Every year about 2,000 babies end up in emergency rooms after falling off changing
tables. To be safe:
If your table doesn’t have raised sides, make sure the pad does. Starting this year, pads sold separately should have contoured sides and nonslip surfaces.
Stash supplies within your reach, but not hers.
Be especially careful when your baby’s between 7 and 12 months — prime time for rolling over. Even if you use the safety belt, you should still keep one hand on your little squirmer at all times.