Introduction: Custom Contour Changing Pad

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We wanted to fit a changing table in our bathroom but store bought changing pads were too big to fit on the counter. This quick solution is perfect for fitting a contoured changing pad almost anywhere.

A few notes on why you might want to fit a changing table in your bathroom:

  • That's where the toilet and diaper sprayer are
  • That's where the sink is (for washing hands)
  • That's where the shower/tub is (if things get really bad)
  • It is the most logical room in your house for dealing with human waste

Safety Warning:

Babies are wiggly, squirmy little things. They can roll off of a counter if you are not careful. Please don't leave a child on a changing pad unattended.

Step 1: Materials

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You'll need:

  • Foam floor mat
  • Pool noodle
  • Box cutter or scissors
  • Waterproof material
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread

Step 2: Measure the Space

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Start by figuring out where you can fit a changing table.

In our washroom there was space next the the sink that was ideal to use for this purpose.

Step 3: Cut Pieces to Size

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Cut the foam mat to fit the space.

Cut the pool noodle the same length as the mat and then split the noodle in half.

Step 4: Cover

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We lucked out because we happened to have a padded envelope made out of waterproof material that was a perfect size for the changing pad (we got it when it was being thrown away by an art department).

If you're not so lucky, you can sew a simple pillow-case-like cover out of any waterproof material.

Stuff the foam mat and noodle pieces in the cover and you're done!

We put a burp cloth on the changing pad since it can be thrown in the wash and replaced easily. If there's a big mess, the waterproof cover is easy to wipe clean.


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-08-30

Cool trick.

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