You need a changing table. Okay, you don't NEEED a changing table - you CAN change a baby on the floor or on your bed, or on the bathroom counter at your kids' school... anywhere really, but OH a changing table makes it SOOOO much easier. We didn't have one with number 2, and I kept a pretty little canvas bin thing with me, complete with diapers, wipes, etc. It was fine, but a changing table is better. NOW we have a changing table and we went the "put a changing contour pad on top of your existing dresser" route. It works fine. Our dresser is only a teeny bit bigger than the pad, though, and so Baby O. kicks anything and everything at the end right off. This is usually the dirty diaper I have just removed. I have been using it for 20 months and I curse it.
If you are pregnant, save yourself the hassle. Don't go searching around for the best one. You've found it. Buy this GORGEOUS changing table!! If you are going to have more kids you will use it and use it and use it.
Not only will your husband turn into a cool, "I'm still a skater punk at heart" kind of a dad, but you'll be able to keep everything together, and change that kid with plenty of room. If you aren't going to have any more kids, make it a nifty desk for your one kid:
And, hey, while you are out, BUY THIS CHAIR!!! I've wanted one for our kids for over 7 years now. USE yours for those seven years. JUST BUY IT!
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