Cross "changing table" off of your list of MUST-HAVE baby items. Those shiny wood tables at Babies R Us are undeniably pretty, but - if you're looking to cut costs - be rest assured that they're certainly not necessary.
Three kids later and we've never owned one. We've always just put a changing pad on top of a dresser.
Summer Infant's 4-sided changing pad ($25) is an excellent option. Highly rated on Amazon, the pad is thicker than most and cradles the baby as she is changed. The contoured sides ensure baby's safety, while the plush material of the cover (~$15) keeps her comfy. Our newborn always seems super content when we place her on the ultra-soft surface. I recommend both products.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Summer Infant 4-Sided Changing Pad and Ultra Plush Cover! To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Monday, May 21 at 11:59 p.m. All generic comments like “Enter me!” or “Love it” will be disqualified. Winner must provide a US mailing address.
* Thanks to Summer Infant for providing two pads – one for review and one for this giveaway.
*UPDATE* The winner is #7 Sara. Congratulations!