaper
Either way, here are my best tips for changing your baby’s diaper on the go.
- Choose your spot ahead of time! Know where you can easily change you baby in the car before you head out. In my truck, we change the baby on the tailgate or on the passenger seat floor. In my Honda Fit, we used the trunk. In the mini van, I found the trunk or the front seat easiest.
- Gte everything out and laid out before you even take out the baby. Even if she’s crying, get you area prepped. If you’re not 100% focused on the baby while changing, it could be dangerous.
- Put the baby back before cleaning up. Buckle baby back into his car seat before putting the diaper changing stuff away.
- Fold up the diaper like a pro!
Okay, so tell me – what’s your car diaper changing essential? Let me know in the comments!