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Does anyone have a crib/changer combo, sort of like this: https://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3927623&fromFinder=BRU:CribFinder&fromFinderCatId=3515381?
I was pretty set on putting a changing table on the dresser after yesterday's post. But, after taking a close look at the baby's room, the crib and dresser will be on opposite sides so I don't know if the changing area should be closer to the crib for nighttime changings. Does it even matter how close the changing area is to the crib?
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I really do not think the distance from the crib to the changing table really matters. You will have to carry the kid over either way...and think about it...the baby will be in your bedroom (I assume) for the first couple months at least anyway for nighttime feeds so chances are the changing table will not get much use at night in the beginning. In fact, many people I know put the changing pad on the counter in the master bath for easier access while the baby was in the cradle/bassinet.
We actually had a door opened in the master bath so the baby's room has direct access from our room. From our bed to the baby's room would be less than 5 feet. So, for now, I'm thinking that the baby will be in his/her room pretty soon. We plan to use that room as the nursery until the kids are older and then when we want more privacy we'll make that room the office. The only thing is that now I noticed there is less wall space for furniture between the two doorways, the closets, and a window.
So for convenience, it doesn't really matter. If I consider this one, then it will just be for the extra storage.
Ditto what the others have said. Where you place the crib in the room in regards to the changer shouldn't really be an issue. As long as it's all in the same room, it's not going to matter if you have to walk a few extra steps to get to the changer.
Having said that, there's nothing wrong with the combo thing you posted, so if you like that, go for it!
The distance between the 2 does not matter in my opinion.
I actually think that combo is a really bad idea b/c it will make it much easier for an older baby to climb out of the crib! The only times my kid climbed out of the crib was when DH decided the room needed to be changed around and he moved the dresser right next to the crib. DS was able to make it over the crib rails onto the dresser and we found him on the top by chance. Scary. (I, of course, moved the darn thing back right away)