When it comes to baby supplies, people tend to fixate on the cute things: stuffed toys, baby clothes (those tiny socks!), blankets, and baby bottles. This dad, on the other hand, focused on thinking of an innovative way to approach poopy diapers.
Changing a baby is neither a pleasant nor easy feat, so David Pike put his mind to creating the ultimate changing station with a few goods from the hardware store.
Changing A Baby Is Not A Walk In The Park
There are many challenges that come with changing a baby, including general squirmy-ness, the overall mess, needing things within arms reach, and the need for safe boundaries to ensure the baby will not fall.
David Pike, who recently had twins, had to prepare the nursery to manage double the trouble, so he decided to build his own change station.
It Was A Natural Choice For Him
As an employee at MotorCity Mechanic in Detroit, David had just the idea for what he wanted to make for his soon-to-be kids.
Once his wife gave him the green light, David went to Home Depot and bought a Husky Tool Cart and started to create the Ultimate Diaper Changing Station.
Added Some Baby-Friendly Features
David added some foam piping to the edges of the changing area to protect his babies from sharp edges. In addition, he installed LED lights for late-night changes.
He also installed a side shelf for him to keep all the necessary items on so that everything he needed was in reach.
Organized Diaper Supply At The Bottom
David put in three wire baskets stocked full of the baby changing bread and butter: diapers and wipes.
When you have twins on the go, I'm sure stocks deplete quickly and no one wants to have to go searching for supplies when changing the babies at three in the morning!
...And Extra Drawer Storage In The Middle For Clothing
The extra drawers in the tool cart are used to store the baby's clothing, which is very convenient for times that diaper changes get a little extra--cough--messy.
Another Facebook user noted that, as the kids get older, the drawers of the changing station could be repurposed into a place to keep toys or art supplies.
All Around, A Functional Station
The total cost to build this baby station was less than $200. For reference, comparable home changing stations range in price from about $300-500.
This nifty DIY is not only functional, but it's a unique piece of home furniture that also shares his mechanic skills with his children. I just know this handy Dad will be able to manage anything his twins need fixing.