Changing table? Yes, No?

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Changing table? Yes, No?
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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 3:35am

Will you be using/buying a changing table this time?

I didn't get one with my DD. I just got this cushioned pad thing and changed her on the floor or bed. But I'm thinking about getting one this time because it's harder for me to get up off the floor now (as embarrassing as that is to say). Is it worth it? I thought about just buying a crib with a changer attatched. Anyone have one like that previously? Did you like it or dislike it?

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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 6:32am
I have one that converts onto a dresser. I've had it since my first born. Used it as a change table for him up to about 18 months. Never used it for my second for anything but a dresser. I doubt I'll use it as a change table for the baby.
I personally found it easier to just change baby where ever I am.
Jen
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Mommy to Chase (5) and Jasper (1)
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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 8:52am
I attached a cushioned change pad to the top of a dresser and used it exclusively for my first. By the time#2 came I just changed her where I was.
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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 11:30am
We have one that my grandfather made for me when I was born that also has good storage underneath for clothes/diapers. For the first 5-6 months we just changed the lids wherever. We used the changing table for about a year for each of them while they were squirmy because we could buckle them in. After that, we switched back to changing them anywhere again.

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DD born 10/15/08, Baby #2 due 10/18/10


 

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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 2:49pm
I agree with the other girls. With my first child, I changed him on the dresser on a changing cushion. With my second, I changed here whereever I was. I plan to use that method this time around. I won't be investing in a changing table...
-Niomi Proud Mommy of Isaiah (5), Alexandria (3) and Expecting 11/2/2012 pregnancy
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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 3:15pm

I have a changing table but I have never used it for the baby lol.

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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 4:49pm

I didnt have one for my first baby but I bought a crib set for my second baby when he was 5 months and I rarely used it. I use it sometimes now if I dont feel like getting on the floor (lol) but I use it for decoration now. The boys always take the diapers off and throw them all over the room so I put a few pictures up in it and use it for a display. Maybe with this next baby I will use but only time will tell. Here is a pic of what mine

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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 1:11am
YES!!! LOVE them! I used the one with DS until he was 2 1/2 and potty trained. I don't know how they do it without! I don't like to squat down on the floor, and I don't want to chance getting pee or poo on a bed!
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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 1:11am
Oh, forgot to say that I had a dresser where the top was used as a changing table. We will probably do something like that this time also.
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