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Changing Table Bliss

By MadelinePetersen |

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As much as I loved the newborn stage of Tate’s life, it was difficult because I really could only put Tate down if he was deeply asleep. Don’t get me wrong, I love snuggling with the babe, but as I am in the throws of a cross country move, being tied to the baby would have made my effectiveness quotient nearly zero.

I am sort of in love with the independence he has recently gained. We have just started to notice that Tate is especially happy on his changing table. I am not sure what he likes so much about it – and frankly I don’t care. He will lay on it for what feels like hours ( but is probably closer to 30-40 minutes) taking in the goings on and kicking his little legs, and even smiling a little bit. And I can finally get a few things done!

When did you notice your baby being more independent? Did you find any particular situation that made that made your baby more happy to hang on their own?

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About MadelinePetersen



Madeline blogs and tweets about budget-friendly clothes, modest apparel, sales, her obsession with pop culture, and her pudgy little baby, Tate, on her personal blog, Uber Chic for Cheap. A former Babble contributor, she currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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6 thoughts on “Changing Table Bliss

  1. Rosstwinmom says:

    Dude, I have twins. One always needs(needed) me. But, they are pretty cute so I try to get over it. ;-)

  2. Meagan says:

    DUDE. Ours LOVES the changing table. He’s almost 3 months old and he’s just started to respond to the mobile hung over the table these last couple weeks. The whole time my husband or I changes him, he just stares up at it and grins and gurgles. I think these are his happiest moments. A huge change from when he was first born and screamed bloody murder whenever we changed his diaper!

  3. HeyBeckyJ says:

    My 7-month old daughter loves the changing table. It makes diaper duty slightly more pleasant as I am sure to get some smiles and maybe even a good laugh. We also noticed early on (when she was about 2 months) that a ceiling fan will keep her entertained for up to 30 minutes. It’s heavenly!

  4. Peyton says:

    My 9-week-old baby girl has ADORED being on her changing table from the very very beginning! Only now do I see her interacting with the pretty, colorful birds hanging above her head, so I’m not sure what the magic has been all about either. No matter… I, like you, am just happy to have a spot where I can put down my “don’tputmedownmama!” babe without a major fussfest. :)

  5. Emma says:

    Mine is in love with the tv. Normally, we have it turned on the news or something, and he watches it-just enchanted. But even when its off, he stares at it. Can he see his reflection that far away at 4 months old?

  6. Fannie says:

    My 3 mo old babygirl has always been happiest on her back, on a changing table, the floor, or the swing. It’s just in the last couple of weeks she likes to be snuggled or will fall asleep while snuggling.

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