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rabidpecan
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So I'm hoping that some of you experienced moms can answer this question for me. I've been trying to figure out what nursery furniture to buy, but our room is a little small. It seems like most of what I can find that is solid and small enough doesn't have any protective edges on the top to keep the changing pad in place. I've seen that there are "skid-proof" changing pads, which I assume are for laying on top of a dresser/changer combo. Are they very safe? What kind of change table do you use?

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I just put a changing pad on top of my dresser, and it has snaps on the back to affix the pad to. It seems plenty safe to me because it's not like you're ever leaving the baby alone on top of it. I keep all her diapers in one of the drawers on top and her wipes are in a warmer on top of the dresser. So, I can't keep the top of the dresser clean, but we also have a smallish room for her so it eliminates another peice of furniture. If you go this route just ask for the dresser with the changing pad snaps. They should know what you're talking about.

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I had a dresser that had a changing table on top it had a little edge all around but like Angie said you aren't going to leave the baby alone so as long as you have everything close by it should be fine.

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That's what I have also.

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rabidpecan
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Thanks for the input. I think I've decided on the crib set I want the dresser is listed as a "combo" so I think it might have those snaps on the back. I'll definitely ask before I buy, though, and I'm still going to get the change pad with the skid-proof stuff on it. The dresser should be long enough that I can put all of my changing supplies on the end of it where it will be easily reached so there should never be a reason for me to be any distance away from the baby anyway.

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BFP- August 2009
M/C September 2009
Diagnosed with PCOS December 2009
Started Clomid January 2010
BFP May 2010 -  M/C same month
BFP Christmas Day, 2010- Ephraim James born Sept. 2011
Now TTC #2
M/C in June 2012
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CaitieG
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Yup a change pad on top of a dresser is all I ever used! And it is not even a skid-proof one (Never heard of one, sounds good though). Anyhow, all the other ladies have said it already but it's not like you are walking away from the baby. I hear you on the space saver! When my DD was born we were in the process of moving and were in a 1 bedroom (small!) apt. downtown at the time. Saving space was a priority!