You will only understand the importance of a baby changing station when there isn’t one. Whether it’s at a restaurant, a shopping center or store there is nothing more frustrating that walking into a baby changing room or public loo to find there’s nowhere to put baby, other than the floor, to do a quick diaper change.
As a parent you know there is nothing more precious to you than your baby. When you’re out and about and you need to change baby’s diaper there are a few things to keep in mind when faced with a commercial baby station; being aware will keep baby safe, and give you peace of mind.
The setup of pull down baby stations are put together in such a way that anyone can easily assemble it safely but when you think about how many times a day, over a week, through the year it is used it makes sense to first test its stability before laying baby down on it.
Simply push down on it with your hands to make sure it’s sturdy enough to safely hold baby while you change diapers.
As much as you might be in a hurry to change baby’s diaper or get out the public restroom as quickly as possible, be sure to read the instructions that are on the diaper station.
It might feel like they’ve been put there to annoy you or that they’re a waste of time, but the truth is the units go through various quality checks and are inspected thoroughly before they’re made available on the market and the instructions are there to keep you and baby safe at all times.
Baby changing tables are available in various models, with the most significant difference being some have legs and others don’t.
Most can be retracted from the wall and this is mainly for space. Retractable models either have folding legs while others are supported by the hinges.
Whatever the type of unit they are both safe; manufacturers of any baby related products are held to the highest standards when it comes to the quality and function of an item; they have to follow stringent checks and are watched closely.
Also for any company wanting to commit business suicide the first thing they should do is release something into the market place that injures or causes the death of a child.
It’s purely down to the design when it comes to legs or no legs, and it’s normally a specific company’s decision to go have them or not.
If you are hesitant to use a table that doesn’t have legs on it, you shouldn’t worry. The table wouldn’t be in the room if it wasn’t 100% safe and structurally sound for use with your child.
Koala Kare or Koala as it is commonly referred to is the leading name in baby changing tables and changing units for commercial use and even though they’re not as pretty as the ones you’ll find in a home, they’re most definitely a necessity.
Koala is the Kleenex of baby changing stations and when you see one of them in a public restroom you can rest assured your baby will be safe while you change their diaper.
Koala Kare KB200-00 Horizontal Wall Mounted Baby Changing Station
The Koala changing table is cream colored and fits in with most public spaces’ décor. The changing station is mounted horizontally and has a weight capacity of 200lbs.
The surface of the changing table is a concave shape as an additional safety feature and it has straps. The polypropylene that the changing station is made of can be sterilized and odors don’t stick to it; there are hooks to safely stash a diaper bag or purse.
The changing table meets the American Society for Testing and Materials as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the American National Standards Institute and European Standards when installed correctly.
The table requires assembly and is manufactured for installing in commercial bathrooms and restrooms.
Koala Kare KB208-01 Changing Station
The oval surface Koala changing table has a smooth surface with a concave lying area. There are safety straps made of nylon as an additional safety feature and there are two hooks for diaper bags and purses.
Because the Koala range is exported around the world the safety messages are written in five different languages as well as Braille.
There is a pneumatic cylinder which ensures controlled opening and closing of the table. As with all Koala products the polyethylene resists all odors and bacteria and it’s easy to keep clean.
The changing table is ideal for medical and commercial buildings, restaurants, businesses, play areas and anywhere else there is high traffic.
This Koala changing table meets all the necessary standards, both in the States and internationally, and comes highly recommended.