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The 10 best tips for choosing the right chest of drawers

February 01, 2021 Read time


10 Tips to Save Money When Buying a Changing Table

How nice that you are going to decorate your nursery. You are probably super happy with your pregnancy. How beautiful it is that a child is growing in your stomach that you can take care of later. yet it also brings with it the necessary concerns. You are faced with the task of furnishing a baby room. What do you have to think about. as a parent-to-be you go through that process which is fun but can also bring some uncertainty. What do you have to take into account when choosing yes changing table for your nursery. Here is a list of 10 tips to help you make the right choice. 

1 How long do you use a changing table

You will of course use the changing table immediately when your baby is born. Or for grandparents, from the moment you can babysit the baby. You change your baby on the changing table and change the diaper. You can also dry your baby after bathing and showering. but you will also change the necessary diapers on the changing table. The furniture will be used intensively. At some point you can dress your child if he can stand and walk. But you will still need the changing table for a long time to change the diapers. until the moment your child is toilet trained. That is between the ages of 3 and 4 years. At the age of 4 they go to primary school and your child must be able to go to the toilet independently. Around the age of 3, your child will also use a different bed and you are ready for a toddler room and the changing table becomes redundant. 

2 What height should I choose for an ergonomic chest of drawers

Because you dress your child most often in the evening and morning, you will notice that when using the changing table you do not walk on your heels or shoes, but on your bare feet, socks or slippers. The best for your russian is that when you stand in front of the changing table you can dress your child with your arms at an angle of 90 degrees. This is different for everyone because everyone has their own spring. 

You can buy chests of drawers in different heights ranging from 85 and 105 cm high. 

Perhaps a bit difficult to measure with your growing belly. I have an easy tip to choose the correct height chest. Take a ball of twine and roll it out to the ground, stand with your foot on the tip. Cut the string in your hand when you have formed a 90 degree angle with your arm. Now you can measure the string with a centimeter. Now you have determined your ideal working height, subtract 5 cm from it for the height of the changing mat, and you have determined the ideal height for the changing table yourself. 

3 Which aspects of safety should I consider

Safety is one of the most important elements in your baby room. as a brand new parent you naturally want to make the right choices. Also when choosing a changing table. You want to avoid the most common dangers. You want to create a safe living environment for your child. The most common accidents with a changing table is that you walk away from the changing table yourself. So make sure you never walk away from your child when he or she is lying on the changing table. In addition, it is useful if you have the necessary clothing and changing items within reach. a good tip could be to prepare the clothes for your child when getting dressed before you put him or her on the changing table. always hang a nice package ready, for example. This is also very useful for your partner or babysitter who is not always aware of the weather and the clothing size of your child. Or that your child takes with you if you want to grab something quickly.

5 How do I conveniently set up a changing table?

A nice changing mat belongs on the changing table. there are quite a few in circulation and also read my blog with tips for choosing a good changing mat here.

Then it is useful to have a shelf above the chest of drawers where you can hang some clothes. So that you always have it within reach. That saves some searching in the clothes drawer or closet. 

You need various items to change your baby. The basis is diaper wipes and butt cream. Optionally, you can opt for diaper bags, so that you can dispose of them without odor. Then for the care of your baby you have body cream and body oil. But a comb for the hairs and nail scissors are also handy to have around. It is nice to have a good diaper pail next to the changing table. So that you can clean up the diaper mess immediately. 

4 Where do I put the changing table in my nursery

The best place for your changing table depends on the design and space of your nursery. You will notice that you often lift your child out of bed and put it on the changing table. And that you first put your child on the changing table and then in the bed. So choose a central place in the nursery where you can easily walk to and from. 

Also think of good light so that you can see your child well when dressing and undressing. This can be helpful in recognizing nappy rash or certain teething problems or ticks

6 Which color do I choose for my dresser

Which color dresser do you choose. It is important for your child that there are not too many stimuli in the room. It is therefore preferable to choose light, quiet colors. Don't be too busy. You have different colors of changing tables. There are wood-colored, white, gray and even black dressers. You can opt for a baby room set where everything fits together. If you want a unique nursery, you can choose some furniture together yourself. People also often choose to buy a blank piece of furniture and paint it in the color of your nursery. 

7 What types of chests are available 

There are different types of changing tables on the market. 

You can choose a standing or hanging chest of drawers. A hanging chest of drawers is often called a wall chest of drawers and has the advantage that you save space. Ideal for the somewhat smaller nursery. In addition, this is also a good choice for the long term. You can use the wall changing table after the nappy period of 3 years in the toddler room or living room as a desk. You have a standing chest of drawers with and without drawers. The drawers are useful for storing clothes and diapers. 

First it is useful to know whether you prefer to change horizontally or vertically. In this article you can find out in detail the pros and cons of the two changing methods. 

8 What does an average changing table cost? 

The expenses for a chest of drawers vary a lot. Remember that you can use the changing table for several children if you might plan to do this. So if you want two children, you can use the changing table for about 6 years. 

If you choose a wall chest of drawers that you will also use as a desk, you can continue to use the wall unit for life. first as a chest of drawers, as a children's desk and later as a study place for your teenager in his student room. 

the cost of a commode at the Prenatal are between 250 and 525 euros. The cost of a chest of drawers ikea are for sale from 24,95, then you really have a bare piece of furniture. The prices at Baby Park vary between 165 - 540 euros. Petite Amelie offers changing tables from 169,95 to 340 euros. Babywoods wall cabinets vary between 179,95 and 300 euros. The baby stall has similar prices from 169,95 to 500 euros. 

9 Which brands of changing tables are there

There are a lot of baby room brands that you can buy in the various baby stores. For example in the prenatal room Anouk, Loire or Mirko. But Bopita is also a well-known brand. The Myllra is new to Ikea, although I find the overhang awkward. For your cupboard you have to dive under your commode shelf. Not really ergonomic and handy just after giving birth. 

10 Tips to Save Money When Buying a Changing Table

When you buy a changing table, keep in mind that you will only use it for a limited period. That it then becomes a bit redundant. It is more convenient to invest your money in a good wardrobe where you can also store your children's clothes in the long term. Or if possible, buy a changing table that is multifunctional. For example, you can use the wall dresser very well as a desk at a later time in childhood. That's super handy. Instead, opt for real wooden furniture, which you can sand it down again and repaint it in the color of the room. Most furniture nowadays is made of laminated wood, which breaks easily and is difficult to repaint or renovate.

You can of course also just use your nursery when it is no longer in use marketplace to buy. On the marketplace you can also find a lot of second-hand baby room furniture for sale.

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