How to Create a Practical and Stylish Baby Changing Station

Let’s talk nappies! Babies are oh-so-adorable… but they certainly know how to make a mess!

One of the most used pieces of nursery furniture, in the first years of your baby’s life, will be a changing unit. With around 6 to 12 nappy changes needed each day, finding the right baby changing station and set up for you and your baby is essential.

Here at Cuckooland, we have baby changing units and convertible nursery dressers in all shapes and sizes, each with practical features that offer a helping hand to new parents.

If you want to make night-time changes, outfit adjustments and daily clean-ups easier, take a look through our baby changing must-haves and see which one ticks your boxes!

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1. Troll Lukas Changing Table

Troll Lukas Changing Table

Made from beautiful solid birch wood with a non-toxic water-based finish, in a choice of colours, the Troll Lukas Changing Table may look simple, but new parents cannot live without it!

The open design is great if you’ve got your hands full! Featuring a single closed drawer, you can quickly grab the bits and bobs you need from any angle and have nappies changed in a flash. If you’re running late, the last thing you want to be doing is rummaging through endless drawers looking for essentials.

The extended sides hold changing mats in place and curved edges make it safe for your little one. Not just practical, the Scandi style design and soft two-tone finish will look gorgeous in the nursery.

2. Obaby Stamford Dresser & Baby Changing Unit in White

Obaby Stamford Dresser & Baby Changing Unit in White

Traditionally styled, but with modern features, the Obaby Stamford Dresser and Baby Changing Unit is the perfect choice for new parents.

The integrated baby changing top has been designed to hold a full-sized changing mat, keeping little ones safe and secure while you fuss over them. Creating a comfortable and soothing changing area for your little one, it’s a great spot to bond with your baby.

Pairing a full-length cupboard with adjustable shelf and three spacious drawers, there’s plenty of room for everything a growing newborn needs. Nappies, powders, lotions, outfits and jammies – they’ll all be kept neat and tidy inside.

Built without door handles, the recessed design saves space and keeps little hands safe. Available in a choice of soft colours and with other items available from the Obaby Stamford range, kit out the nursery with a set or add the separates to suit your needs.

3. Vox Simple Customisable Baby Changing Unit

Vox Simple Customisable Baby Changing Unit

Completely customisable, create a stylish and practical baby changing station with the Vox Simple Baby Changing Unit. With the option to change the unit colour, the drawer fronts, the legs and handles – your baby changing unit will meet your exact specifications.

Complete with a removable changing top, pop in place the next time a nappy change is needed and later remove to continue utilising the surfaces. Store powders and wipes in the drawers below and keep outfits neatly folded away and within reach.

The soft-close drawers and LED light strip were added to make night-time changes hassle-free. Find everything you need without popping the main light on and there’s no risk of waking your partner with slamming drawers! Phew!

Once the baby changing unit has been outgrown, the chest of drawers can continue to be used into their teens and beyond. Part of the Simple collection from Vox, add the matching wardrobe, co-sleeper cot bed and other storage to create a unique and functional nursery set.

4. Leander Wally Wall Mounted Changing Table

Leander Wally Wall Mounted Changing Table

If you don’t have the floor space for a complete changing unit or convertible dresser, the Leander Wall Mounted Changing Table is great for smaller nurseries.

Folding neatly against the wall, the next time your mucky pup has an accident, simpler lower the changing table and access lotions and potions from the three movable organisers.

Made from moulded PUR foam and ABS plastic, there’s no need for an additional changing mat! These clever materials imitate the natural feeling of skin and adjust to the temperature of the room to keep your little bundle comfortable. Quick and easy to clean, it’s completely waterproof and alcohol resistant too.

And when they’re squeaky-clean, fold the changing table back out of the way to save space for playtime!

5. Vox Spot Baby Changing Unit with Drawers in White & Acacia

Vox Spot Baby Changing Unit with Drawers in White & Acacia

Make nappy changes a joy for you and your baby with the Vox Spot Changing Unit.

Designed with a rail to hang organisers and outfits, easily grab the bits you need when you’ve got no hands free! Below the changing table, the two drawers keep everything else organised, from dinky dungarees to muslins, you’ll have everything you need in one spot.

With your baby in mind, keep your little tots entertained while they’re being changed and powdered by hanging mobiles and musical toys above the changing mat.

The removable changing top can be positioned anywhere above the drawers and when they’re completely potty trained and nappies are a distant memory, the chest of drawers can still be used throughout their childhood. Made with a long lifespan, you won’t have to buy new furniture unnecessarily with the Vox Spot collection.

6. Lifetime Baby Changing Unit and Junior Desk

Lifetime Baby Changing Unit and Junior Desk

Named Lifetime for a reason – the Lifetime Baby Changing Unit and Junior Desk can be used from birth and into adulthood.

Starting out as a baby changing station with storage drawers, the raised sides keep changing mats secure and extra accessories and clothing can be stored in the sizeable drawers below. The recessed handles are great for keeping little fingers safe too.

Later, transform the baby changing station into a desk, simply by removing the drawers and adjusting the table height to suit your little one’s needs as they grow.

All made from sustainably sourced materials with non-toxic finishes, exceptional quality and safety tested to the highest standards – the Lifetime collection is the crème de la crème of furniture for babies, children and teens!

7. Vox Vintage Chest of Drawers in a Choice of Oak or 5 Pastel Colours

Vox Vintage Chest of Drawers in a Choice of Oak or 5 Pastel Colours

The 2 in 1 Vox Vintage Chest of Drawers are so stylish, you wouldn’t realise it can be a baby changing unit too!

With the option to add a baby changing top to your set, convert the three-drawer dresser into a nappy changing station of dreams! And when nappies are no longer needed, remove the top and continue using the chest of drawers throughout their childhood and into their teens. Each drawer features a push-open system, great for keeping mischievous munchkins out of drawers!

Styled in a two-tone colourway, choose from a selection of 6 pastel shades to completely customise the nursery. Add the coordinating wardrobe, tall dresser and cots to create a seaside-inspired set. The beach-hut influenced design is so charming, you might just want Vox Vintage Furniture for your own bedroom!

8. Leander Matty Changing Mat

Leander Matty Changing Mat

If you’ve found the baby changing unit for the nursery, but now you’re needing a mat to go with it, we’d highly recommend the Leander Matty Changing Mat!

Available in a selection of gorgeous pastel shades, the Leander changing mat has been made from a soft foam-like material, ergonomically moulded to suit growing babies. This clever material is completely waterproof – leaks and accidents are not an issue! Easy to wipe down and keep fresh, if the nappy changes don’t quite go to plan (if you’ve changed a nappy before, you’ll know exactly what we mean!) then simply clean up using soap and water, ready for your next trip to the baby changing unit.

Soft to the touch, with high sides and a slip-resistant base, your little one is kept safe and there’s no chance of them rolling away.

Baby Changing Units Save the Day!

There’s no denying, nappy changes aren’t number one on the list of favourite activities when it comes to our babies, but when you have a practical and stylish baby changing unit to turn to, when a little accident does arise, it doesn’t have to be a frightful experience. It can be a lovely spot to bond with your baby and keep essentials organised! If you’d like to know more about any of our changing stations, call +44 (0) 1305 231231 or send us an email at


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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