BabyEtteEtsy: never used them... always on the bed or floor through all 4 babies
that_girl_lola we bought one with our first daughter- maybe used it 3 times in all. When I was pg with our 2nd, we got rid of it to make space but, our nursery was on 2nd floor, and our room on 1st- which meant lots of changing on our bed- more convenient. ... maybe consider buying used at Once Upon a Child and then you can save $ and sell back if you don't use it.
thenaturalmommy we've never bought one. We use the toy storage thing j built
UntanglingTales useful inasmuch as it creates a one-stop-swap. If you're not doing cloth They're 100% optional. Once they reached the rolling stage I changed mine on the floor so I could immobilize them w/ my feet. ... We had shelves in a closet by a waist-high dresser we stapled a pad to. Covered the pad w/h2o-proof yardage we swapped to wash.
kt_writes I never used one--it was much easier to just put a changing pad on the floor or bed.
jkubecki Depends on if you like your OLD table. We changed when we wanted something bigger for dinner... Oh, wait... Seriously, they're very handy to have. Make sure u get 1 that's big enough 2 keep all supplies handy. And don't walk away ever.
KielEWyote Changing tables are pointless, just use the floor. Ha ha!
twentysixcats That changing table on CL looks like a great buy. I love having a place to change Savannah. To keep dipes, wipes, etc. It's not "necessary", but useful. We got a dining room sideboard/buffet. You could also use a pack & play w/ changing pad.
After getting these answers, I saw that commenters mostly defended the use of the "unitasker" changing table on Unclutterer. We aren't even considering a unitasker, and are insisting on a dresser with a changing table top. I hesitate to plan to change the baby on the floor, mostly because I think my curious, large dog will get in the way. I see the logic in keeping all the diapering supplies in one place, and, admittedly, we have a relatively small one-story house, so getting to them from anywhere in the house shouldn't be inconvenient.
Did you use your changing table? Is it worth having around?