Diaper Changing Tables
When you’re out in public and need a place to change the baby’s diaper, you take what you can get, unless you carry a portable. But at home it’s possible to get a changing table that is fully functional, ultra-safe and even supremely stylish.
The classic changing table is a three-level affair made of hardwood supported by brackets. Because it is a classic it still performs excellent service. But contemporary designs have added extra function and style.
A modern classic changing table will have integrated bracing. They may be in the slats or underneath. That substantially increases the sturdiness over models of the past. Hardwoods today are pressure treated and coated with durable finishes to provide a changing table that stands up to long use while remaining beautiful for decades.
The latest designs offer changing tables with the classic three levels – for changing, for storing skin supplies and for diapers and other needed items – while expanding the range of choices. Cherry, oak and other hardwoods make for a fashion statement that would make the living room envy the nursery.
Some design variations provide drawers in place of shelves. That turns the changing table into a combination nursery station and dresser. That’s very handy for storing those larger items you want out of sight and providing a lovely addition to the baby’s room. All finishes are carefully formulated to be non-toxic to parent and child.
Sometimes that rectangular shape just doesn’t fit in with your preferred layout, though. Not to worry. Changing tables are available in corner-style options that fit right in. They still provide a large surface area, giving plenty of room to maneuver. They come with a changing pad specifically designed for this alternative shape, or you can use a section of one that might be used on a standard rectangle.
Changing pads themselves have undergone an evolution over the years.
Once made of cheap foam rubber or simple fabric covering a mundane stuffing, they now sport the latest pillow technology. That covers a lot of ground. Some are made of memory foam that provides a body-forming cushion that is the ultimate in comfort. Others are goose down of a type seen in the most luxurious pillows. Still others may be a modern blend that combines great moisture wicking properties with supreme softness.
All are designed with the baby’s health and safety uppermost in mind.
Fabrics are made of mildew-resistant, hypo-allergenic material. Stuffing is manufactured to the highest standards of durability and are completely sterile. The shapes are carefully formed to minimize the odds of a fidgety baby sliding while they give the changer maximum function. Also available in a range of colors and designs, they add stellar style to their function.
Look into the latest in changing table offerings and you may never want to leave home again.