(Closed) Change pad on dresser

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

All of my family that bought separate changing tables said they went unused and pretty much just stored stuff on them. They all changed the baby on a pad on the bed/dresser/floor whatever was convenient for them at the moment. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsDW:  2nd that.

 

I never ever used a changing table, maybe once… you will use what’s easiest and available, namely the floor, couch bed.  Just make sure you have blankets/pad underneath him or her.

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just have a pad on a dresser and I’m very happy with it. I didn’t want to waste money on an extra table that I might not even use and I don’t regret that decision, as half the time I just change the baby in the living room, not even bothering to use the dresser! Saves space too 🙂 

 

ETA: If you get one of those contoured pads with a belt and buckle then it’s very unlikely baby will fall off (with supervision of course). The sides are raised, so they can’t just roll off 🙂 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I plan to keep a changing pad on baby’s dresser because realistically, I’m probably going to change baby wherever we happen to be and not even use the changing pad all that much. I can’t see spending the extra money on a single-use piece of furniture.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i have my chnging pad on the dresser. my baby isnt here yet but space wise it just made sense.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used a changing table and always always used it until he got to be to big and rolled way to much. Now days we use the floor. I find it on top of a dresser to much of a fall risk.  The changing station had rails and back to it. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mufflerlove:  I’ve been babysitting for more than 15 years. Maybe 2 families I’ve sat for in all that time have actually had changing tables that were used for changing… and even then, I usually changed the babies on a pad on the floor – especially when they’re older and very wiggly 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I have a changing pad on a dresser. I use it all the time. They come with buckles so the baby won’t fall and are contoured. You can also anchormitmtomthe dresser so thwhether whole pad won’t fall off or you vcan but a holder for the pad to mount it on the dresser top like they do at pottery barn kids.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@mufflerlove:  I never heard of a changing pad on the dresser instead of using a change table. We always used our change table and it was great for keeping the diapers and extra wipes accessible but out from under foot on one of the shelves and the other shelf was great for keeping baby ointments/creams/powders as well as baby booties and other little things on. We almost never changed the babies anywhere else. With all that said, a contoured change pad on the dresser also sounds like a good idea, but I’d put a shelf up within arm’s reach to keep baby things on.

ETA: Our change table had rails which kept the babies very secure and there was almost no possibility of them falling whatsoever.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m planning on using a change pad on a dresser (achored to the back so the pad doesn’t fall off) because we have a great dresser that offers tons of storage already and I didn’t see the point in buying another piece of furniture. I don’t plan on leaving baby unattended on it and likely won’t use it for changing much until baby is a bit older because it’ll be sleeping in our room in a pack and play (with a change station) and during the day will probably get changed on the floor downstairs.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We used a change table. There a lot of things you need for changing (tissues, wipes, lotion, powder, nappies/diapers, spare clothes) and you might have trouble fitting them all conveniently on the dresser.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We used a changing table upstairs and then downstairs we had the pack n play with a changing station on it. I couldn’t have imagined trying to change him within the first few weeks on the floor as I had a c-section and being on the floor would have killed me. We plan on using both for this baby as well. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we have a changing table. i liked that it had storage shelves underneath for all of our supplies.

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