You Need a Changing Table
A changing table will come in handy because raising babies means taking dirty diapers too. The changing table will make you take care of this job in a more pleasant manner because the table will make everything accessible. Most cleaning essentials when taking care of the baby’s dirty diapers are placed near the table so you won’t need to leave the baby unattended in the middle of cleaning him up. When everything is at close range, cleaning up after the baby will become a more pleasant task.
The space that you will dedicate to the changing table should be somewhere to actually accommodate the activity. You can have a free-standing changing table when the nursery is spacious enough for it. However, when there is no extra space, you can have a changing pad that you can add on top of a dresser in order for you to have a more comfortable location. Both of these options will work as long as it serves its purpose.
Your changing table needs a few additional essentials like bins and dresser drawers for the storage of all diapering related items. Dresser drawers will keep your stash of diapers, wipes, change of clothes, lotions, and more in an organized fashion. Make sure that you keep some baby toys closely so that the baby will have something to play with while you are cleaning him up. Do not forget to have extra changing pad covers. You might be surprised how fast you go through these pad covers in a day so plenty of back-ups will always be needed.
Your freestanding changing table needs to have its life beyond the baby’s toddler years. Most parents try to get changing tables that can be repurposed for other fixtures to make their investment worthier. Making it into toy storage or even a bookcase that you can use in your kid’s playroom later on is possible. There are a lot of DIY repurposing that you can actually do. It has done its job as a changing table. When you are using a changing top instead of the freestanding table, all you need to do is to make sure that it is secured to the top of any dresser at a comfortable height for you. And the best part is when the diaper phase is over, it can be easily removed and what you’re left with is a dresser for your big kid.