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While we are on the subject of "stuff" today, I was wondering if anyone has used any of the changing pads out there to convert a dresser you already have into your baby "changing table".<br>
We have a dresser in the room we will be calling the "baby room" that we plan to keep baby stuff. We will have to fix it up a bit and probably repaint it but why buy a new one.<br>
I did a quick search for some pads that you can put on top of a dresser. I thought I'd ask you to see if you've done it, was it successful, which pad worked best and why.<br><br>
Thanks Mammas!
 

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We did, it worked out great...<br><br>
I actually bought one of the pads from Babies R Us. I think it was about $14.00.. With this one you can actually screw the pad to the back of the dresser. (we never did). This one is kinda contoured on the sides, so if a young baby was to roll off, it would have to roll off, up hill. It's plastic lined, so you'd have to buy a changing cover... (which was elastic, and stayed put really well)..<br><br>
**If you do this, buy more than 1 changing cover... Without fail, my dh would get poop on the one that was just put on.. And honestly we had two, and he'd put a fresh one on, and the next changing the same thing would happen<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
**We didn't screw it in, as we liked to be portable with it.. When ds was little, and bathed in the sink, we'd put the changing pad on our kitchen table.. It really made no sense to get him dressed all the way in the other side of the house..<br><br>
**My cats enjoyed napping on it too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I also did this and loved it. We bought a pad at Babies R Us, contoured at the sides and with a safety belt (I can't think of what it's called!) you could use (but we didn't). 3 or 4 cloth covers worked great, change them when they get dirty. HTH.
 

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We did it too and bought the same pad. We used it when we had a one story house but once we moved we rarely changed diapers upstairs (except in bed in the middle of the night) so we got rid of it. We generally use the floor with a homemade pad down when there are poops.
 

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We did the same thing as mighty-mama, minus the cats ;-). I highly recommend getting multiple covers (which are a bit pricey), or buying extra layette blankets to lay on top of the cover. That newborn poop goes everywhere and it seems like as soon as the air hits their bum they start pooping. I also did not screw it down as we used to place it on our long vanity counter and change DD in the bathroom after her bath rather than take her into the cold bedroom.
 

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This is great Ladies! Thanks again.<br>
It makes sense if you already have the furniture. I figure the baby isn't going to care if it's a NEW dresser just for him/her. I think that will be what we do for the upstairs. Now I just have to figure out what to do for downstairs. The "baby room" will be on the 3rd floor so we'll need something for downstairs.<br>
This goes for what to have downstairs for sleeping too. Can't drag the cosleeper downstairs.....hmmmm<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 
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