When people did the roll call for the things we should have before the baby arrives, a changing table was always mentioned. I always had a picture in my head of what our son’s bedroom should look like. No, there was no change table in the picture!
- We live in a two bedroom unit no larger than 1,200sqft. When we first got married, our furniture list did not exceed more than 10 items. We hate clutter and prefer empty floor space.
- I did not see the necessity of a change table. Yes, it’s a secure and easy way to change your child but it’s also another piece of bulky furniture I did not want lying around.
- Instead of spending money on a change table, I wanted an additional couch in the living room to accompany the existing 3.5-seat sofa.
After my 200th time of surveying IKEA’s children’s section (both in store and online), we decided to purchase a change mat that usually goes on top of a change table. Of course, you can get something similar from Mothercare, but I liked IKEA‘s Gullunge cover with the red and blue hearts, and the fact that the change mat is inflatable. P
So here’s how we worked it out. We moved our existing Galant study table (also from IKEA) into our bedroom and placed the change mat on it. For ergonomic purposes, I place his bath tub on the study table too, and will continue to do this till he’s old enough to sit up in the tub.