Alternatives to Traditional Changing Tables

Over and over, when asked what baby item to skip, readers have urged parents-to-be to forgo a traditional changing table. Typically they're not very attractive and their utility is relatively short-lived compared to more versatile furnishings. This advice is especially true in small nurseries. 

Instead, opt for a dresser, bureau, or desk at a suitable height and width and commandeer the surface for a few years. When your baby is out of diapers, you still have a functional piece of furniture.

Here is a selection of twenty rooms without traditional changing tables to give you an idea of other options. In fact, looking through our archives it was hard to find more than a handful of rooms with "official" changing tables. 

It was also interesting to see where and how parents stored diapering supplies. Many are absent from the photos; either removed temporarily when the photos were taken or, presumably, hidden away in the drawers of these pieces. Other parents hung a shelf above the changing area to hold supplies. 

ROW ONE:

A Neutral Nursery with a Pop of Orange
Zadie's A to Z Abode
Sammy's Happy Hodgepodge Haven
Liyam's Nursery Nook in the Dining Room
Harriet's Pleasing Purple Nursery

ROW TWO:

Silas' Poised for Adventure Room
Kenley's Brave Green Room
My Room: Amelia
Emerson Kate's Soft, Vintage-Feel Nursery
Madelyn's Vintage Meets Modern Nursery

ROW THREE:

My Room: Baby Boots
Sayer's Sparingly Bold Nostalgia
My Room: Abe
Baby Roo's Colorful & Cozy City Digs
Lucy Moves In With Violet

ROW FOUR:

Charlie's Eclectic Mix
Lupe's Forward Thinking Nursery
Iris' Warm Whimsical Space
Molly's Vintage Room with Pops of Red
Tenley's Dreamy Lilac Nursery

(Images: as linked in original posts)







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