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Choosing Safe Baby Products: Changing Tables


Generally, you can choose from three kinds of changing tables:

  1. wooden ones with guardrails
  2. fold-up models
  3. hinged chest adapters

Hinged chest adapters are not recommended — dressers with these adapters have toppled over when a baby's weight was placed close to the outer edge.

Babies can get hurt if they fall off changing tables, so they should always be watched closely.

What to look for:

SAFETY NOTES:

Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: January 2018


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