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by the time we moved her DD was over two and we did most changes standing or on the floor, I kept her CDs in a rubermaid cotainer she didn't need a big stash and it worked fine.<br>
Now I'm trying to figure out for the new baby.. I remember really likeing using a changing table as a newborn and getting up and down from the foor was hard but there is no space for one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: at least I havent figured out one. SO a few questions<br>
1) storage we have a split home some up and down stairs I really want a set up on both levels but totally lost on how??<br>
2) pails pails?? again where? We keept the one for out toddler outside on the service porch by the washer/dryer thats fine when your doing oh 4-6 changes but 20 times a day and at night?<br>
3) solution for where to change or small changing areas floor doean't look appealing, not bathroom counter space no kitchen counter space if you use a bed what protection I remember so explosive poo from our first. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Looking downstairs we might have room to set up a small Changing table here but it need to be small suggestions are appreciated.
 

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We bought two of these:<br><br><a href="http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2267671&cp=2255957.2273443.2255986.2256246.2256297&parentPage=family" target="_blank">http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...entPage=family</a><br><br>
We have them hanging one on the inside of the closet door and one on the outside. We can put about 10 cloth diapers in one of the pockets. We also have all of our cloth diapering accesories in them as well, i.e liners, soakers, covers. I LOVE them!<br><br>
We keep a small basket with wipes and a foldable changing pad in our living room and one in the bedroom.<br><br>
This is the changing pad we have: <a href="http://babysbottomline.com/catalog.php?item=89&catid=9&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D9" target="_blank">http://babysbottomline.com/catalog.p...3Fcategory%3D9</a><br>
It isn't a great pic but the pad is really big and folds up very small. You can use it on the couch, bed etc.<br><br>
Our diaper pail is in our bathroom.<br><br>
HTH<br><br>
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Ohh I like the organizer. We have one of those smaller pockek shoe like over the dor orgaziners but not much fits so on that each pocket is just one large pocket?<br><br>
On the chaging pad how many do you find you need?<br><br>
still need to figure out pail for upstairs one wont fit in the bathroom <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: and there is like no ventalation in that room stink would be a huge issue.
 

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our dresser is low enough that we use the top as a changing table. I have a shelf above it onthe wall where we stack prefolds, one drawer has diapers/covers/inserts. Most of our changes were just on the couch or floor. I would always put a receiving blanket or towel down before I changed her becaue I didn't want to have any messes on the couch/floor. Once the bf poo and poo surprises stage stopped, I didn't worry about the blanket or towel anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We have a single level house so only one pail and it is in the girls' room, but if we had a double level I would probably have two pails, if I were going to be on both levels equally throughout the day so I didn't have to carry a wet/dirty diaper through the house
 

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1. Ohh I like the organizer. We have one of those smaller pockek shoe like over the dor orgaziners but not much fits so on that each pocket is just one large pocket?<br><br><b>Each pocket is just one big pocket on that organizer, there are 4 on each one. It holds alot and is really nice and deep.</b><br>
2. On the chaging pad how many do you find you need?<br><br><b>I have 4 of them so I can keep at least one clean all the time.</b><br><br>
3.still need to figure out pail for upstairs one wont fit in the bathroom <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: and there is like no ventalation in that room stink would be a huge issue<br><br><b>I feel your pain there...we have enough room to put it in a small alcove space in our bathroom, plus we have ventilation.</b>
 

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When ds was a newborn, we got a change pad that you could attach to the top of a regular dresser. Worked perfectly. Now I have our change station on the floor of his bedroom. If you're looking for a good change mat for a bed or couch, you can buy quilted waterproof change mats in different sizes from ToysRUs, Walmart, whereever. They're inexpensive and easily fold up. I have one for his crib that would be perfect on a bed or something. Big enough that if he pees, the arc doesn't hit the floor/bed/couch/etc.<br><br>
For cd storage, I love that organizer pp showed! We don't have anywhere to hang something like that, so I've just used one of ds's small bookshelves. I also have a drawer in his dresser that holds about 12 folded pfs that is right beside his change station. I'll set up something similar when we have another baby one day.<br><br>
And if you don't have room for an actual pail, what about using a wetbag instead? You could hang it from the doorknob or something?<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/tinkerpuppet/Picture023.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...Picture023.jpg</a><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/tinkerpuppet/Picture024.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...Picture024.jpg</a>
 

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We don't really have a changing table, but I have a pack n' play set up and use that. I also saw a very basic structure at Ikea that they are calling a changing table and it's very compact. <a href="http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=12&langId=-1&catalogId=10101&productId=12318" target="_blank">here</a> it is.<br><br>
I have my girls stashes separate for now. Emma's in the living room with the pack n' play and Lexi's in a trunk basket in her room. Our pails are with the washer and dryer and, yes, I walk there for after every diaper change <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I even walk to the sink to wet wipes every change too! You get used to it. But if you trust your toddler enough, it probably wouldn't be an issue to have the new baby's pail in the house since it won't stink.
 

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I worry about stnk with just a wetbag I know when I've done that on vaccations ect the stink gets bad. I'd really like a sealed pail but the ones I've seen are huge.
 

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I here this but boy it sure did with our first its that NB poo smell but I find it pretty nausating. (toddler worse though). Of course our first was on both breast and formula so that likely didn't help.
 

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You know, our sealed pail only stinks when it's just been opened. It dissapates in minutes. Doesn't stink the rest of the time, and we use a service, so it only gets emptied once a WEEK! It is pretty huge, though (has to - holds a weeks diapers! 50 PFs or so)
 

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We use an empty cat litter container for a diaper pail. I use the Fresh Step 13lb container. Just make sure to clean it out really well after pouring out all the cat litter...it has a sealing lid and a handle and since it's not very big it's not too heavy even when it's full of wet dipes...it's also incredibly easy to clean out since it fits easily under the faucet of the tub...and if one's not enough you can have one upstairs and one down...or keep one in the baby's room and one next to the toilet...<br><br>
we have a cat so i actually use the litter but i'm sure a shelter would take it.<br><br>
good luck with the setup
 

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I'm leaning towards this pail <a href="http://www.chooseydiapers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=DPAIL&Category_Code=ACCESSR" target="_blank">http://www.chooseydiapers.com/Mercha...y_Code=ACCESSR</a> I'd actually like one a little smaller though but I like that it seals. For a small apartment I really want to just trap in any smells.
 

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I really like using <a href="http://www.thegoodmama.com" target="_blank">hanging pail wetbags</a>. You can put them around the house where you change the baby. I know some people who have one upstairs and one downstairs, or even several in different changing spots. Then on wash day you just go around and gather up the wetbags, open and dump into the washer, throw the bag in after! Presto! They are much cuter than pails anyway. ;-)<br><br>
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I have a toddler, and soon a newborn as well. I use the crib as my changing table upstairs, and stack the dipes on his dresser. We keep a diaper pail both up and downstairs, and keep a small stack of dipes in his diaper bag downstairs. I have no real "storage system", and we have a very, very small townhouse. When baby arrives, we'll have another dozen diapers and keep the same system.
 
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