How To Attach A Changing Pad To A Dresser

According to the Consumer report, you should choose a dresser that stands 36 to 43 inches high to allow you to stand comfortably with your baby within reach.

The top of a dresser converted for the sole reason of changing diapers is an adventurous way of acquiring a changing table. It allows you to have space and a clean changing surface combined all in one piece of furniture. 

Due to the lack of space in the baby’s nursery to accommodate both a dresser and a changing table, we will see how to attach a changing pad to the dresser seamlessly.

Attaching a changing pad to the dresser

An infant boy is getting a diaper change on his changing table.

Below are some easy and quick ways you can attach a changing pad to a dresser 

Using velcro

Velcro is the easiest and most efficient way to attach a changing pad on top of the dresser in the baby’s room to avoid spillage while changing diapers.  Use large-scale pieces of sticky velcro, which are available on Amazon. 

Separate the pieces and stick one side to each of the four corners of the dresser top, then stick the various sides to the four corners of the changing pad. You can then fit the two sides up, so the velcro aligns when the pad is on the dresser.

Using straps

Most traditional changing tables have straps that secure around your baby during a diaper change to prevent any falls. These traps are made of nylon with buckles at the ends and can be found at any baby supplies store.

Screw the end of one into the onwards of the dresser and the other into the backside. Then pull the straps up and lay them plain on the top of the dresser.

Place the changing pad on top and cross the straps up and over, buckling them at the center of the pad. This keeps the changing pad in when in use and when not in use.

Non-skid mats

Non Skid mats are often used to prevent rugs from slipping on stark floors and are also a good option for sticking a changing pad to the top of a dresser. 

Cut the non-skid mat to fit the dresser and the changing pad, then stick the mat to the pitch of the dresser and stick the changing pad to the top of the non-skid mat. This will confine the changing pad from being knocked or pulled off and will also keep it in place during diaper changes.

Sticky changing pads

Some changing pads are naturally made sticky on the bottom, making them good and easy choices to attach to the top of the dresser. Usually, the sticky part will be exposed by stripping a plastic coating off the bottom.

Then steadily press the bottom of the changing pad to the top of the dresser. This sticky remainder can waste the top of your dresser and can also loosen, so be on the lookout if the changing pad begins to move.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Do you need a changing pad cover? 

No, covers and liners are a good idea, but they aren’t essential. The covers and the liners serve a different purpose than the pad does. The pad is purposely made to cushion your baby during changes and protect surfaces from pee and poo that make their way out of the diaper.

What are the straps on a baby changing pad for? 

The security straps underneath the changing pad keep it tightly fastened to furniture, and the non-skid bottom ensures it won’t slip or move. The soft, warm foam is comfortable for babies, and the durable quilted double layer vinyl is easy for parents, caregivers, and anyone else handling the baby clean.

Are all changing pads the same size?

The standard size would be about 17″×32″ but could be an inch or two larger or smaller on either side or both sides. The fitted changing pads covers usually have elastic around them and a lot of room to accommodate anything bigger or smaller than that. So anything around this size will perfectly do the job.


The traditional changing tables offer you a comfortable place to change your baby’s diapers with easy access to wipes, powder, and all the supplies you need. But once your little one outgrows diapers, you are left with a piece of furniture you cannot use again. 

That is why just getting a changing pad and attaching it to the dresser and turning it into a changing table with drawers is a much better idea for your diaper changing needs, as the conversion allows you to have a convenient place to change diapers plus ample space for clothes.

Remember, no matter how secure your changing pad is to the dresser, you should never leave your baby unattended.

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Hello, I am Emelda from Nairobi, Kenya. They simply call me mama Lilly. A fun of long road trips and a very good cook, along with my mommy duties to a super active girl. She inspires and challenges me in equal measure, and that is how I get to share with you our journey of triumph as we grow and tag you along.

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