Ah, diaper changes. The one part of motherhood that seemed to slip my mind when I decided it was time to have kids. Nothing can ever prepare you for the job of cleaning up another human's bodily functions for a living, but luckily, there are quite a few tools every mom needs to make diaper changes easier (note: not easy, just easier.)
Whether you're dealing with a newborn who needs changed every few hours or a toddler who isn't yet potty trained (moms of un-potty trained toddlers, I'll say a silent prayer for you,) having a few practical tricks up your sleeves will ensure you will be prepared no matter what your baby brings your way.
Aside from the obvious things like a moral support group for traumatized parents, an endless supply of air fresheners, and enough diapers and wipes to fill the entire nursery you so painstakingly spent your pregnancy decorating, there are a few other essentials you should have in your motherhood arsenal. Diaper changes may never be fun, but it is possible to avoid the nightmare situations (like when you're out of extra diapers at a restaurant, or when your baby has a blow-out in their car seat, to name a few) using these tools that every mom should keep on hand.