While it may be true that babies have far bigger needs than adults, their mothers have needs, too. So if you’re a mom like me who juggles multiple tasks at the same time – taking care of the baby while making sure that the rest of the family is not feeling left out – anything, and I mean ANYTHING, that can make our lives a  lot easier are always welcome.

DIY baby changing mat

I don’t know about you but I have had a lot of encounters with emergency cases – and by emergency I mean not having a proper changing table when my baby and I badly need one. But thanks to the genius behind this project, I am now one happy mom.

This DIY baby changing mat has changed the way I clean up on-the-go. You’ve got pockets lined with fresh diapers and wipes! For a little bit of sewing, this is more than just a bargain.

You’ll need these materials:

  • ⅔ yard cotton (main)
  • ½ yard cotton (pockets)
  • ⅔ yard clear vinyl or iron-on vinyl
  • ½ yard batting
  • hair elastic
  • large button
  • double-fold bias tape

And these tools:

  • sewing machine

Want other ideas? Check out these ones others have made…

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Get started by getting all your materials together and follow the tutorial by Marzipan