10 Best Diaper Caddies for Your Home and Nursery
Wondering how to make changing your baby’s diaper less overwhelming? Changing those diapers is more difficult when you’re fumbling around the changing table trying to find wipes, creams or a diaper. Enter the diaper caddy, your best bet to solve this problem and keep everything within arm’s reach. With a caddy, you can organize and store all your diaper-changing essentials in one place. As you shop for items to furnish your nursery, consider these things you need to know about this unsung hero of the changing table.
What is a Diaper Caddy?
A diaper caddy is a diaper basket, tote or organizer used to hold all the essentials for the diaper-changing process. The caddies typically feature separate compartments to help one organize everything needed for successful changing:
- Diaper ointment
- Toys to distract your baby while changing
Types of Diaper Caddies
All diaper caddies are not created equal. Along with choosing the right diaper bag, selecting the best diaper caddy depends on your specific needs. They can rest on the surface of a changing table or on the floor or atop a nearby dresser.
Portable caddies: The most popular form of caddy, portable caddies are specifically designed for easy transport with handles. This way you can take them with you up and down the stairs or from room to room in your home.
Hanging caddies: These caddies hang on cribs, playpens, walls, closet doors, etc. You can carry them, but it’s not quite as easy as with portable caddies. Hanging caddies are generally a bit bigger than portable caddies.
Stationary caddies: These are generally the largest caddies and are usually placed directly on the changing table. They are also probably the best for neatly organizing the items.
Why Do You Need a Diaper Caddy?
Let’s face it: Babies go through a lot of diapers, and it’s not always at the most convenient times. Sometimes you are in the kitchen preparing meals or a room other than the nursery, tending to chores. A caddy can help make diaper changes a little easier while you’re on the go. It’s also handy to have two caddies – one for the nursery changing table and one for living spaces where you also spend a lot of time when you need to do a quick change. You can also use a portable one to store all your nursing essentials in your living or family room.
Caddies also help keep everything organized beside the changing table, so you don’t leave baby’s side and start rummaging around the room to find what you need.
The Best Diaper Caddies to Add to Your Baby Registry
When you’re assembling your registry for your friends and family to show the love to baby, consider putting one of these great diaper caddies on the list.
One of the best things about portable caddies is they come in a range of styles and materials. The best of the bunch can also be upcycled once your kid it out of diapers to hold crafting tools and supplies, remote controls and chargers or even dog toys.
Parker Baby Diaper Caddy
If you are looking for a versatile diaper caddy, try the Parker Baby. You can use this chic, grey felted caddy as both a portable and stationary option. It’s large enough to store diapers, wipes, changing pads, cloths and toys, yet light enough for easy carrying. And it does not just have to be used for diaper essentials. The caddy features an organizer insert that can be removed and used to store other baby essentials in the nursery.
kiddyCare Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer
The KiddyCare Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer is another popular portable caddy, stylish and made from 100% cotton rope. This caddy features three removable dividers to keep baby’s diaper essentials neatly stored. The sturdy rope handles make it easy to tote around from room to room, and the gray-and-white color scheme is great for gender-neutral nurseries.
Putska Diaper Caddy
Similar in look to the Parker, the Putska is a foldable felt organizer that is larger than most other portable caddies. It features deep, wide side pockets and a durable T divider attached to the sides and the bottom. The Velcro offers even more reinforcement for each compartment. The caddy also eco-friendly and build to last.
3 Sprouts Diaper Caddy
Probably the most kid-like and cutest of caddies out there, the 3 Sprouts features a wide number of portable models with various animal-themed designs. They’re great for matching your nursery décor themes, whether it’s safari or “under the sea.” Made of canvas, the caddy can also be used to store arts and crafts supplies.
OXO Tot Diaper Caddy
For more of a bin-style portable caddy, the plastic OXO Tot is a good choice if you’re looking for something more solid that you can clean easily if it gets dirty. The OXO Tot is large enough to store all the essentials. Although the caddy does not have tons of compartments, there is just enough space for baby’s diapers, creams and wipes, and a convenient drawer keeps items more secure. It also offers a foldable changing mat that stores neatly in the caddy. The caddy’s locking handles makes toting it around the house a breeze.
Portable diaper caddies
Hanging Diaper Caddies
If surface space is at a premium in your nursery, a hanging caddie may be be just what you need. These can hang over the changing table, door, playpen or crib. While not as conveniently within arm’s reach as. the others, hanging caddies make up for it in storage space.
Maliton Hanging Diaper Caddy
The Maliton Hanging Diaper caddy is a little smaller than similar models, but unlike those this one comes in pink. The Maliton is made to hang right over your changing table or play yard. It has ample room to hold all your diaper necessities and more. The main compartment organizes your lotions, creams, and wipes, while the top compartment holds diapers (or even clothing and towels). It also features five side pockets for things like nail clippers, thermometers or pacifiers.
Hiccapop Hanging Diaper Organizer
If a hanging organizer attached to a changing table, crib or door is more of what you are looking for, try the Hiccapop. Simply attach the caddy with the included straps and buckles to a changing table, play yard or wall. Similar to the Maliton, the Hiccapop features individual polyester compartments for diapers and ointments, but with even more organization (six shelves and two mesh pockets). There is a separate area to hold the wipes in place and another for each lotion or cream. There’s even a separate section for clothes or towels. This caddy is perfect for those who like a specific spot for everything.
L.A. Baby Diaper Caddy & Nursery Organizer
The LA Baby is another smart choice for a hanging caddy. It’s the same size as the Hiccapop, but has only two hanging straps to the Hiccapop’s three. It features the Hiccapop’s same configuration, with six shelves and two mesh pockets, and separate areas for wipes, creams and towels.
L.A. Baby Hanging Diaper Caddy
Utilitarian Stationary Caddies
You’re simple, you’re straightforward, you just need the basics. These are for you.
Munchkin Diaper Duty Organizer
When you’re setting up your nursery, you might think about having a stationary diaper caddy at the changing table. The Munchkin Diaper Duty Organizer is a simple tabletop model made of plastic. It features easy-access compartments and removable bins to keep all the diaper essentials organized and close at hand. It also comes with some scented disposable diaper bags to keep your changing space smelling fresh.
Prince Lionheart 2-in-1 Diaper Depot
If simplicity is what you’re looking for, check out the Prince Lionheart. This minimalist stationary diaper organizer is also constructed of plastic. Smaller than many of the other caddies, it features removable side bins that store just a few essentials. There’s space for only about 18-20 diapers. Above the diaper storage is an area for baby’s wipes or the Prince Lionheart wipe warmer.
Munchkin Diaper Duty Organizer
Diaper duty is messy business, but you can create an environment that puts everything in its place. Which direction you go is just a matter of style. Happy diaper changing!
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