In this blog post we are going to talk about a piece baby furniture that gets a lot of divided opinion, the baby change table.
Some parents think that it’s handy to have around the house because it can save the backaches.
On the other hand, some parents think that it’s a total waste of money. You can just change him on the floor, a sofa or the bed they say.
Personally, I think that a baby changing table is one of those little luxuries that can make life a bit easier, more comfortable for your back and super convenient.
Why did you invest in a beautiful, luxurious, expensive bed when you can make do with a simple, cheaper one? Because it’s more comfortable.
Why do you use a dishwasher when you can wash dishes in the sink? Because it’s more convenient.
Small pleasures like these make mummy hood more fun and enjoyable.
But before I go on with the many pleasures in my life, I’d like to give you some tips for buying a Baby Change Table:-
Buying a Baby Change Tables
Admittedly, quality baby change tables are far from cheap. They carry price tags that range from $100 upwards, so buying one really needs careful consideration.
Below are a few tips to consider when purchasing a Baby Change Table:-
1. Change Table Safety
Of course, safety should be the first on your list of safety tips when buying any nursery furniture for baby. According to Product Safety Australia, a change table should have a device to prevent baby from rolling off. The Change Table needs to have a harness or raised edges and barriers.
It is also very important to check the changing surface for gaps or spaces that might trap baby’s little fingers, limbs or head.
2. Change Table Durability
If you do your research and make an informed choice, this baby furniture can virtually last a lifetime. If you’d like to hand it down to your children’s children, you should look for change tables that are made of hardwood or other materials that have lasting qualities.
3. Change Table Sturdiness
The primary function of a Baby Change Table is to make changing your baby easier and more comfortable. That’s why you need something that has a sturdy top to ensure that it won’t topple over in case baby gets too wriggly.
4. Change Table Convenience
The reason why we bought a 3-Draw Change Table with wheels is to make changing more convenient.We just push or pull it to different areas of the house – our bedroom, the veranda, the kitchen, in the living room.
So when baby needs a change, we don’t have to go back and forth for diapers, wipes or clothes. The great thing is, it has drawers for easy storage! So whenever a visitor suddenly arrives, all I have to do is close the drawers.
Nobody needs to see all your baby’s things when they get a bit messy.
Of course, you can also consider a second hand baby change table that are sold in used furniture shops or on-line. Just make sure that it meets the Australian Safety Standards and have all the features to suit your baby’s needs.
Do you think a baby change table is a necessity or luxury?
Please share your thoughts with us in the comments box below.