Expectant parents are always concerned about their baby’s comfort, so they put a lot of thought into organizing his or her new room. Since diapers will have to be changed several times a day until the baby is potty trained, it is important to choose a change table that is both comfortable for the baby and convenient for mom.
Choosing a change table: what makes a smart choice?
The change tables available on the market offer several types of storage. Drawers, doors and shelves help you to stay organized and keep all your baby care items on hand. These storage areas are easily accessible and allow you to change your baby safely without leaving him or her unattended. Here are some of the available configurations:
- Open spaces for storing baskets. These storage units allow you to keep items within reach without having to move away from the change table.
- Drawers at the bottom of the change table are useful for storing blankets.
- A sliding door (see photo) creates an ideal space for storing fresh diapers and making them easily accessible.
The baby changer is located on the top of the change table. The surface is equipped with side rails to ensure the baby’s safety. Some models allow you to remove the baby changer and convert the change table into a cabinet when your baby gets older. This economical option allows you to hold on to your furniture by adapting it to the child’s age.
The changing pad keeps the baby comfortable. It is usually made of foam and covered with PVC, a hygienic, waterproof, and easy to clean material. Cover the pad with a cotton cover so that your baby doesn’t feel cold when lying on the changing pad. The most popular changing pads are contoured and include a safety strap. Their shape keeps the baby safe, holding them in place and preventing slipping.
In addition to keeping the baby safe and providing functional storage space, the change table is great for mom, too. It is designed to be the perfect height for you to change your baby easily without bending over, which reduces tension in your back and shoulders. This makes it easier to interact with your child while maintaining eye contact with him or her.