Nowadays, the stores that sell baby products have a large selection of modern products that are designed to make it easier to care for your baby. Many manufacturers offer changing tables with a bathtub. Not all parents know whether such products are needed, whether they are convenient to use.
What it is?
A changing table with a bath is produced by many companies whose activities are aimed at the production of goods for children. As the name implies, this piece of furniture consists of a table on which it will be possible to undress and dress a child, and a bathtub, which is in most models under it. Often this accessory is equipped with various shelves for detergents.
Features of the
While expecting a baby, many people think that a changing table is an unnecessary thing, and even complete with a bathtub is generally something incomprehensible. But this is far from the case. By purchasing this piece of furniture, mothers make it much easier to care for the baby.
For many women, after childbirth, their back begins to hurt, and this is no accident. In recent months, there has been a strong load on the spine, which leads to this problem.
Often it is problematic for a mother to bend over to a baby lying on a low bed. This is where the changing table comes to the rescue. In addition, this product usually has bumpers along the edges, which will prevent the baby from falling down the moment you reach for the diaper.
The bathtub that comes with this item will also be quite convenient. Firstly, it does not require a separate storage space, the bath is already built into the changing table. It is also not required to bend low over it, which is comfortable for the back.
The bath has an anatomical shape. You don't have to buy additional bathing accessories. Most models have castors, which allows bathing to be carried out almost anywhere in the apartment.
There is no need to be afraid that such changing tables are unstable and may leave. The casters have brakes that will securely fix the furniture in the desired point. In addition, the tub built into the changing table has a drain. You don't have to lift it up or scoop up the water with a bucket.
The disadvantages of a changing table with a built-in bath include only small dimensions, the baby quickly grows out of it. But by that time, the child can already be bathed in a large bath.
On the baby market, the changing table with tub is available in different versions. Here are the most interesting models:
Neonato Riccione. This model is made in Italy. Here the changing table is created in the shape of funny animals: an elephant, a turtle. The tray has a drainage tube, which is convenient for draining water
The model is equipped with additional shelves for storing shampoos, foams, soaps. It folds down easily, which saves space in small apartments. The innovative swiveling mechanism of the changing table reliably protects against accidental opening of the lid and falling of the baby.
Geuther Aqualino. This model is intended for use in the bathroom only. The table is attached directly to the bath itself. It is convenient in that you do not need to fold the mattress after undressing the child. You can unfold the product immediately
Then the changing mattress will be on the side of the bath, and you can easily move the baby from the table to the bath and vice versa. On the sides, this item is equipped with various recesses for storing soap utensils and toys.
Cosatto Easi. The model also comes equipped with a soft changing mattress, a basin with a sink and many trays for storing shampoos, lotions, creams and much more to use during and after bathing. There is also a bottom shelf for towels and diapers. The table is equipped with convenient wheels with locks that allow you to move furniture anywhere in your home
Brevi Acgua. The modern design of these products will not leave any mother indifferent. The comfortable changing table is equipped with soft high sides around the entire perimeter, which will reliably protect your baby from falling
The mattress can be folded back with one hand and you have access to the ergonomic bathtub. In addition, this piece of furniture has a large number of trays for storing things that you may need during your hygiene procedures. The table can be used without using the bathtub. The secure hook prevents the changing mattress from falling back without you wanting to.
Chicco Cuddle & Bubb. This table is also equipped with a soft changing mattress with a comfortable pillow, anatomically shaped bathtub, hygiene trays and towels. In addition, the model has a removable bucket, which can easily help rinse the baby after bathing - for example, with a decoction of soothing herbs. The main difference of this model is that the table can be adjusted in height
How to use?
Using a changing table with a bath is quite simple. If the piece of furniture is foldable, then it must be unfolded before use. Then you need to pick up all the baby cosmetics that you need during and after bathing. Put it in the convenient section that all models are equipped with. Prepare a towel.
Open the tray and fill it with water. Remember: until the umbilical wound is healed, boiled water should be used. Check its temperature, it should not exceed 37 degrees. Remember that the water in the tub will cool down by 0.5 degrees while you undress your baby.
- Secure the changing table to avoid tilting.
- Lock the casters, if there are any on your model.
- Place your baby on the changing table and undress him.
- Lift the baby in your arms, fold or move the mattress (this action depends on the model).
- Now you can redeem the child.
- After the procedure has been completed, return the changing table to its place. Don't forget to fix it.
- Put the baby on it, carry out all the necessary procedures, dress the baby.
- Use the drain tube to drain the water from the tub. This can be done directly or using a bucket.
- Dry the tub with a soft cloth, fold if necessary or use as a changing table throughout the day.
The cost of a changing table with a bathtub is different, it depends not only on the model, but also on the manufacturer. The simplest model can be purchased for 4500 rubles. The most expensive of these products will be a table made of solid wood. Its price reaches 18,000 rubles.
A baby bath complete with a changing table is a handy thing. This is confirmed by mothers who have already bought such products. They say that such an item for caring for a baby can be used both during the day (for changing the baby's clothes) and in the evening (for bathing).
Conveniently, all items for bathing can be placed in one place. There is no need to bend over the bathtub, the baby is comfortable in it.
Some are not very happy with the size of the models. Many people don't like the fact that the tub is very small. However, the manufacturer indicates that these products can be used for children weighing up to 15 kg. Some people don't like the overall dimensions of this piece of furniture. It is too big for bathrooms in standard Russian apartments and has to be stored somewhere in the room.
Of course, the reviews are very different. However, most of the consumers are still satisfied with the furniture they have purchased. The main thing is to trust exclusively reliable manufacturers.
A video review of the Chicco "Cuddle & Bubble" changing table with bath can be seen below.