The changing table dresser is a standard dresser with changing table area on top. The idea is to combine two very necessary pieces of furniture into a single piece with an extended life. The best changing table dresser style will of course depend upon a family’s budget, size constraints of the nursery, and preferences in style.
A changing table dresser should be judged the same as any quality furniture. The four basics are safety, material, durability, and looks.
All quality changing table dressers will have certain safety elements in common. There should be a rail or raised edge around the changing area to protect your baby from accidentally rolling off the changing area. A safety restraint is heavily recommended and most changing table dresser combos come with a strap that can be hidden when no longer required.
Solid construction is another sign of a quality baby changing table dresser. Any piece of furniture that feels wobbly or loose is most certainly not going to be a safe surface on which to change your baby. Ensure that your changing table dresser is made of durable materials and stable enough to endure. A popular choice is a solid wood baby changing table dresser.
Many fine manufacturers of juvenile and nursery furniture make entire collections and product lines which include changing table dressers. For a coordinated look to the nursery a baby changing table dresser can be purchased to match the crib or bassinet from most major designers and manufacturers.
The changing table dresser will often be slightly more expensive to buy than a traditional open styled changing table, but it will be usable long beyond the time the baby has outgrown the need for a changing table.
Though possibly not the least expensive alternative for a changing table, the changing table dresser is definitely a long term investment that will see use long after the diaper days are done.