Changing Table Pads - 5 Types to Choose From
A portable changing table is a special type of changing pad that provides comfort for the baby during diaper changing. They are designed to provide comfort for the child while allowing him to change diapers, instead of you having to do it. This can save you a lot of time, as you don't have to get up and move your baby from the changing table to the bottom of the diaper changing area. Most parents agree that it is a much more comfortable method than using a traditional diaper changing table.
Choosing the best changing table pad can be difficult. There are many different brands, styles, and designs that are available. Here are some tips to help you choose the right one for your baby and your changing needs. First, consider what you will be using your table for.
If you only plan on changing your baby frequently and/or frequently changing multiple times per day, you should purchase a pad that has extra padding. It is best to get a pad that also folds flat for easy storage. These types of pads are usually made of high quality materials. If you plan on doing a lot of diaper changes with your baby, you might want to consider purchasing a disposable changing pads that last longer than most pads.
What kind of surface do you plan on using your changing pad for? Some people find a thicker pad to be more comfortable. There are also thin-skinned pads available. Consider how easy it is to clean a diaper changing pad. You can either buy disposable changing pads or simply make your own. Disposable pads are best for short-term changing.
If you want to keep baby completely dry, you may want to purchase a changing station that features a built in skip hop. This feature allows you to place a pad on the bottom of your changing station and the child will skip the pad when changing a diaper. This will keep baby completely dry. However, it does mean you need to purchase the matching pad for your changing station.
There are some mothers that choose to purchase a poopoose. A porpoise (also known as a pooper scooper) looks similar to a baby diaper changing pad except for the fact that it has a handle for easy carrying and removal. Porpoises are great for quick changes because they do not require using two changing pads. Poopooses also prevent your baby from having accidents because they keep the waste contained.
Other mothers use portable changing pads that sit atop their changing station. These pads are great if you change very frequently and do not want to carry a diaper bag. Pads sit on top of the portable changing stations and are easy to remove when you need to change a diaper. The only downside to these is that they tend to get dirty very quickly because you cannot clean them as easily as disposable diapers.
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One great idea is a contoured changing pad. These baby changing pads have sides that contour around the waist and tummy area so that baby can slip comfortably between the pad and the changing pad. It is designed with contouring edges around the waist and tummy to help support the baby and prevent diaper rashes. You will want to make sure the contoured changing pads are made from high quality material because if they are not, they will tear and wear quickly. Cheap disposable changing pads are not recommended for newborns because they may cause sores or blisters.
A contoured changing table pad can be purchased without any sides. A parent can purchase the pad and then cut the sides out as the baby grows. This works great because the pad stays level and does not change as baby grows. These type changing tables are also great if you are going to be traveling with a baby because it is easy to fold up and fit into your car trunk. Another great thing about this pad is that the changing bar is at the height parents prefer. Parents can adjust it to fit their preferences.
The last type of pad that is great is a portable changing table. These portable pads are great for when you are on the go but still want to keep your baby safe and comfortable. These portable changing tables are great because they can be taken anywhere with you. They also fold up and fit into a diaper bag so there is no hassle of cleaning up the mess or having to worry about washing the pad after baby uses it.