“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Changing Tables „
We were living in a one bedroom flat with no bath and limited space when Thai arrived so every nook and cranny had to be used to it’s full advantage. We gave the sole bedroom up to her and decided that instead of buying a small baby bath we would buy the Mothercare Oporto bath dresser. It has two shelves and a bath with a lid to cover it. The dresser comes flatpack so you have to put it together but it was very useful to us. We managed to store all her baby bits and bobs and a lot more and the bath was at waist height which made it very easy to use. It’s shaped well so your baby doesn’t slide all over the place during bathing and has a small pullout shelf on one side. The bath empties via a plastic hose that fits to the plughole and it can be moved as it is on wheels. The top secures well when both up and down and when you no longer have any use for the bath put it down and use it for storage. It looks good and fits well into any house, so expensive but worth it. The bath itself is removable should you know you will have no further use for it and then you will have more room. The only problem I’ve had is that the wheel covers have broken off but it’s still movable.
I had an elective caesarean section and knew that changing and bathing Jack was going to be a nightmare, so we invested in a changing station. Its made from solid pine and can be bought in natural or white (we chose natural) The whole unit is on castors so can be moved around, and the wheels have brakes. The lid is the changing part and with a mat on is at the right height to change those nappies, and if you lift the lid, which is secured once open with a lock there is the bath, which comes with a drainage tube. The bath I found was brilliant for the first 2 months after having Jack as bending and lifting is not advisable and he was still in the bath until he was about 4/5 months old, he outgrew it but it was the splashing he had learnt was getting everything wet, me the carpet even the dog. There are 2 shelves for all your bits and bobs, which is great as you can keep them all close to hand. We have now taken the bath out but I still use the changing station when I am at home and Jack is now nearly 9 months old, he is nearly too long for it but my back is not looking forward to the day when I can no longer use it !! Its a must and has been worth every penny, and when its not in use he can put all his toys on it !