Changing Tables and Mats
There is no getting around a changing table when you have a baby - you and your child will spend countless hours with it when changing diapers, caring for your child and spending quality time together. It is an invaluable aid and one of the places where you have particularly good face to face contact with your child.
More about changing tables and mats
Changing table for the child’s room
A changing table is one of the most important pieces of furniture that you need to have ready when the little one arrives. When selecting a changing table, it is important to consider where in the home you want it to be and how much space there is for it. Some think that it is best to have the changing table in the child’s room if the child sleeps in there. That makes it quick and easy to change the diaper on the little one at night or to wash the child in the morning. You can either choose a changing table that stands on the floor or one that hangs on the wall. With a changing table that stands on the floor, you will have more freedom in deciding where the store it. With a changing table that hangs on the wall, you will get more space on the floor. You can also choose to use a changing mattress on top of a dresser. No matter what kind of changing table you decide to get, BabyDan has a wide selection. Your selection will therefore depend on how much space you want to allow for the changing table and how much storage space you have. If you choose to go with a changing table that hangs on a wall, you must remember to check that the wall can hold it.
If you want a changing table in the child’s room, it is a really good idea to use a top and tail bowl or a wash basin. This allows you to have water right at hand if the changing table is not near a sink. It can also be a good way of saving on washcloths.
Changing tables in the bathroom
You can also decide to have the changing table placed in the bathroom. Some people find that to be a good option, as it keeps bad smells away from the child’s room. If you have a small bathroom, it would make sense to go with a changing table that hangs on the wall. Some of BabyDan’s wall mounted changing tables can be folded up when not in use - then they take up almost no space. Remember to check that the wall you want to hang the changing table on can carry it.
Some of BabyDan’s wall mounted changing tables have more storage space than others, so it is important that you think about how much storage space you will need. Some people may find it practical to have shelves for lotions, cloth diapers, toys and clothes, while others do not feel like they need to have that right at hand by the changing table. They may have space for such things in cupboards or drawers in the bathroom. If you have a large bathroom, you may have more space for a changing table as well, and that means that you can choose either a standing changing table or a wall mounted changing table that may not need to be foldable.
You can also decide to use a changing mattress on a bathroom tabletop. This may be a practical solution if you have a small bathroom. When not using the changing mattress, you can just put it by the side of the table or in a closet.
A good changing cushion is important
No matter what changing table best matches your needs, it is important that you also choose a good changing cushion. It needs to be safe and comfortable, as your child will be spending a lot of time lying on it. If the changing cushion is soft and nice to lie on, it will certainly help make changing diapers and such much easier for both you and your child. Most of BabyDan changing cushions are coated so that they are easier to wipe off after being used if they have become dirty.