The green crib: Changing tables
Although the popularity of the changing table -- once a nursery staple -- is in decline, many parents are opting for 'dirty diaper stations' that incorporate modern design and sustainable, healthy materials.
Mon, Oct 25 2010 at 8:56 AM
Welcome to the seventh installment of “The green crib,” a series of posts where I focus on a single room in the home where an adult’s good green influence — and decorating sense — will ideally rub off on said room’s primary inhabitant: a little one.
Last week, I wrangled up 10 eco-modern variations on what's the most crucial piece of nursery furniture aside
from the crib itself: the rocking chair
. If there was a piece of nursery furniture that would come in third place in terms of prominence, my guess would be that it's the changing table.
Here's the thing: changing tables seem to have fallen slightly out of vogue as late — some parents deem them as being an unnecessary purchase given you can pretty much place a changing pad on top of any sold, secure surface like a dresser or bureau — but for nursery completists working with ample space and a liberal budget, of course you'd invest in one, preferably one that's well-designed and made with sustainable materials.
Like with rockers, I recommend considering the greenest changing table option, an antique piece, first. But for those looking to go new, below are eight versatile, earth- and baby-friendly changing tables that caught my eye. Most can still in other ways after Baby grows out of the diaper-changing stage. What's your take on changing tables?
Netto Collection Cubkids Changer @ 2Modern
Bam Changing Table (bamboo) by Argington @ fawn&forest
Oeuf Sparrow Dresser w/Changing Table @ Mini Jake
Luna Changing Table from Q Collection @ Oompa
loLine Changing Trunk by Kalon Studio @ Spunky Sprout
($520 - $1140)
By Bo Wall Mounted Changing Table @ BabyGeared
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