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if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

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nferrandi
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if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

how do you/did you secure the changing pad to the dresser? We have a regular dresser in the nursery and it makes DH nervous to just have the changing pad sitting there. Did you just sit it there and hope for the best or did you come up with a way to secure it? I don't want to use velcrow because I don't want to ruin the dresser. Any other suggestions?

Posted 9/22/06 2:22 PM
 
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NK926
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

We never secured it with anything. To be honest, I was never even all that worried about it-- I never leave her on it and walk away. But, if you find a way to secure it, it can't hurt!

Posted 9/22/06 2:42 PM
 

KangaMom
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

One of DD's dressers has a removable wooden railing that goes all around the dresser. It screws in the back. When we don't need the changing pad anymore we will remove it and it looks like a regular piece of furniture.

Posted 9/22/06 2:44 PM
 

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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

WE never secured it either. I just never left the babies side when they were there. Everything I needed was in my reach.

Posted 9/22/06 2:45 PM
 

gregslove
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

Posted by chmlengr

WE never secured it either. I just never left the babies side when they were there. Everything I needed was in my reach.



me too. Everything was in reach evem before i put him down to chage him

Posted 9/22/06 2:50 PM
 

-DonnaMarie-
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

I didn't secure it either, never left him alone.

But I did put one of those rubber, foam mats like you would put under an area rug under it to help keep it in place. Worked great.

Posted 9/22/06 2:50 PM
 

WhatNow
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

We had a changing pad on the dresser in the bedroom and we never secured it. What for? You will never leave the baby on it alone anyway and i always had all the things I needed to change him right by.

Posted 9/22/06 2:52 PM
 

Tany
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

we never secured it either.

when she got older that she would move too much, I started changing her on top of the bed.

Posted 9/22/06 3:04 PM
 

CW23
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

We did secure ours to the dresser. The changing pad has a couple of tabs that hang off the back of it. We secured those tabs to the back side of the dresser (I'm pretty sure the screws came with the changing pad). We did not secure it on both sides though. It's worked just fine.

Posted 9/22/06 3:09 PM
 

Tanaholic
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

My changing pad came with straps that you attach to the back of the dresser. It still is not very secure though because only 1 side can be secured, but it is better than nothing. I am just very careful when I have him up there.

Posted 9/22/06 3:16 PM
 

rose825
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

Posted by gregslove

Posted by chmlengr

WE never secured it either. I just never left the babies side when they were there. Everything I needed was in my reach.



me too. Everything was in reach evem before i put him down to chage him



same here

Posted 9/22/06 3:19 PM
 

ckdk
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

Posted by Tanaholic

My changing pad came with straps that you attach to the back of the dresser. It still is not very secure though because only 1 side can be secured, but it is better than nothing. I am just very careful when I have him up there.



same here, when Behr's delivered the furniture they secured it.

Posted 9/22/06 3:24 PM
 

Natay
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

Posted by CW23

We did secure ours to the dresser. The changing pad has a couple of tabs that hang off the back of it. We secured those tabs to the back side of the dresser (I'm pretty sure the screws came with the changing pad). We did not secure it on both sides though. It's worked just fine.


So did we.

Posted 9/22/06 7:23 PM
 

kimmie
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

Posted by CW23

We did secure ours to the dresser. The changing pad has a couple of tabs that hang off the back of it. We secured those tabs to the back side of the dresser (I'm pretty sure the screws came with the changing pad). We did not secure it on both sides though. It's worked just fine.



Same here

Posted 9/22/06 7:28 PM
 

nrthshgrl
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

Posted by NK926

We never secured it with anything. To be honest, I was never even all that worried about it-- I never leave her on it and walk away. But, if you find a way to secure it, it can't hurt!



Same here. The mattress pad does come with flaps that you can secure on to the back of the dresser.

Posted 9/22/06 7:30 PM
 

anon
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

Message edited 2/8/2007 3:36:59 PM.

Posted 9/22/06 7:56 PM
 

CathyB

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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

We put the changing pad in the crib or on the floor to change both of them. Their dressers are too tall to put it on the top.

Posted 9/22/06 9:38 PM
 

JTK
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

we never secured it. i mean it's not like you are going to leave her there. you are standing right over her. i wouldn't worry about it

Posted 9/22/06 9:39 PM
 

MomofMandB
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

We got a table top "changing table." It's wood and attaches to the back of the dresser. The pad goes on top. When you remove it, the only holes are in the back of the dresser, so you can't see them at all. DS was EXTREMELY difficult during diaper changes. There is NO WAY I could have changed him on a pad that moved, because he was fighting me the whole time. It would have been one more thing to contend with. However, DD would have been just fine with a pad isn't secured. I just put the changing top on for her automatically, since we had used it for her brother.

Posted 9/23/06 5:58 AM
 

2003fallwedding
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

There were tabs that we attached to the back of the dresser and then we put one of those thin foam pads under it so it would not slide. Worked great!!!

Posted 9/23/06 8:39 AM
 

JoCaCoLa
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

Posted by -DonnaMarie-

I didn't secure it either, never left him alone.

But I did put one of those rubber, foam mats like you would put under an area rug under it to help keep it in place. Worked great.



This is exactly what we did!

Posted 9/23/06 9:46 AM
 

ckone
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Re: if you got a regular dresser instead of changing table...

I think the pad has straps on it and my hubby simply srewed it into the back of the dresser. It didn't do any damage that you would really see and it has secured it somewhat.

Posted 9/23/06 12:18 PM
 
 

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