Multifunctional baby changing unit

5 minutes

Gaissau, Austria

Andi has always been passionate about engineering. "Even as a young lad, I would tinker with everything and try to make my mother's furniture better," says the 43-year-old. Recently, something else has captivated his heart – his son Niklas. "I wanted to set up a really practical changing table for my son," says the proud dad, who is clearly enjoying his paternity leave. The result was more than a standard baby changing unit or station for changing nappies – it is a place of well-being for both parent and child.

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Proximity, safety and practicality

"A lot of the time that parents are together with their baby is spent caring for them and changing nappies, especially in the first few months. The main thing was that my little one felt comfortable," explains Andi. The baby changing table provides enough space for a soft changing mat while the tall side panels make it safe and secure. To keep baby warm, he has attached a heat lamp to the wall.

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It's all about having what you need to hand

"Niklas is a little whirlwind; he doesn't lie still for long now," says Andi, adding: "It was important to be able to keep one hand on him and be able to reach what I need with my other hand." Andi spent a long time working out how best to create the unit and finally found a simple solution: the changing table consists of two standard kitchen base units with a matching top. Its interior is as well-thought-out as its exterior. On the right there's a drawer with fresh nappies, baby wipes, cream and so on, while Andi mainly stands to the left. This is deliberate: "Things that I always use and a container with fresh water are placed directly on the worktop. The dividing partition stops our cheeky monkey from snatching the pot of cream away," laughs Andi.

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"Changing nappies is more than just a necessary task for us, we enjoy the time together and snuggle or goof around at the changing table."

Fresh clothes and hand towels are also just as easily accessible in the drawers directly beneath the changing mat. "There's even a pull-out for the nappy bucket," says the proud dad: "There is a place for everything - with no unsightly bucket in the nursery."

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Changing table: It's all about the height

Just like in the kitchen, the right height is also important for a baby changing unit. Ideally, the changing mat should lie a little above your hip, for a relaxed, back-friendly position. "My wife and I are about the same height. The unit was designed for her height, but it works very well for me too. So I gladly take on the nappy changing when I can," says Andi and, once he's finished, he happily gives Niklas a kiss on his head.

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Changing table: It's all about the height

Just like in the kitchen, the right height is also important for a baby changing unit. Ideally, the changing mat should lie a little above your hip, for a relaxed, back-friendly position. "My wife and I are about the same height. The unit was designed for her height, but it works very well for me too. So I gladly take on the nappy changing when I can," says Andi and, once he's finished, he happily gives Niklas a kiss on his head.

All advantages at a glance

  • Pull-outs for convenience and direct access

  • Fall guard and dividing wall ensure safety

  • The right work height for a back-friendly position

  • Storage space for clothes directly in the baby changing unit

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