I never use one. I prefer to change them on my lap. In saying that I am the only one I know that does it that way.
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30-08-2013 09:52 #21
30-08-2013 09:57 #22-
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I had one with my first two and I used it all the time however i never had one for my last three and didn't miss it.
30-08-2013 10:09 #23
We live in a 2 bd apartment so space is of a premium but the change table has still been essential. I dont think DS has ever been changed anywhere else when we've been at home.
As one pp mentioned, if you're tall it is killer trying to change them on something that is too low (bed etc) and I find getting up and down off the floor with a baby quite hard on my back.
I agree with many pp though that you might not need a change table per se if you can get a tall chest of drawers.
I tend to agree with your DH that a glider/rocker is unnecessary...but we would never have had space for one so I've lived without one and maybe I just don't know what I'm missing! I bf on the couch.
30-08-2013 10:17 #24
I didn't get a change table with my first bub when she was born and ended up buying one when she was 12 months old. I don't like changing on the floor or bed as it strains my back bending over and is just uncomfortable and also it's a bit dirty changing on the bed or floor. There might be poo explosion. Change table is vital for me.
30-08-2013 10:22 #25-
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It is hard to know what you will do or need until bub is here. I hardly ever use the change table so that was a waste of space and money. The nursery is up two flights or stairs and we spend most of the time in the lounge room. I also have found that they grow very quickly and it is hard to manage them her on the change table. It is actually very dangerous for my girl as she is a jumper. I find it much easier on the bed or floor.
Not sure about the chair. If I get one next time it will be in the lounge room so I can watch tv. You can just feed bub in bed. We have a single bed in her nursery.
I used a small set of bed side drawers and a closet.
30-08-2013 10:24 #26Senior Member
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I've never had a change table. Prior to DD1 being born I had DH make a bath cover out of painted MDF so the bath becomes a table. I have the change mat on it, and the baby bath when the kids were tiny. I like having access to the toilet during dirty nappy change. We just bought a plastic stool so there is no bending.
The best thing I found for helping with feeding was one of those bendy / triangular pillows from Big W. Much cheaper than from a baby store and is now used behind DS when he's sitting on the floor in case of falls.
30-08-2013 10:42 #27
I couldn't imagine not having a dedicated change area that focused on back health. If space is at a premium I would look into purchasing a change table that slips over your cot rails or a mat with raised edges that could be safely placed on a chest of drawers or a bench. A friend had hers on her dryer in the laundry.
30-08-2013 10:54 #28
I dunno what I would've done without one after my emergency c-section! We got a change table with drawers underneath it off of eBay for I think $130, such nice quality and definitely worth it.
30-08-2013 10:58 #29
I have one, it's covered in all sorts of stuff!
I got it as I knew I'd be having a c-section again, too painful to change on the floor or lounge.. Now he's older I either change him on my lap or on the floor. Sometimes on my bed.
I would recommend getting one, you may need it, you may not. They do make great 'stuff' holders though!
30-08-2013 11:11 #30
We're expecting our first and we'll be going the chest of drawers option with the change tray and mat on top of that like may of those who have already posted. We have a built in closet for hanging clothes but will definitely be needing that chest of drawers for all the foldables
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