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changing table: is it necessary?

Friday, October 23, 2009

i was looking at a couple of crib-matching changing tables, but i can’t decide if we need one or not. i think it would be convenient, perhaps more convenient in the beginning than later once the baby is rolling around.

then again, this bassinet/changing table is quite nice. it’s not too expensive, would be useful for the first few weeks when the baby’s in our room, and then has a second use as a changing table. the storage is nice, too. it’d make a nice gift, i suppose.

i keep wondering if a small dresser would be a better idea in the end, something small that can grow from a changing table to functional storage as our baby grows.

  1. Lissy permalink
    Friday, October 23, 2009 7:35 pm

    We never had one…we used a mat on the floor. We live in a townhouse and there was no way that I climbing up the stairs to his room every time he needed a diaper change.

    • Friday, October 23, 2009 9:11 pm

      the only problem with a changing table on the floor is that we have a dog. a curious dog. a dog who probably likes poop. and licking. and bottoms. at least, that’s what we’re afraid of.

  2. Friday, October 23, 2009 7:52 pm

    so many options with the changing table! You’re a townhouse, right? So you might want a changing station on both levels of the house, so at least one will probably be in the floor. I find it’s just as easy to change Zeke on the floor, but Chris’s knees started bothering him so we would up getting a changing table. We got one that will convert easily to a dresser when we no longer need it as a changing table. But the sides of ours aren’t very high… I’d recommend a table with decently high sides so you dont have to worry so much when the baby starts rolling around.

    and i’m off to our changing table to change some dipes!

  3. homebird2 permalink
    Monday, October 26, 2009 12:13 pm

    My mom said changing on the floor is a pain (literally). We’re planning on getting a dresser. You can just stick a changing pad on top of it, and then it will be functional furniture for the kiddo when he/she is older.
    Something else to consider – BabyMod (line at Walmart) has some changing tables that have removable changing rails at the top. So when you’re done with the diaper thing, you can take it off and voila, a dresser!

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