Infant changing pads are very handy to have especially if you are traveling with the baby in tow as some of these changing pads come in portable designs that easily fold-up and will fit right inside the baby bag.
Common Sizes of Infant Changing Pads
One of the most common sizes of infant changing pads that you can find in baby essential stores, whether your are shopping online or in your local shop, is around 32 inches in length by 5 inches in height by 16.5 inches in width.
A slight variation of this size of infant changing pads comes in dimensions of 32.4 inches long by 16 inches wide by 4 inches high.
If you want a smaller version, there is also an available size of infant changing pads that is around 23.6 inches wide by 31.5 inches long.
An even shorter size can likewise be found in most baby essentials shops which measures about 30 inches in length but basically has the same height of 4 inches and width of 16 inches as that of other changing pads.
This size of infant changing pads is ideal for babies who were born smaller than average or were born earlier than their expected date of birth.
Other Things to Consider
There are several other things that you should consider when choosing sizes for your changing pads. First of all, what is the size of your changing table?
The changing pad should fit your changing table so your baby will be secured on both the pad and the table as he is being changed.
If you don’t have a changing table, on what surface will you most commonly place the changing pad on? You should make sure that wherever it is you will be placing the changing pad, there is enough room for it so your baby won’t have any incidents of falling off or sliding down the surface.
You should also consider the durability of the changing pad. Since you will be using this constantly as the baby needs to be changed every so often, you want something that can last a long time and withstand wear and tear for as long as possible.
Finally, check for comfort. You will be laying down the baby on this pad on a regular basis and you would want him to feel comfortable on it so he won’t fret and fuss too much as he is being changed.