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I use this on the top of a wide dresser that I am currently using as a change table. Works wonderfully! The traction of the 4 feet keep it very still and the deep sides keep baby secure and mommy from worrying too much. There is additional safety as you can secure this to the wall via a safety strap. Very happy with this purchase; this product is not a gimmick. I would highly recommend to any parent using another piece of furniture instead of a change table.
P.S. I have yet to find a change pad cover that doesn't fit this.
My boy is a year old now and this changing pad is too small now. Technically he is off the growth charts for his height so I do recognize that, because he was wearing 24 month clothes by 10 months of age (33 inches). But the reason I took off one star is because I would have liked it to be longer. His feet hang off the edge completely. I’m talking 4 inches over. I will post a photo of that. But it was great otherwise. The cats love sleeping in it.
For normal to small babies, you will probably get 2 years out of this thing and that makes it worth it. I didn’t know I was gonna have a giant boy.
I just wanted to update my previous review. After using this for just over a week now with my newborn, it is working out well. She's small enough that there is no risk of hitting her head on the hard plastic edges and the pad stays put on the dresser. I feel it is a good simple solution for those using a regular dresser as a changing table. Instead of buying a wood topper and a pad, this "safe surround" pad with the rubber feet does the job. It's also nice that it is surrounded on four sides so you don't have to worry as much about baby falling out (not that you would ever leave a baby unattended anyway but still). So far so good. ________________________ I just got the safe surround pad today. I ordered it because of the rubber feet and because I am placing the changing pad on top of a dresser. Rather than purchasing a wood topper to mount to the dresser or letting a regular pad slide around dangerously, I figured I'd try this pad and see how it went.
Mind you, my baby is due in March so I haven't tried it on an actual infant yet but here are the problems I anticipate right off the bat:
1. The "safe-surround" is comprised of a hard and fairly sharp-cornered plastic frame. The edges of this are hard and exposed (not padded). I am worried that I will accidentally bang my baby's head or other body parts against them, especially when she is old enough to start resisting diaper changes. Even as a very young baby, it would be easy to accidentally bang the edges especially during sleep deprived midnight changings in dim light. This seems to cancel out the other possible safety benefits of this pad such as the non-skid rubber feet and the sturdy four wall construction.
2. So long as the rubber feet aren't covered up they work pretty well but are not perfect. More problematic is the fact that the pad covers I bought keep covering up the feet no matter what I do to keep them up. They are standard size, too. This basically renders the rubber feet useless. Maybe this can be solved by finding a shallower changing pad cover?
3. Changing pad cover doesn't fit snugly on it. It is baggy and weird.
Those are the biggest issues I see. I am going to see if it can be worked with somehow. If not, it will have to go back and I'll have to purchase one of those wooden dresser topper things instead.
I did not notice a plastic smell, like other reviews have noted. I really like the raised sides of this changing pad, which helps me feel better with my squirmy baby! I don't have it on a changing table/dresser; it just gets stashed and pulled out as needed. I've only ever used it with a liner on top, so I'm not sure how well the water proofing holds up. It looks like it will be big enough to continue using for quite some time. This works perfectly for our needs, and I'm very happy with it. (Side note: Our pediatrician's office has one, too, and I think my son recognizes it from his house, and feels comforted by it!)
I just received the chaning pad today and I was impressed. It has everything I was expecting and my baby liked laying on it. The frame is sturdy and the cover is thick, smooth, and water resistant. I also liked that it has enough padding. It is big enough for my 5 month old and it could be used as a napper for a newborn. I wish I got this when he was born so I recommend it. I have not tried putting a chaning cover but I placed a bamboo pad on it and it fits perfectly.
I needed a changing pad to put on top of our dresser and this item meets our expectations. It has nonslip, grippy feet so it doesn't slide around. It has a buckle to strap a squirmy baby in. And looks easy enough to clean that my husband can just take a wipe to it very quickly. I didn't buy any changing toppers or covers for it because I didn't want to add to our baby's laundry. Instead, we've been using puppy pee pads from Costco since our senior Jack Russell Terrier doesn't use them.
Perfect! Exactly what I wanted. I was looking for a changing pad that could just sit right on top of a dresser. This has plastic stoppers on the bottom to keep it from sliding, which I was concerned about with just a regular changing pad. Holds perfectly in place. I had no problem fitting a regular size changing cover on, however it doesn't fit to form, because of the sides, when you place weight in the middle it works just fine, and the cover doesn't slip off.
This changing pad has been a lifesaver for keeping messes away from my little one’s dresser. It’s roomy, easy to clean, durable and doesn’t stain (of course you need to clean up immediately after a mess or I imagine it would stain). Plus, I like the high walls and belt to help prevent my child from simply rolling off while changing them (never leave your child unattended). I also purchased a few generic decorative covers that each fit the pad slightly different but overall look nice compared to just having a white changing pad.
Perfect! Me and my husband couldn't be happier! Our baby boy is already 5 months old and 50th percentile in height and weight so hes not a little newborn and he fits perfectly in it! When he gets bigger I can use the top part as a head rest to give me extra inches or even rest his legs over since it soft enough. Hes rolling over so I love the non slip legs, higher walls, and anchor you can drill into a dresser changer top. The seat belt keeps him from rolling over with messy diapers. I bought the Storkcraft Avolon 6 drawer dresser so it has no front rail and all the safety features are perfect for it (non-slip legs and anchor you can drill in). I had did a week on research for a changer for a 5 month old and I hope I can save someone else time in saying we love this and wish we purchased it from the start!
Great quality, nice and deep changing pad with safety straps. Fits perfectly on DaVinci Kalani changing table dresser and the tall sides cover the gap between the top of the dresser and the top rail. Fits standard size changing pad covers and works well with a liner on top. Highly recommend.