Folding changing tables
Being caring parents is the most important and difficult job. While the baby is still just a crumb, parents have to spend a lot of time to provide the child with full care - changing diapers, bathing, caring for the navel, ears, eyes - all these actions have to be done daily and not once. An indispensable attribute for these manipulations is the changing table.
Today, there are many varieties of changing tables from different manufacturers. It can be mobile or stationary. The first category includes folding and hanging options, as well as changing boards. The second type includes tables, shelves and children's dressers.
The most popular among mothers among all these options are folding changing tables. And this is not surprising, because they have a lot of advantages. Let us dwell in more detail on each option.
The design of the folding changing table often consists of a metal support (which folds like an ironing board) and a table top with boards made of plastic for changing.
The main advantage of these models of tables is obvious - they fold and unfold in seconds, and when folded they take up a minimum of space.
This will be a particularly important advantage for owners of small apartments. Another plus - ease of transportationthat gives you the opportunity to easily take it with you when you go for a few days to visit or to the country.
These types of tables are very convenient, they make it possible to comfortably perform all the procedures with the baby, and all the necessary accessories for this can be stored on the shelves that are below the table top. Some models of folding changing tables even have a bath for a baby bathing. It is also located below the removable tabletop.
An important requirement for using a folding changing table is ideally even floor covering. Otherwise the table may be unstable.
Of the shortcomings of this model, only one can be identified - a small number of shelves for storing children's hygiene items.For example, in models of dressers with tables there are many drawers and shelves where it is very convenient to store children's accessories.
Another very convenient option for small-sized pelenator is hanging changing table. Wall models of tables have a folding tabletop, similar to the folding table. It is attached to the wall at such a level that it would be convenient for parents to carry out all the manipulations with the baby.
After completing all the necessary procedures, the tabletop can be returned to its initial position, tightly pressed to the wall. Because of this, such a table uses a minimum of apartment space.
Many models of folding hanging options also have small shelves on which you can place the most necessary items for care. And if there is not enough space on these shelves, you can always place mounted shelves on the wall next to it, on which it will be possible to store diapers, diapers and other children's things.
Many modern models of wall folding tables come with a special holder for diapers.
Features of use
It should be noted that a changing table for baby care will be required from the first days of his life. Therefore, you can buy it before the baby is born. But how long you will use it, for sure it is impossible to say, because it depends, first of all, on the child’s development, as well as on the model of the table that you will use.
For example, the changing board, which is attached to the crib, can be used up to a maximum of 5-6 months, after this age it becomes too small for the crumbs. But folding options, as well as changing cabinets with large tabletops will last up to 10-12 months.
Such a piece of children's furniture as a changing table, although not used for a very long time (up to a year), however, is a very important element. It is a hard surface that allows the spine of a child to form correctly. And of course, it will be much more convenient for the mother after the birth to manage the baby on the changing table rather than leaning towards him at the level of the sofa.
Selecting the size of the changing table, keep in mind that the crumb must fit completely on its surface - from the head to the legs.
They can be quite easily purchased with a reserve for growth so that this furniture will serve you as long as possible. For babies up to 6 months, a table with a length of 70-80 cm is suitable. Children from 7 months to a year need a table up to 100 cm long.
All furniture for newborn babies should be safe as well as durable. That is why the optimal material for changing tables is natural wood, because it is non-toxic and completely safe for the health of the baby.
Many folding models use metal and plastic materials that are also safe for children's health. The most important thing is to choose reliable manufacturers who make high quality products.
When choosing a folding changing table, also pay attention to the safety of the substances used for external coating of products - varnishes and paints must be non-toxic and completely safe.
How to choose?
Each family selects a suitable model for the changing table individually for their needs. It is very important to take into account the dimensions of the apartment. However, which model of the table you would not choose It is very important that the product meets a number of important requirements:
- Furniture must be durable, reliable and sustainable;
- The length of the changing surface must match the height of the child;
- The materials from which the product is made must be environmentally friendly and completely safe for the health of the baby;
- Existence of additional shelves and boxes for storage of things of the baby;
- Ease of assembly and reliability of all mounts.
On how to make a folding changing table with your own hands, you will see in the next video.