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When are you ditching the changing table??

C is super tall, and won't be fitting on her changing pad in the near future. Today, to try it out, I changed her on a blanket on the floor. It seemed so much easier, and I may just do this from now on. I am thinking of retiring the changing pad on the dresser. She barely fits in it anyway, so why not just get rid of it?

Anyone else ditching the changing table/pad soon? 

Re: When are you ditching the changing table??

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    My BIL made ours so we want to keep it for a while. He also made it super long and we got a long pad so R still fits on it. I'll be sad when he doesn't fit on it anymore!
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    He still fits well on our changing pad (on top of his bureau (sp?)) but he's outgrowing the changer on the PnP.  I might get rid of it; it'll be nice to have that corner of my living room back
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    You will be a bad mom if you don't use a changing table.Geez! What were you thinking.
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    I think we'll be ditching the changing table soon, but mostly because DS is a wild man and has been flipping himself on to his tummy while on the changing table while I'm trying to change him! I think we'll be moving the changing pad to the floor and tucking it under his crib between changes. 
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    imageuluvfranke:
    You will be a bad mom if you don't use a changing table.Geez! What were you thinking.

    I know, I know. What AM I thinking...?

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    imagekcl22:
    He still fits well on our changing pad (on top of his bureau (sp?)) but he's outgrowing the changer on the PnP.  I might get rid of it; it'll be nice to have that corner of my living room back
    We just took our PNP down and our living room looks huge!! I was only using it for the changer so now I just come upstairs to do it. I think we'll be getting rid of his changing pad soon too. He's getting too wiggly on it and I think it'd be easier on my bed where I'm not constanly afraid he's going to throw himself off.
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    No, we will not be ditching it anytime soon.  K absolutely loves it, and it makes my life so much easier, as we have everything stored in one central location, etc.
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    imageBeerBeck:
    No, we will not be ditching it anytime soon.  K absolutely loves it, and it makes my life so much easier, as we have everything stored in one central location, etc.

    We have all of our diaper change items in a basket above the dresser. I would just bring that down too. Hopefully it's convenient enough haha. 

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    imagenikipau144:

    C is super tall, and won't be fitting on her changing pad in the near future. Today, to try it out, I changed her on a blanket on the floor. It seemed so much easier, and I may just do this from now on. I am thinking of retiring the changing pad on the dresser. She barely fits in it anyway, so why not just get rid of it?

    Anyone else ditching the changing table/pad soon? 

    Wait, you're supposed to have a changing table?

    I just used a changing pad on the floor. After all, then I don't ever have to worry about her rolling onto the floor from any height if you turn your back for a second to mess with the wipes not cooperating.

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    I used the changing table with Olivia until she was potty trained at 20 months old...  I have no plan on stopping with Abigail anytime soon.
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    DS is almost 2, and we still use the changing table. I don't think it's wrong to not use one, I think it's just personal preference. I hate bending down for all of the diaper changes, and it's easier for me to pin DS down when he's being squirrely during a diaper change.

    And no, your LOs are not outgrowing the changing table. It's not like once their legs are longer than the table, then you can't use it or anything.

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    imagewife1014:
    I used the changing table with Olivia until she was potty trained at 20 months old...  I have no plan on stopping with Abigail anytime soon.

    How was O length-wise? Was she still fitting pretty well into it? C is already about to outgrow it, I couldn't see her in it for that long. I would love to use it that long, but just don't see it happening. 

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    imagewife1014:
    I used the changing table with Olivia until she was potty trained at 20 months old...  I have no plan on stopping with Abigail anytime soon.
    Good job on the early potty training! That is awesome! I love potty training.When I worked at a daycare I had the potty training class. I swear I loved every second.Call me weird,it was so fun watching them grow up.
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    I think it is what is convenient for you. And what is convenient for you, might not be for someone else. I used to babysit 3 little girls and I always changed them on the floor because that is what their parents did so I just followed along. Now that DS is here, I change him on the changing table every.single.time. and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. I can see it both ways.
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    imageJoannaJes:

    DS is almost 2, and we still use the changing table. I don't think it's wrong to not use one, I think it's just personal preference. I hate bending down for all of the diaper changes, and it's easier for me to pin DS down when he's being squirrely during a diaper change.

    And no, your LOs are not outgrowing the changing table. It's not like once their legs are longer than the table, then you can't use it or anything.

    Very true. I guess I didn't really consider the fact that it's fine if their legs dangle off of on end. Good point! 

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    He's getting pretty wiggly, so it will probably be pretty soon.
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    We used ours until DS was 2!  He always did well on it...I usually changed him on the floor, but when I was pregnant with #2 it was so so much easier to change him on the changing table.  He didn't fit completely, but we made it work.
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    OH man, it hurts my back to change her anywhere that I have to bend over.  I dont see us ditching the changing table any time soon!
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    I ditched it the first week. 
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    We live in a 3story townhouse, most of the diaper changes happen on the bottom or middle floor without the changing table. We just have a diaper station on each floor, and he gets changed on the floor. I only use the changing table if he needs one in the middle of the night (where it's clear he's definitely pooped, to avoid a mess in the morning) or before/after a nap. But 90% of the time, we're in another room.Thank goodness we bought it 2nd hand for only $50!
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    If we are upstairs we change him on the changing table, but if we are downstairs we change him on a pad on the living room floor.  Honestly I doubt we will give up the changing table anytime soon.  The changing pad is warmed and so are the wipes upstairs so he kind of lights up when I put him on it!
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    Not for a long time.  We used it with DS for a couple years probably, don't totally remember how long.  Only their back and head need to fit on it!  Doing it on the floor all the time would kill my back.
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    I don't plan on ditching the changing pad (on a dresser) until/unless DD won't stay still on it.  If she starts wiggling around too much/crawling on the pad or refuses to lay down for changes (as my friend's 10 month old is doing) I'll start changing her on the twin bed in her room.
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    imagenikipau144:

    imagewife1014:
    I used the changing table with Olivia until she was potty trained at 20 months old...  I have no plan on stopping with Abigail anytime soon.

    How was O length-wise? Was she still fitting pretty well into it? C is already about to outgrow it, I couldn't see her in it for that long. I would love to use it that long, but just don't see it happening. 

    oops, just seeing this now.  I'm not sure how long she was.  But I should add, we don't have a regular changing table.  We have a dresser style with a changing pad on it.  An FYI for you...she is going to start hating getting changed.  You'll have a much easier time changing her on the table. 

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