Instead of purchasing a traditional changing table, many new parents choose to convert a regular dresser into a changing table, such as the Hemnes dresser from Ikea. By using a chan . . . Show More >
Instead of purchasing a traditional changing table, many new parents choose to convert a regular dresser into a changing table, such as the Hemnes dresser from Ikea. By using a changing attachment, the Hemnes chest of drawers and other chests of drawers from Ikea can easily be converted into changing tables. As soon as the chest of drawers is no longer needed for diaper changing, the changing attachment is removed and the chest of drawers can continue to provide attractive storage space in every area of the apartment/house.
The Hemnes chest of drawers is available in different heights. The Hemnes chest of drawers with 3 and 6 drawers including changing attachment is best suited to achieve the ideal working height of approx. 94 cm. There are two variants of the Hemnes dressers: one with a width of 108 cm and one with a width of 160 cm. There is an optimal changing attachment for both.
Changing attachment for Ikea Hemnes
The attachment for the Hemnes dressers covers more than the depth of the dresser , which alone would not be enough for changing. The changing unit for the 108 cm wide chest of drawers leaves little space on the left and right for storing utensils that are needed for changing. The 160 cm wide chests of drawers not only have more drawers, they also offer enough storage space, including the changing unit, to the left and right of the changing unit to store cream, fresh diapers, clothes and a bowl of warm water. The space on the changing table quickly becomes scarce, especially since very few babies just lie there quietly when they are changed. People like to pedal and enjoy the free feeling.
Having more drawers also makes a lot of sense as baby clothes tend to come in large quantities as bodysuits and rompers get dirty easily when feeding or crawling around.
The changing unit for 160cm wide chests of drawers offers all the space you need. In order not to leave any gaps on the wall to the left and right of the changing unit, a panel was attached to close the gap. Another piece of furniture fits very cleverly under this panel: a narrow shelf. This is flush with the top edge of the Hemnes chest of drawers, has the same width as the panel and is only 33 cm deep, so you can place one on the left and a second on the right in the gap between the Hemnes chest of drawers and the wall. Store everything you need during the changing process on these shelves, so you can still control the baby with one hand on the changing unit. The changing attachment has a three-sided limit to prevent the baby from falling. Despite the raised sides, the baby must never be left unattended on the changing table.
More furniture and chests of drawers
For generations people have been reaching for the shelves and chests of drawers in Ikea's department stores because there is furniture there at reasonable prices. The series that are mostly used as changing tables are Hemnes and Malm. Since these products are quick and easy to assemble, no one was initially impressed that the job would have to be done by the buyer. The construction of the Hemnes and Malm as well as other furniture is always described in detail and contrary to some opinion, the dismantling and rebuilding of furniture from the Swedish furniture manufacturer is absolutely possible. The same applies to our changing attachment. The delivery includes all the screws you need to assemble and assembly instructions.
A changing attachment for the chest of drawers is not enough when it comes to changing. In order to be able to change diapers safely and, above all, comfortably for you and the baby, a soft and comfortable changing mat is required. These are available in sizes 78 x 78 cm to match the Hemnes changing attachment and in 3 other standard sizes to match other chests of drawers in our shop. The changing mat should ideally fill the entire lying surface of the attachment for the Hemnes chest of drawers so that the baby can lie comfortably and has enough space to kick. Because everyone should wrap; Parents but above all make the baby fun!
The changing mat should be made of natural materials such as cotton or muslin. Some changing pads made of cotton are coated against moisture. At first glance, this variant may seem better and above all more practical, but it is not preferable to an overlay made of uncoated cotton. The layer of coated cotton very often fills up rough and cold. A soft pad without a coating provides a comfortable feel and is much more suitable for the sensitive skin of an infant. Of course something goes wrong when changing diapers. To protect the pad from small accidents, there are additional pads that can be placed on the changing mat in no time at all. These are waterproof and consist of 3 layers; Cotton, oilcloth and cozy terry cloth . Thus, the pad is protected from moisture and does not have to be put in the wax machine every time. The waterproof pads can be washed in the washing machine and are therefore particularly environmentally friendly. The pads are available in different fabrics and patterns and of course match the edition.
Processing of the Hemnes changing attachment
Like all other products in our online shop, the changing attachment for the Hemnes chest of drawers is safe, processed according to European guidelines and UN-DIN standards.
The rear is curved to make the changing area look particularly classy and appealing.
The changing attachment consists of 19 mm thick flat pressed board. This makes the Hemnes changing attachment very robust and stable. In order to prevent possible injuries, all surfaces are completely smooth and the edges of the attachment are rounded off in a way that is suitable for children. The side elevations are 10cm high. The Hemnes changing attachment is covered with harmless laminate and can be cleaned with a damp cloth. So that the surface of the attachment is not damaged, splash water should be removed immediately and waterlogging should be avoided.
To ensure the baby's safety on the changing table, the attachment must also be screwed to the wall. The nature of the wall in the children's room must be taken into account. You can find out what type of screws and how many screws you need for wall mounting at your local hardware store.
If you follow all of these tips, you will be able to enjoy the changing attachment for a long time and be able to pass it on to others.