When you're a first-time parent, it's normal to feel a bit lost when shopping for the right baby changing table. But as it will be used every day, it is important to be informed and choose the one that best meets your needs. To help you in your search for the perfect changing table, we show you the main characteristics to take into account to make your choice.

The removable surround - a key element 

Children grow fast. Evolving furniture is THE solution to avoid having to make new purchases constantly. The changing table with removable surround will allow you, during the transition from the baby room to the child, to easily remove the mattress and the top of the changing table to transform it into a dresser. It's simple and it leaves no trace! And since at Meubles South Shore, our furniture is designed to last, you can easily complete your little one's room with a bed or nightstand in the same color as the dresser. So you save time and money by reusing part of the same furniture!

Additional advantage: by choosing a large changing table, like the one from the Admiral collection, you can choose for yourself where to place the rim on the surface: on the left, on the right or in the center. It's practical for left-handers, who will finally have a piece of furniture suitable for them and for parents who will put the piece of furniture in a corner of the room!

Types of storage - open, closed or with baskets

Storage is essential to have a functional changing table. Because we know, babies need a lot of things: diapers, lotions, powder, clothes and more. To meet your needs (and those of baby!), There are changing tables with several types of storage: open, closed or with baskets.

Open storage lets you easily access extra wipes, comforters and pajamas without taking your eyes off baby while closed storage lets you hide and organize items inside drawers. It's up to you to choose whether you prefer to have open and more accessible storage, or closed, but with the products out of sight. Another option may be to choose a changing table with baskets. This original (and very trendy) type of configuration will allow you to carry baby toys or any other essentials elsewhere in the house. It is also possible to select a changing table with open storage and add the baskets of your choice.

Several sizes - for all needs

Another aspect that should not be overlooked when buying a changing table is its size. We do not want a piece of furniture that will seem lost in a large room, or on the contrary, which will clutter up the baby's room. If you have less space, a more compact changing table will give you a place to change baby's diaper and put things away without wasting too much space. Otherwise, a more spacious one, like the one in our Lensky collection, will work very well in rooms with more standard dimensions for a bedroom. Its strong point is that it has extra space on the surface to store more products or to put baby's favorite toy.

If you have the necessary space in the nursery for a large changing table, do not hesitate and spoil yourself! The dimensions are the same as a double dresser, and you will have enough space on the surface and in the drawers for diapers, clothes and toys.

Finally, the important thing to remember is that the first step in your buying process is to clearly define your need to make a smart choice. Whether it is the removable rim, the different types of storage or the size of your changing table, all these characteristics are to be considered so that you never have to move away from baby when changing diapers and above all, to facilitate your daily life.