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4 Ways To Store Cloth Diapers


There are many unique ways to store cloth diapers. In this article we will be discussing in detail 4 different ways I have found. They are:

  • Open Shelving
  • Wire Baskets/Shelf
  • Drawers/baskets
  • Shoe Organizer

I will be going into more detail on each below. With all these options you will also need fasteners, a spray bottle with pre made wipe solution, and a container for cloth wipes.
Some people have used just one of these storage ideas and then I have seen others that have gotten very creative and have combined two or maybe even all of these ideas into one masterpiece.

Remember you are the creator of your baby’s nursery and the sky is the limit. You are the one that will be changing your child so you design what will work best for your space, your style, and your needs.
So let’s get started without first topic- Open shelving.


Open Shelving               

Now I have seen so many uses with this.

To begin with, you can simple use a bookcase and use the open shelves to store your diaper in. This can be an effective way but there are other people that prefer to have things more organized. Here you would simple stack your pre-stuffed and ready for use diapers. You will also want a container to keep your fasteners in. Then another container to keep the clean cloths in. You will need a spray bottle to keep pre made wipe solution in.

Let me give you more ideas that fall under Open shelving.


I have seen people either line or stack wooden crates along a wall. This will give you a smaller area so that if you want to order your diapers by color, design, use, time of day, etc. you may do so. If that doesn’t appeal to you, doesn’t appeal to you then I have one more I idea in this category. You can then place the accessories above the crates.

Lightweight and ecofriendly storage cubes that can be hung on the wall. These come in many different colors so you can find one that will blend or match with the theme of the nursery. For example, you can put one long block in the middle and short blocks above and below. That way you will have you small “shelves” on either side to place your accessories.

Open shelving is very convenient and easy because then you can see in just a glance what you need and when it is located.


Now for our next group, Wire baskets/Shelf.

Wire Baskets/Shelf


This is something that is somewhat convenient. Personally when we used these I found them to be useful to a point. I agree that if anything were to spill then it could be wiped up easily. The only problem we found was that many of baby items were small and would tend to fall though the slots between the wires. For the diapers and wipes then they would work great. For personal items and fasteners I would use something else, but that is just my personally opinion.


Of course, on these like I said in the beginning I would use a combination of wire baskets and regular baskets. I would keep the diapers in the wire baskets and then use the regular baskets for holding smaller items like the fasteners. Just like with the open shelves you will need a spray bottle with your pre made wipe solution and also a container for the wipes.
Now Ikea does have a solution to this problem with the Raskog rolling cart. It holds a bunch of cloth diapers plus accessories that I have listed above. It has 3 levels which you can customize to fit your needs. It can even be rolled where ever you need inside the house, say the bedroom if baby is still co-sleeping.


Next topic please Drawers/Baskets



Now this is an interesting group, let me tell you all about them. You can get very creative in this group.

I have seen people take pieces of furniture and re purpose it to so they can use they drawers for a cloth diaper stash. For example, you can take a student desk and use the existing drawers to hold your diapers and accessories.

Another idea, would be the open bookcase to add labeled baskets to hold different items. This would help divide and organize the shelves if they are long.

Within a drawer, I would add small baskets to assist to keep the fastener organized by color, and type so that you can just reach in and grab one quickly.

All these ideas are to help you make the changing process as quick as possible. You need to have everything within reach for safety sake of you child.


Last topic, Shoe organizer.


Shoe Organizer          

This is a really neat and nifty idea. It is also a space-saving way to store cloth diapers. You simply use a sturdy over the door shoe organizer to store your cloth diapers in.

You can fit 48 pre-stuffed pocket in each pocket.

This will save space in the nursery or if you live in an apartment and have the baby in the same room as you, the diaper storage is now creatively out of site.

Now for the summary of what we have talked about.



I will summarize major points of the ideas for you below.


Open Shelving

  • convenient
  • Can see what’s needed at a glance

Wire Baskets/Shelf

  • Need something else
  • Rolling cart by Ikea is good solution


  • Help with organization
  • Use existing furniture

Shoe Organizer

  • Saves space
  • Over the door


I hope you have found some valuable information in this article. I enjoyed writing this plus learned some new things myself.

Remember, when you are designing your baby’s nursery to keep in mind the future function that will YOUR needs!



If you have any questions or need a hand, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.


All my Best,


Elaine Smith

2 thoughts on “4 Ways To Store Cloth Diapers

  1. Wow, these are all really good ideas! I love the open shelving look. I am a neat freak, so I love organization. This is great, and then when they grow out of the diapers, I have space for books and toys, etc. The open shelving that sits on the wall seems my favorite and easily adaptable to other storage as they grow 🙂 Great information!

    1. Hi Matt’s Mom

      Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on my article.

       Yes, I also like designs that can be used for other purposes as the child grows.


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