As you begin your exciting journey into parenthood, one essential item for creating the perfect nursery is a baby change table or changer dresser. Our Design Kids Baby Change Station guide aims to streamline the process of choosing the right baby change table or changer dresser. We'll address some of the most frequently asked questions that new parents have about the significance of a baby changing station. It's often those details like where to position the change table and what should be easily accessible that may not cross our minds until we find ourselves in the midst of a messy newborn nappy change!
A well-organised and functional change table is a practical hub for nappy changes. It's also the ideal spot for taking care of your baby's hygiene routine, including cleaning, hair brushing, nail trimming, and even a relaxing baby massage. When preparing your nursery for your little one's arrival, dedicating time to set up your change table correctly is essential for smooth nappy changes. Ensuring that everything is within arm's reach helps you avoid leaving your baby unattended on the table. Whether you're a first-time parent or simply updating your nursery setup, our change table checklist will guide you in creating a convenient and safe space for nappy changes.
Why Choose a Baby Change Table or Changer Dresser?
Baby change tables and changer dressers are the unsung heroes of the nursery, offering a multitude of benefits that will make your parenting journey smoother:
Space Magic: These practical nursery furniture pieces are the ultimate space-savers, cleverly combining a dedicated changing station with ample storage for nappies, wipes, tiny clothes, and all the other newborn baby essentials. No more fumbling for supplies; everything you need is at your fingertips, even during those late-night nappy changes when sleep deprivation is at its peak.
Safety First: Designed with your baby's safety in mind, our change tables and changer dressers feature changing trays with raised edges, ensuring that those wiggly moments are no cause for concern. You can change your baby with confidence, knowing they're secure.
Style Matters: Our collection is a treasure trove of styles and colours, allowing you to find a change table or dresser that perfectly complements your nursery's aesthetic. We believe that practicality and style can go hand in hand, making your nursery a beautiful and functional space.
Do I Really Need a Baby Change Table or Changer Dresser?
Absolutely! While you could change your baby on a bed or any flat surface, a dedicated change table or changer dresser offers not just convenience but also organisation, hygiene, and a touch of luxury. Most importantly they’re designed to spare your back from the strain of bending over repeatedly.
Where should I place my change table?
Position your change table close to the nursery lighting so that you can see clearly during those nighttime nappy changes. Practicality and convenience are key when it comes to creating the perfect changing station for your baby. Be aware of what you choose to hang near or around your change table. As baby grows they become more curious and move a lot. Avoid low lying shelves above the change table or anything that they may bump their head on.
What Should I Look for When Choosing a Baby Change Table or Changer Dresser?
Let's keep it practical from the start. Pay attention to the height of your change table; it should be ergonomic. In other words, you shouldn't have to bend over excessively or contort like Keanu Reeves in the Matrix just to reach the essentials.
Furniture with drawers is a smart choice. It allows easy access to your baby's necessities without leaving them on display all the time. Our Design Kids range of baby changer dressers have a few varieties of drawer options for added convenience. The best part? A changer with drawers remains incredibly useful for storage as your child grows, whether it's for their clothes, toys, or even in another room in your house.
A flat changing surface should be surrounded on all four sides by a guardrail, which should be at least 2 inches (5 centimeters) in height. The surface of the changing table should be lower in the middle than on the sides, which helps keep the baby from rolling from side to side. The addition of a change pad will contribute to the safety and comfort of your change table. Ensure it fits comfortably in your nursery and has enough storage space for all your baby’s needs. Traditional changing pads are fairly inexpensive and are designed to fit most changing tables or dressers with a built-in changer tray. They’re meant to be used with a changing pad cover (so you can remove and wash as often as required).
Can I Use a Baby Changer Dresser as Regular Furniture Later On?
Certainly! All of our Design Kids Baby Change Tables and Baby Dressers have removable changer tops / trays, allowing them to seamlessly transition into regular dressers or storage units as your baby grows into a toddler. It's a versatile investment that continues to serve your family's needs.
What is Greenguard Gold Certified Baby Nursery Furniture?
Greenguard Gold Certification is a prestigious designation awarded to baby nursery furniture and other products that meet stringent indoor air quality and safety standards. When you choose Greenguard Gold Certified nursery furniture, you're selecting products that have undergone rigorous testing to ensure they emit low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful chemicals.
This certification is especially important in a nursery, where your baby will spend a significant amount of time. Greenguard Gold Certified nursery furniture helps create a healthier indoor environment by minimizing exposure to pollutants and toxins. It provides peace of mind for parents who want to ensure that their baby's room is a safe and clean space for their little one to grow and thrive.
When shopping for baby nursery furniture, look for the Greenguard Gold Certification label to make an eco-conscious and health-conscious choice for your baby's well-being.
What Supplies do I need for my Baby Change Table?
A well-organised change table is a game-changer. Keep the most essential items within arm's reach for quick and convenient nappy changes.
Your changing station essentials list should include:
- 15-20 nappies
- 1 x baby wipes
- 1 x nappy rash cream
- 1 packet of disposable nappy bags / nappy sacks: Once you’ve taken off your baby’s dirty nappy place it in a nappy bag to help hide any bad smells and or help contain it for disposal.
- 1 x Hand Sanitiser: Having a bottle of hand sanitiser nearby means you can easily disinfect your hands immediately after you’ve done a nappy change without leaving baby alone!
- 1 x Nappy Bin and Nappy Bin Liners: We loved our nappy bin. A life saver for those times in the middle of the night where you can’t get straight to the rubbish bin. Large enough to store several dirty nappies, a good nappy bin helps to keep your change area clean and hygienic and can also hide the smell of dirty nappies.
- 3-6 spare changes of clothes: Having a number of sets of baby clothes close to your change table will ensure that you can easily swap out what they’re wearing when accidents happen. Full body rompers / onesies are best for newborns, depending on the season. Also a number of baby singlets for the colder months are good to have.
- 5-10 Plain cloth nappies for using when bottle feeding or placing over your change pad as required. Just generally handy to have with babies for cleaning up spills and thrills!
- 3 x Face Washers
- 2 x Bibs
- 2 x Hooded Towels
- 1 x packet of cotton pads
- 1 x Baby Moisturiser
- 1 x Thermometer
- 1 x Hair Brush
- 1 x baby nail clippers
- 1 x Massage Oil
- 1 x Bottle of Saline / Nasal aspirator, helps relieve blocked noses in 0-2 years (we loved Fess available from Chemist Warehouse)
- 1 x Change Pad
- 2 x Spare Change Pad Covers
How Do I Ensure My Change Table is Safe?
Safety is paramount. Choose a stable and secure change table. Keep all changing essentials within arm's reach before placing your baby on the table. Always stay with your baby, keeping a hand on them to prevent falls. Avoid overloading side pouches or compartments to prevent tipping. Teach older children to stay off the change table.
Design Kids provides an extensive range of baby changing tables tailored to various needs and tastes. Whether you prefer a dresser featuring a removable changing tray or a standalone change table, opt for one with convenient drawers or opt for tiered shelves, you're bound to discover the perfect addition to your nursery. Each option offers ample storage space for essentials like nappies and other supplies. Dive into our best baby change tables Australia collection today to discover the perfect addition to your nursery, and be prepared for your little one's arrival with both style and functionality.
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