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Changing Units, Changing Mats-Are they Necessary?

Changing diapers... all day, all night!
That’s life for the first year or so, and then it starts to slow down, thankfully. Something that can make the whole experience much easier is getting a good diaper changing unit for your nursery. Here are some tips to help you answer these types of questions: 

Necessary? No. Helpful? Yes. How? Convenience.

A changing unit can make changing your baby’s nappy easier, as you won’t have to bend down or squat over your baby. You’ll be able to change baby at a height that is comfortable for you.  This is actually a major benefit – changing a baby on the floor puts a huge strain on the back and the knees.  You’ll be changing baby several times a day, every single day, so that could potentially be putting a lot of stress on your back and knees so it can also be considered a major health benefit. *wink*

How to choose a changing unit?

Make sure that the changing unit feels sturdy, and sits securely. The top should have a raised edge or a guard rail to help stop your baby from rolling off. Though do remember that even if it seems really secure, never leave your baby unattended on a changing table. Even turning away for a few seconds puts your baby at risk of a fall. Some changing units are padded or come with a changing mat, but you may need to buy your mat separately.

What's the Best type of changing unit?

If space is tight, you may want to consider a cot-top changer. This is a sturdy changing surface that fits horizontally over the top of your baby's cot. And the best cot-top changer is from Baby Comfort UK and you may get it here.