Having a baby changes the way you look at your home.
Becoming a parent can shift your focus from furniture that looks fashionable to furniture that is functional for your family.
But that doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense or style or sacrifice your interior deign dreams.
Furnishing a home ready for a baby is actually a lot easier than you think.
The key to buying furniture for your new baby is to keep it simple.
Invest in well designed and good quality furniture that helps to make your day to day life with your little one a little bit easier.
A good place to start with baby furniture is with a great changing table.
Changing tables are not just for nappies…
Your changing table will become your go to baby station for all those tricky tasks that parents with newborns need some space for.
They’re the perfect size and space for getting your bub ready in the morning, for bath times, for bed times or for those times when you’re not quite sure what you’re doing with them…
Having a familiar spot for your baby is a great way of settling them down and making them easier to deal with.
Anyone that has has to change a particularly poopy, crying, teething baby will agree that it is much easy to get things done in a calm environment.
You can make your changing table a personal space for your little one by adding their favourite toys, colours and hanging mobiles to distract and calm them.
A changing table also has a lot of benefits for you…
You’ll find with a designated place to store your baby stuff your home will be less cluttered and everything will be easier to find.
Having everything in one place also makes it easier to see what you have and don’t have which makes stocking up on baby supplies a lot easier.
You won’t have to worry so much about running out of nappies mid wiping if you have an organised system!
It is also much kinder to your body to invest in a changing table.
Although it’s pretty easy to manoeuvre a newborn, picking up and moving a one year old can be a bit trickier.
Having a changing table at the right height for your body will save you straining your back and struggling with a squirmy baby.
They are also a good idea if you are worried about your baby’s safety.
Changing your bub on a dresser or a sofa is great every now and then…
But don’t forget that babies do like to roll around and there is always the possibility of an accident if your changing surface is not a properly designed for laying an infant on.
Obviously the big problem with changing tables is that you won’t need them forever…
However quality baby items do hold their value so they are really easy to sell on.
Or you could always upcycle and turn your changing table into something new for your little one’s big kid bedroom.
And don’t forget you could always have another one!
How did your changing table help you? Let us know in the comments below…