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01/01/2014 at 14:19
I had a lounge/diner when I had Harry so the dining table became more of a baby station as it was so convenient. This time the dining room is definitely for eating in and I wouldn't use it. So it'd probably be a changing mat on the floor, but both hubby and son are tall and have back problems.
If we had a 'changing place' upstairs do you think we would use it? Baby's room is pretty small so it's a biggish choice to make, if you see what I mean, space is tight. Just wondered if anyone bothered with a specific changing area. Thanks!
01/01/2014 at 14:26
We have a cot top changer, takes up no more space.
01/01/2014 at 14:29
Counter we bought a change mat from Babies r us that sits over the cot bed so no separate station required and it wasn't too expensive so not the end of the world if it doesn't get used all the time. Bed and baths will be upstairs so it'll certainly get used in the morning and evening and we will use our dining room table with a change mat otherwise. It can get lifted and cleared at mealtimes.
01/01/2014 at 15:22
We have a changer on the chest of drawers but haven't used it once in 8 months! We use a mat on the living room floor, even 6'3" H with a temperamental back.
01/01/2014 at 15:23
We had a bath/change table for W. I'm glad we had it as I wasn't able to change W on a change mat on the floor for a good few weeks, and we didn't have a cot for him straight away.
01/01/2014 at 15:32
We have a cot top changer but we hardly use it. It's upstairs so in the day I often don't feel like trailing upstairs so change on floor on a mat ( or on kitchen table when stitches were bad).
When upstairs we generally change on my bed on a mat.
Waste for us but looks neat, was inexpensive and we have used a few times so I'd still buy again as it was mo real loss from not using iyswim
01/01/2014 at 15:43
We have a chest of drawers changer and use it for every single change we do at home. Everything I need is in the drawers so never change him anywhere else. S loves being on it :)
01/01/2014 at 15:47
01/01/2014 at 16:23
Yes never used anything else for changes. We have a travel cot downstairs with a changing unit and a changing table in the nursery. The one downstairs is used far more often now he hasn't getting changed during the night.
01/01/2014 at 16:34
Yes, have used it everyday for both girls. I keep everything in it and it's the only place at home I do changes to save having stuff all over the house. Can't imagine not having it. When we finally stop using it for S, we can take the barriers off and it converts to a normal chest of drawers.
01/01/2014 at 17:39
At the start i def will use cot top.more often as the.nappy bucket (cloth) will be beside it.
01/01/2014 at 18:31
Nope. All nappy changes were done on my lap.
01/01/2014 at 19:06
No I just use my knee too, would never be bothered to go upstairs each time I needed to change nappies lol.
01/01/2014 at 19:18
01/01/2014 at 19:40
Had a changing unit in the nursery and used it for all changes initially, now he is heavier and I am lazier I tend to not bother going upstairs as much but I definitely still find it useful to have everything stored in the unit. It wasn't expensive, think it was £55 from ikea.
01/01/2014 at 20:21
I used ours in the nursery for every change until very mobile about 5 months in when it became dangerous. I couldn't get to the floor post csection anyway but always hated it when people change babies in the lounge filing the room with a lovely odour just before tea. So pre baby it'd been decided.
01/01/2014 at 21:04
We had a travel cot downstairs with a changing unit on it which we used in the early days but now I just change him on the floor. Certainly couldn't be bothered going upstairs forevery nappy change
01/01/2014 at 21:32
We got a set of drawers with a changing mat on the top & we use it for a lot of changes (my H uses it for all the changes he does even though it's on the 2nd floor). We still use it for a lot of changes at nearly 2 years.
01/01/2014 at 21:45
Yes, I imagine the tall ones of the house would make the effort to go upstairs rather than do it on the floor. I imagine I'll be doing 50% of the changes so I wanted to consider all the options.
We did buy 2 changing mats in the sale ages ago, one for up one for down.
01/01/2014 at 21:49
Mothercare are doing a basic one for £30 which I thought was pretty good.
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