The Best Baby Changing Table Options

Let's read about some ideas for choosing the best changing tables for your baby, so you can find the one that you can adapt to your likes, the space available in the baby's room and your comfort.
The Best Baby Changing Table Options

Last update: 31 January, 2019

When a baby arrives in the family, it’s necessary to reorganize the furniture and get a room ready for the needs of the little one. Shopping around for exactly the right furniture can make you go a little crazy. Here in this article, you can find some ideas for choosing the best changing table.

Find out the advantages and disadvantages of each option so you can make an informed choice. Choose the one that will be best suited to your likes and the space you have available in the baby’s room.

Conventional changing table

Conventional changing tables are those tables that have traditionally been used. These consist of a smallish table with long legs, a mattress on the top surface for changing the baby, and beneath some drawers for storage.

This type of changing table is the most comfortable and spacious, as much for your baby as well as for storing things. The inconvenient part is that they can take up a lot of space. If you don’t have a particularly big room available to use for your baby, it might be difficult to find room for one of these.

A wall or corner changing table

If you’ve started to gather furniture for your little one’s bedroom, you’ve probably already had some space problems. The cot or crib, changing table, closet, an armchair for feeding the baby, a bookshelf or dresser… It might be impossible to make everything fit in the one room.

One way of saving space and at the same time having a well-equipped room for your baby is to install a wall changing table. This type of changing table can be opened when you want to use it. And, when it’s closed, it forms part of the wall. They are very comfortable to use and don’t take up any space. So, one of these could be a great option.

If a lack of space isn’t so much of an issue that you have to install a wall changing table, another option is to install a corner type table. Generally, the corners of a room aren’t utilized fully, so you’ll be able to make good use of one corner.

These are conventional changing tables but made for a corner. In the part beneath the table, they have drawers or shelves that are perfect for storing everything you need. They are a great option for changing nappies comfortably and at the same time making the most of the room.

Multi-use cots

This multi-functional item of furniture is coming more and more into the limelight. This type of changing table is perfect for making the most of the space. And, at the same time, you can have everything you need handy for caring for your baby.

Currently, many of the multi-use cots available on the market also include a changing table. It’s a very comfortable way of having two functions available in one piece of furniture. It’s also common for these cots to have drawers, so you can keep all you need close for changing your baby.

Are you interested in one of these types of cots? Well, you should know that some come with up to five different functions. They are a great way to maximize the space available and to be able to have all the different items necessary in the one place.

When looking for a changing table for your baby, you could purchase a multi-use cot with a changer included

Bath/changing table

Combined baby bath/changing tables are another example of multi-use furniture. In this case, in the one item of furniture, you can find a baby bath and changing table combined.

There are different types. You might like a simple item of furniture with the two functions included. Or you could even look for a portable changing table that you can install as part of the bath in your bathroom. Depending on your needs, preferences or degree of comfort required, one or another of these types could be suitable for your home.

Within this type of change tables, you can find a variety of prices. Those that are integrated with another function are the most expensive. On the other hand, those that you can mount on top of the bathtub are more economical due to their simple structure.

Changing tables with collapsible legs and folding changing tables

If you are part of a family of travelers, your best option could be a changing table with collapsible legs or a fold-up changing table. If you’re going to be moving around a lot, one of these would be the most comfortable option for you. Why? Because you can set it up easily and doesn’t take up space when it’s folded up.

Fold-up changing tables are made of plastic and are filled with air by means of a valve. They don’t take up any space and you can fold them up easily, which make them the perfect travel companion. They are also easy to clean; you just need a damp cloth. They do have a disadvantage, however. They aren’t as stable as a conventional changing table, which is why you probably shouldn’t use one on a daily basis.

Changing tables with collapsible legs are a good option. You can transport them anywhere. They are also easy to use since you just have to put the legs in place and you’re ready to go. They are very stable and comfortable and are available in various sizes, depending on the age of your baby.

You could use this type of changing table even in a public bathroom. Although more and more public bathrooms now include changing tables, there are still many without this important item.