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When it comes to changing the diaper (for the 20th time today!) you really don't have to go to the changing table every time. Of course, you should always have a good place in the nursery to change the baby, with diapers and wipes within reach. But you will soon realize how convenient it is to have the option to change the baby when you are in any other room in the house. A great way to do this is to get a changing caddy, this is a little portable basket or box where you can fit a bunch of diapers, a box of wipes, diaper cream and any other items you may need. These caddies are small enough to tuck behind the couch, behind the bed or anywhere Inconspicuous enough so that it's not in plain sight. When your baby needs a change, you can whip it out and get to changing anywhere in the house. Most baby stores carry them and they are quite inexpensive. They usually come with a foldable changing pad that you can lay anywhere like the bed, floor, couch etc.
I can't tell you how convenient it is to be able to get the caddy out and change the baby right there on the living room floor or the couch while not missing a second of Battlestar Galactica! It is so much more convenient than having to go to the nursery every time, especially if you have to go up or down the stairs.
From personal experience I highly recommend a baby-changing caddy, anything to make things a little easier is a welcome recommendation!