Changing tables help to make diaper changes faster and easier
Changing tables help to make diaper changes faster and easier for the parents, and those that are well designed have several important features. They have a surface that is at just the right height for an adult to stand comfortably while chaining the infant. It also features spaces where the essentials, like diapers and wipes, can be accessed at arms length, so that the attention of the parent is never completely removed from the infant.
As with most quality baby furniture these days, a changing table serves more than just one simple function. Another hallmark of a well-designed table is that it provides drawers, cupboards and shelves the for essential items such as diapers, creams and ointments, washcloths, changing pads, essential clothing items and even bedding accessories. Having these things near at hand helps to assure that only one hand needs to venture away from the baby to get the supplies that are needed.
Making baby furniture blend in
One trend in baby furnishings is making the furniture piece so that it can later blend into the decor of an older child's room or even for an adult. With this in mind, there are now tables that look like a more standard waist-high dresser with guard rails that can be removed when the item is no longer being used for its diaper changing function. Because good quality nursery baby furniture can be expensive, this is a good way to get extended use and value from an investment.
It is always a good idea to use a sturdy changing pad in conjunction with your changing table. Such a pad is soft and comfortable for the baby to lie on and most are contoured with edges that curve upward to keep the baby in place. These pads also have removable terry-cloth covers that make them easy to keep clean and they are available at any retail store that sells baby bedding accessories.
Many parents choose changing tables that are part of baby furniture sets, which allows them to have a number of matching furniture pieces in the nursery. For those who are on a tight budget, shopping for used baby furniture or discount baby furniture can often save the new parents a great deal of money. Just watch for the brand names that are known for quality and enjoy the savings.