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Integrated Bath & Changing Table recommendations?

(14 Posts)
madamecake Thu 21-Feb-13 08:08:33

Another one here saying don't bother! We were given a second hand one which we used maybe 3 or 4 times, so glad we didn't buy one.
And having to get my DH to go fill and empty it was a pain. We ended up using a plastic baby bath that cost less than a tenner, and doing nappy changes on our bed.

AmandaPayne Wed 20-Feb-13 20:36:45

Makes you wonder how anyone didn't go stir crazy in the days of tin baths though, doesn't it. No wonder a bath was a weekly (at best) event smile

greenandcabbagelooking Wed 20-Feb-13 20:02:58

Amanda, yes I hadn't thought of that. I did think my solution seemed a little too obvious... blush

Guntie Wed 20-Feb-13 17:26:55

Yes its like Amanda says, I don't think I could carry a full bath of water around. The change table had wheels, which is part of the attraction.

thwarted I will check out the one you mention, thanks!

Contradictionincarnate Wed 20-Feb-13 17:01:30

you can just use a normal table and fill up small bath in sink beforehand ... I have been changing dd on mat placed on dressing table.

AmandaPayne Wed 20-Feb-13 16:57:13

No. Babies need clean, not sterile smile

Unless you have a very cold kitchen, or a bathroom sink with one of those surround units, I'd suggest the kitchen sink with a bad back. More surfaces to lay things level and close to hand.

ThwartedbyMum Wed 20-Feb-13 16:57:00

I had a mamas and papas changing table/bath from argos and it was actually a lifesaver for me as I had an EMCS so I found it quite difficult to bend. The bath is a bit of a faff to fill and empty i used to use a washing up bowl and filled that and carried to and from the bath. As for taking the baby out of the bath then onto the mat, I used to lift her out of the bath onto a towel I had draped across my front wrapped her up and then held her with one arm as i pulled up the mat but, never found it difficult. When she was a bit older I used to bath her in the sink and it honestly never occured to me to disinfect the sink first!

Guntie Wed 20-Feb-13 16:45:29

If I used the bathroom sink does that mean I would have to disinfect it every time before I washed baby in it, as people would have been washing their hands in it all day? Sorry stupid question, but I genuinely have no idea

AmandaPayne Wed 20-Feb-13 16:44:46

Green- the problem with that is getting the water out afterwards. Unless you have an able bodied helper who can clean up later, doing that with a bad back would be a bit of a bugger I would have thought.

greenandcabbagelooking Wed 20-Feb-13 16:40:35

Could you buy a plastic baby bath, then put it on kitchen counter or table to bath your baby?

AmandaPayne Wed 20-Feb-13 16:33:54

Yup, use the sink. Those things are a terrible design and draining them looked like a right faff.

Then you can get a nice changing table for dressing and nappies. But beware, it may have a very short shelf life if you have a roller!

Guntie Wed 20-Feb-13 16:31:49

rockchick thank you. I need honest feedback! If its unusable id rather know smile

Rockchick1984 Wed 20-Feb-13 16:30:24

DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!

Sorry, just had to get that out to you! Trying to hold a slippery, wet baby while lowering the top of the changing table is scary as fuck nigh on impossible, I used a friend's once and it was a terrible design!

Bathe the baby in the kitchen sink, and put changing mat on the worktop near the sink if you will struggle with bending over.

Guntie Wed 20-Feb-13 16:24:44

Hi there,

I have a bad back and am worried about bending over to bathe baby when they are very little. I was wondering if any of you had found any good integrated bath and changing tables so that you can be standing when you bathe/change baby?

I saw this one but I am not sure if that's a bit pricey or not? hmm

Any other recommendations?

Thank you!

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