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I have a 14 month old. When did you stop using a change table?


Posted anonymously, 2nd June 2015


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  • 13 months and still going, my knees hurt at just the thought of changing her on the floor


  • My 5yr old is still not fully toilet trained (as many children with Down syndrome she’s delayed in this area) and just got rid of the changing table after I recovered of an operation this year.


  • I stopped using it as a change table when bub got too long and too wriggly. I graduated to changing bub on the floor, and converted the change table to a toy storage area. When the next bub came along, it was converted back to its original purpose, and the toys were put back in a plastic storage box.


  • I love those tables . My sister in law gave me her old one and I used it until either they were too heavy to lift up , or their bodies were longer than the table. I had a change mat with a matching nappy bag , so that became the next best thing once the change table was gone . It is much easier to lie on the floor and change them when they are growing bigger and heavier .


  • It brings back memories when my sister in law lent me her old one and it was very convenient. I stopped when basically the child gets too big to lie on top of it . I still remember when my daughter nearly rolled of It. such a close call .


  • When mine stopped wearing nappies is when I stopped using the table


  • Stopped using it when my daughter started rolling and fighting nappy changes


  • We stopped using ours around 10 months as I moved houses and didn’t have the room in his bedroom for it. But I generally changed him on a blanket on the floor from 6 months.


  • I was wondering this this morning when my 20 month old was treaying it like a stage and standing on it! Sometimes she stays put and other times it’s a battle. I definitely find I am using it less and find the ottoman in the loungeroom easier during the day (no handles for her to cling onto and flip herself on her belly)


  • We still use it sometimes but I find it easier to change on the couch wit the telly on to stop her from rolling around when she has poo.


  • It does vary from child to child.


  • My daughter is 20 months and this is something that’s been on my mind. Sometimes she can be quite wriggly which worries me. Also, her little feet are beginning to hang over the end. I’m playing it by ear but will keep using the change table until she’s either to big/ heavy, or it gets dangerous and unsafe for either her (or me) to use!


  • We’re still on the change table at nearly 3.. He’s decided he doesn’t want to toilet train yet.


  • We stopped using it when it didn’t feel safe. My child was around about 15-16 months.


  • I never ever had a changing table. I used the large kitchen table and I had a roll up mat with a plastic vinyl backing that I would place a small blanket with a clean nappy on and change bubs on that. Very hygienic and never had to worry about the table tipping over etc. When I was out visiting a bed or the floor would suffice. I think from memory I had a smaller roll up changing mat for on the go days!


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