Infant Changing Table

One thing that is quite clear when you have a newborn baby is the fact that you will need to spend money on numerous different baby accessories and also things for his or her nursery. One particularly important item that you will need for your newborn baby is an infant changing table.

Infant Changing Table

What should you do first when considering a changing table?

Before you go out there and spend money on the first changing table you see, you must understand that there are many different styles and designs available. Here are a few tips that will help make your shopping trip that little bit easier when in the market for a new infant changing table.

Things to consider when shopping for an infant changing table

  • Firstly you need to ensure that the changing table is comfortable for your baby. If this is your first child you may have already heard experiences from other new parents; babies will need changing frequently and therefore it is important that you choose something that is going to be comfortable to use, all the way up until the toddler years of your baby.
  • Whilst there are many space-saving examples available, the larger that your infant changing table is the easier life will be for you and your baby. More importantly however, this will also prevent your baby from having an accidental fall.
  • As you may already know, there are numerous accessories and products that you will need to keep close by when changing your baby’s nappies. This consequently means that if you have sufficient space in your baby's nursery you must consider an infant changing table that also comes with convenient storage compartments for all your baby’s goodies. Some particular models may come with just a couple of shelves under the changing table whilst others may be complete dresser units with four of five large drawers to help store things such as baby oils, towels, nappies and other such items.
  • The next aspect that you should certainly consider when choosing your infant changing table is the durability and sturdiness of the unit. Whilst many models are designed to be convenient and lightweight they are often not as robust as some of the heavier models so again, if you have the room try to look for a large unit made from strong wood or durable plastic.
  • Finally, you will also need to consider your personal budget. Some examples are extremely cheap yet a mid-range model will ensure a longer lifespan and usually come coupled with three or even four year guarantees and will cost you around 100 pounds upwards.

Things to consider before buying your first baby table

Aside from the features, the price will also be dependent on the overall design and style of the unit. If you have more than a modest budget to spend on your baby changing table then you may want to consider a dresser changing table.

These types of tables will come designed in mostly natural wood such as pine or oak and really are timeless pieces of furniture for a nursery. Once your baby has grown out of nappies, the great thing about a dresser changing table is the fact that they can be used as simply a dresser unit for the child when he/she grows older.