Intro: Custom Contour Changing Pad
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
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
- Foam floor mat
- Pool noodle
- Box cutter or scissors
- Waterproof material
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
Step 2: Measure the Space
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
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
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.