It's important to find a setup that's comfortable, convenient, and safe.
- Choose a sturdy table with plenty of storage space to keep wipes, extra diapers, ointment, and clothes handy.
- Make sure the table has straps and a firmly attached guardrail at least two inches high on all sides. It'll keep your baby in place while you reach for a diaper, but you should never leave her unattended -- even for a split second.
- If you don't have access to a table, use a thick, washable pad to change your baby on the floor or in her crib.
Originally published in the April 2009 issue of Parents magazine.