As a mum of four and a midwife, I've navigated millions of nappy changes over the years. One thing I’ve learned is that having the right essentials close by can make all the difference. Making sure that your changing space is well organised can mean that those 2 am nappy changes are so much faster! Today, we will dive into how to make the perfect nappy-changing station.



nappy changing station must-haves

Let’s start by talking about the changing station itself. Having a designated area for nappy changes will make changing so much faster. Invest in a good-quality changing mat. This could be a portable mat that you move around the house or a permanent one in the baby’s room. It is important to keep the area where you are changing your baby clean and well ventilated. This not only keeps your baby comfortable, it also keeps away nasty odours, making your life easier.



the essentials – nappies, wipes and more

When choosing nappies, consider your baby's age and specific needs. Whether you use cloth or disposable nappies is a completely personal choice. However, it is important to pick the nappy that is right for your baby as the right material can prevent discomfort and rashes. Always have a stock of wipes ready – when I say you’ll go through them fast, I mean it!! I recommend fragrance-free options for newborn babies as they have pretty sensitive skin. Don't forget a nappy bin with a secure lid to keep odours away.



soothing and protecting baby's skin

Newborn skin is much thinner and more sensitive than adult skin, meaning it is crucial that we look after their skin with gentle products. Products that are natural and fragrance-free are important to avoid irritation and stripping their skin of its natural moisture. Therefore, they help to keep your baby’s skin as healthy as possible. body skincare range

Meet the body skincare range, a midwife-approved line of products designed specifically for babies. As a midwife and mum of four, these are the only products that I use on my baby and children, as using products that are specifically designed for sensitive baby skin is essential in helping to reduce irritations and discomforts and improve overall skin health. body skincare products - a deep dive


1. protect nappy cream

One of my top recommendations for all new parents. protect is a zinc-based nappy cream, which is amazing for preventing and treating nappy rash. The protect nappy cream stands out with its:

  • Ability to form an effective barrier that uses active botanicals to soothe and protect your baby’s skin, especially from nappy rash.
  • Hygienic application through an airless jar, perfect for single-handed use. The airless jar is also refillable, making it an eco-conscious option.
  • Development by a baby skincare expert and mum, ensuring it's free from harsh chemicals and parabens.


    2. hydrate lotion

    An essential for keeping your baby’s skin hydrated, especially after baths. Locking in your baby’s natural moisture barrier and preventing dry, itchy skin, especially in the cooler months. The hydrate lotion offers:

  • A lightweight formula that is easily absorbed and is non-greasy on your baby’s skin.
  • Active botanicals for hydration and soothing irritation.
  • Creation by a baby skincare expert and mum, ensuring it's free from harsh chemicals and parabens.
  • An eco-conscious refillable design.


    3. nourish oil

    Perfect for giving your baby a relaxing night-time massage. Giving your baby a beautiful massage with the nourish oil will help replenish the skin's natural moisture and help soothe dry skin. nourish oil has the benefits of being:

  • Safe for newborns, lightweight, and non-greasy.
  • Perfect for massages, bath time, and dry skin care.
  • Packed with active botanicals to replenish moisture and calm the skin.
  • Developed by a baby skincare expert and mum, ensuring it's free from harsh chemicals and parabens.

    For a deeper dive, check out my previous blog on how to massage your baby using the nourish oil..




    In summary, the right nappy changing station, products and essentials can transform nappy changes from a daunting task to a breeze. With the proper setup and skincare products, you’ll be well on your way to smooth, hassle-free nappy changes.





    Written By Lauren Brenton

    Endorsed Midwife and Founder of One Mama Midwife Pty Ltd

    I’m Loz and I’m an Endorsed Midwife who runs Antenatal Classes in the Sutherland Shire. I have completed a Bachelor of Midwifery and a Master of Midwifery. My favourite area is in the labour ward, this is where you can find me most days. One Mama Midwife came about in the height of Covid in 2020, when so many women were missing out on the chance to have antenatal education. Aimed at empowering you with the tools you require to have the pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey that you want to have, with advice and recommendations you can trust.



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