How to Choose a Changing Table


When you have a baby, it’s inevitable for you to have a long list of things you need to buy in preparation for baby arrival. The list grows and grows and grows and grows. Ok. You get my drift. The point is, how do you decide what’s important? What’s necessary and what’s not necessary? The answer is… you don’t. I’m not being coy. I’m simply stating a fact. Everyone’s needs, necessities and situations are different. So what I need might not be what you need and vice versa.

One of the things I found I didn’t need on my list was a changing table. Some of my friends are adamant they needed them. My problem was I couldn’t find one to my liking. So, I’m dedicating this post on how to choose a changing table – even though I don’t have one.

First off, ask yourself these two questions:

  • Do you have space for one in your house?
  • Where will you put it? The baby room? The living room?
  • Would you be better off with a portable changing pad that can be moved from room to room?

Next, let’s say you’ve decided on buying a changing table. What do you look at?

  • Height of the table – make sure it’s at a height right for you – you don’t want to hurt your back with a table that’s too short or have trouble changing your baby’s diaper with a table that’s too high
  • Is the table sturdy? Does it shake?
  • Is there a rail that will help keep baby from rolling off the table? (by the way, you should never leave your baby unattended on a changing table not even for a second)
  • Is there space for supplies? diapers, wipes, ointment, extra onsies, etc.
  • Is there a way for your to strap or install a security strap to the changing table to the wall?

Didn’t think there was that much to deciding on a changing table? Just remember, anything involving babies and children always requires thought because you always need to think about safety when it involves your children.

Do you have other things you looked at when choosing your changing table? Share them with us by emailing

Happy Wednesday!

Rita is a weekly guest blogger here at This Lovely Home. You can usually find her blogging at Yippy Momma.

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