4 Tips To Setting Up Your Baby Changing Table

Updated: Mar 6

A baby changing table is a piece of convenient and necessary nursery furniture for a parent or caregiver to change diapers and clothes. It helps alleviate the strain on your back from bending down too often while ensuring that your baby feels safe and comfortable. Moreover, baby changing tables usually come atop a dresser or some form of storage, keeping your nappy-changing supplies in one place and within arms reach.

Here are some tips and tricks on managing this essential station in your nursery.

Tip #1: Location, Location, Location

Most parents prefer to set up their changing area in the nursery at a convenient location – usually by the crib or on top of dresser storage. You will probably be using this station multiple times throughout the day so pick a location that’s easily accessible. Change their diapers every two to three hours if they’re a newborn, then less frequently as they get older.

If you live in a home with multiple storeys, you can consider having a secondary changing station(s) on each floor to save your knees and ankles from having to climb the stairs for each diaper change.

Tip #2: Choose your surface

A changing table is a piece of nursery furniture with a flat, wide and stable top with ample space to secure a changing pad.

Most parents prefer to skip the changing table altogether and pick a dresser + changing pad combination instead. That’s because a changing table becomes obsolete once your baby grows out of diapers (which in reality will come in a blink of an eye!), whereas you’ll get longevity and continuous use out of a dresser. Some popular storage multifunctional dresser options that double up as a changing station include the Hudson 3-Drawer Dresser with Removable Changing Tray and Lolly 3-Drawer Dresser with Removable Changing Tray.

Tip #3: Stocking up

The absolute essentials are diapers, wet wipes, diaper rash cream, diaper pail, or trash can.

You are likely to be doing more than just changing diapers at your changing station (think hair brushing, nail cutting, etc.). Keep other baby supplies organized and well-

Tip #4: Safety first

Some very important safety tips when you are using the changing table:

1. Use the safety belt every time you change your baby