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Baby Change Tables Buying Guide

Change tables, diaper bags & more to take the “ick” out of change time. Diapering can be easy & simple with the right products.

 
 

Creating a permanent changing station as well as having a simple and portable way to transport diapering supplies is a must for new parents & old pros alike. Newborns and small infants go through a large quantity of diapers, so being as prepared as possible with a convenient and easy to use system in place is the best way to get through the repetitive diaper changes. As babies become toddlers and begin to move around, new challenges present themselves, even as the frequency of changes reduces. We can explain all the options for change tables & diaper bags and how they can work for you to make changing a breeze.

Change Tables

A change table can be a convenient addition to a nursery for a few reasons. First, it gives you a central change area where you can store supplies you’ll need, and second, a properly sized change table can save your back from undue stooping or stretching. When you really think about it, for the first few years of your baby’s life you’ll be spending a lot of time changing diapers! Keeping the task as easy and comfortable as possible is a good idea.

Your primary concern should be in finding a sturdy change table that is the right height for both parents. The change table should be rugged and solid, and able to hold a wiggly baby without movement. Most change tables come with a guardrail to help with safety concerns, but this alone is not a guard against injury. A baby should never be left unattended at any time on a change table.

In terms of features, most change tables come with a vinyl or easily-wiped-clean changing pad that sits on the table to make it comfortable for baby. The pad can be flat or contoured to help prevent the baby from rolling, but all pads should have a security strap that buckles your baby in place. Remember; always use the security strap to help keep your little bundle safe!

Another feature to look for is storage, and there’s a wide variety of change tables with open shelving, drawers and cupboard-style storage on the market. You should also consider the style and space you envision for your change table. Today, there are more options than ever for space-saving and multi-purpose pieces, so choose wisely! For example, Sears carries high-low tables that act as both a dresser for clothing and a change table on top, as well as open-shelving change tables that can convert to a bookcase after your baby is toilet trained. You can also purchase a change table that is part of a set and matches other pieces in the room, like the crib or dresser.

When all is said and done, you should choose a change table that suits your budget, your space and most importantly, your needs. Happy shopping!

 

Diaper Bags

If you’re thinking about a specific place to do diaper duty with your little one, you’ll quickly realize that having all of the supplies you need while on the go will be essential. That calls for a diaper bag that will be roomy and convenient enough to meet all of your needs. There are just a few things to consider when looking for a diaper bag.

You should look for one with the space that you need. They come in a variety of sizes, but the bigger the better! If you’re a first-time parent, you’ll be surprised at how much you’ll have to bring even for a short outing. And if you have already been through the baby stage with another child, you know that your needed supplies will increase with the addition of another one! Go for designs with lots of pockets and compartments so that small items are easy to find on the go. Also, look for a style that you can carry the way that you want. Nowadays, messenger style bags that cross your body and leave both of your hands free are popular, but standard shoulder straps are also a good choice.

Finally, when it comes to colours and styles, the sky’s the limit! You can often find diaper bags to match your strollers or car seats, or go with something completely different to suit your tastes. Sears has a great selection to choose from, so check them out!