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Generally, you can choose from three kinds of changing tables:
Hinged chest adapters are not recommended — dressers with these adapters have toppled over when a baby's weight was placed close to the outer edge.
What to look for:
SAFETY NOTE: Use the safety belt every time you change your baby. Never leave your infant unattended even if you think he or she is secure. Stop using your changing table when your baby reaches the manufacturer's age or weight limit, which is typically age 2, or 30 pounds (13,607 grams).
Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: February 2010
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses and treatment, consult your doctor.
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