While it may be easier to change a baby’s diaper while up high on a changing table, there are risks with having baby at that height.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests:
- Choose a changing table that is sturdy and has a guard rail at least 2 inches high all the way around.
- Look for a table that is concave in the middle to help prevent rolling off.
- While it’s a good idea to buckle the safety strap, make sure you never leave your baby, even for a second.
- Stash diaper changing supplies nearby, but out of your child’s reach. Never let your child play with a container of powder, which may be dangerous if inhaled.
- Keep disposable diapers out of a child’s reach, and make sure baby wears clothes over the diaper. Torn pieces of the plastic pose a choking hazard.