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.


So far, I've featured up eye-catching, eco-friendly mobiles, earth- and baby-safe nursery cleaners, organic cotton quilts and blankets for baby, not-too-cloying handmade nursery wall art, and low-energy, long-lasting lamps and night lights.


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 ($695)















Structured Green Oops Station @ Structured Green ($2,350)















Bam Changing Table (bamboo) by Argington @ fawn&forest ($466.65)















Oeuf Sparrow Dresser w/Changing Table @ Mini Jake ($740)















Luna Changing Table from Q Collection @ Oompa ($1,680.99)















loLine Changing Trunk by Kalon Studio @ Spunky Sprout ($520 - $1140)















By Bo Wall Mounted Changing Table @ BabyGeared ($600)













ducduc 3 Drawer Changing Table @ All Modern Baby ($1,375)












Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

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 mo