Wall changing tables

With the appearance of a newborn baby in the house, the question of choosing a changing table is acute. The variety of species makes the newly born parents get lost, but today a wall changing table with both positive and negative qualities is gaining special popularity.

Advantages and disadvantages

Wall changing table is a specific furniture for children. It consists of a frame, which is mounted on the wall, and a table top, which leans back. With the tabletop closed, the design is almost invisible. Such a table, as a rule, has a small number of shelves for children's hygiene products (usually 1–2) and squared sides with rounded ends. This structure of the product protects the child from falling.

Despite this, you can not leave the child alone on the table, you must always be close. Such a table is a necessary thing in a small apartment, as it is compact and does not take up much space. In addition, this design has the following advantages:

  • The ability to adjust the height under the growth of parents;
  • Easy installation and disassembly of the product. The table is easily attached to any surface (chipboard, concrete, brick);
  • No restrictions in location. It can be installed in the children's room, in the living room, and even in the bathroom;
  • The presence of small shelves allows you to store baby hygiene products, necessary for swaddling or massaging your baby. This allows you not to leave, and not to collect the necessary creams and oils from different shelves each time, everything is in one place;
  • Sustainable design. You can not be afraid that the table will turn over or fold in half (as it may be with folding changing tables);
  • Rich assortment. These tables are made in any color and from different materials (plastic, wood). This allows you to choose a table for any interior apartment.

A folding table on the wall has a couple of drawbacks:

  • The need to install an additional shelf or cabinet next to the table. The presence of small shelves at the table does not allow to store all children's belongings and accessories, so the challenge is to cope with this shortcoming;
  • There are traces on the wall after dismantling, as the mounting of the table implies making holes in the wall.

The choice of children's table should be approached more carefully and pay attention to many nuances.

Selection rules

Children's furniture as no other requires the choice of a special approach. When buying a wall table should pay attention to the following factors:

  • Quality of material. First of all, it should be safe and non-toxic. Choose an environmentally friendly material (wood, MDF). Wood is a more reliable material, and MDF is a cheaper counterpart, which is easy to wet clean. You can purchase a product from chipboard, but before buying, you must make sure it is safe. For this, you should ask the seller for a certificate of quality for this table. The metal table is also a priority for young parents, as it is a strong and durable product. Plastic tables are cheaper than the rest, but the quality and reliability are significantly inferior to other types of tables.

Experts advise when choosing a product to sniff the material. If there is a foreign or suspicious odor, then this product should not be purchased.

  • The size of the product. When choosing a table, preference should be given to a wider tabletop, as it will be practical for an older child. The length of the table should vary from 60 to 100 cm. For the smallest, it will be relevant and practical to use a surface of up to 70 cm, and for older children from 70 or more, therefore it is better to choose the average length of the table top.
  • Practicality of the whole structure. An excellent option would be a table with a mounted mattress, it will save you from additional expenses and searching for the necessary size. The material of the product must be moisture-resistant, practical and "breathable", and it is also easy to wash off dirt.
  • Availability of sides. It is worth paying attention to the protective sides, which should not be less than 5 cm in height. This value is optimal for keeping the child from falling and comfortable carrying out the necessary procedures.
  • The presence of durable shelves. Such devices will store children's personal hygiene items, so it should be quite wide. The number of shelves in the wall tables should be at least two. This will accommodate all the necessary accessories.

Product Design

One of the important factors in the selection of children's furniture is its color and design. It should blend harmoniously into the interior of the room. An interesting solution is a wooden table on the wall. The color of such a table can vary from light wood to wenge color, while the table top on the outside can be decorated with paintings or fabulous characters. When you open the table of this design move is not visible, but in the closed position, it may resemble a picture.

Do not particularly get involved in the decoration of the product. The surface of the table should be resistant to daily wet cleaning and should not become a gathering for dust and dirt, so you should not decorate the outer surface of the tabletop with carvings. The color of the product should be neutral, soft and pleasing to the eye.

Decorate a table depending on its further "fate." If you want to use it in the future for other purposes (for example, as a box for storing objects), then you should not use a children's design, for example, large cartoon characters. If the wall table is planned to be used only for its intended purpose, then this design will be appropriate. Wall changing table can be an indispensable item for the baby and his parents, one has only to approach his choice.

To learn how to make a wall changing table with your own hands, see the next video.

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