So now you have decided to buy a diaper changing table for your baby. The problem is, there are so many different styles and brands available that it can be difficult to choose the perfect baby changing pad for your situation.
There are four different types of diaper changing pad commonly available. Let's take a look at what makes each of them unique.
Essentially a mini mattress reserved solely for diaper changing time. A standard foam baby changing pad can either be slotted into a baby changing table or used on its own on any surface around the home, such as a dresser.
Many standard diaper changing pads will require the use of a changing pad cover to protect it from diaper leaks. Similar to a bed sheet, when dirty, simply change the changing pad cover.
There are lots of different types of foam baby changing pads available. The most common type is a thin, padded PVC mat with three raised sides. These are also usually the cheapest.
Wedge-style foam baby changing pad are slightly more expensive but also popular with many parents. They have a curved valley cut from one thick block of foam. The shape helps to stop your baby from rolling around.
Bear in mind that once your baby becomes mobile, she'll be able to wriggle about during nappy changes. At that point it will be safer to move her foam baby changing pad onto the floor.