Where to Change Diapers

You don’t have to buy a diaper changing station. You can use any sturdy surface—such as a table or chest of drawers—and add a waterproof changing mat. No matter what surface you choose to use, keep these safety guidelines in mind:

  • If you place your baby on any raised surface, always keep one hand on the baby.
  • The best place to change a diaper is on the floor, on a waterproof changing mat, or on a clean towel.
  • Clean and disinfect the changing mat after each use by wiping it with hot water and detergent and then using a sanitizing wipe or disinfectant spray.
  • Have diaper supplies handy, but out of your child’s reach.