Baby changing stations can be mounted on the wall or on the countertop. The most basic models are spacious enough to accommodate one baby and a few baby necessities and usually have child protection straps that secure the baby in place. However, no matter how stable or secure baby changing stations are, mothers are still advised not leave their babies on the stations unattended
Types of Baby Changing Stations
Kinds of Baby Changing Stations include the following:
Hanging baby changing stations
Hanging baby changing stations have two parts: the upper half, which is securely mounted on the wall, and the lower half, which serves as the changing. They are usually made with steel-on-steel hinges for stability and durability, and can be folded when not in use. Most models have a weight capacity of 400 pounds.
Hanging baby changing stations usually have diaper bag hooks for hanging the diaper bags, making baby diapers and other necessities for changing accessible.
Surface-mounted baby changing stations
Surface-mounted baby changing stations eat up a lot of space because they are mounted on flat horizontal surfaces such as tables and bathroom countertops. They are more stable than the hanging models. Weight capacity is typically more than 400 pounds.
They are usually made of high-density polyethylene.
Choosing Baby Changing Stations (Buying tips)
Stability and weight capacity: Choose a baby changing station sturdy enough to accommodate one baby and a few baby accessories such as a diaper bag and clothes.
Corners: Choose a changing station with blunt corners. Sharp corners can injure you or your baby.