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What is the Suggested Mounting Height for Baby Changing Units?

What is the Suggested Mounting Height for Baby Changing Units?

We are often asked what the correct height to mount a baby changing unit is, unfortunately, this is not an easy question to answer. There is no fixed or regulated height at which baby changing units are mandated to be fitted at.

Most manufacturers agree however that the surface which the baby will lay on should be between 730mm and 750mm from the floor. This seems to be the most comfortable height for a number of users, male and female alike. And essentially is just below or around the height of the average person waist.

We have also heard of baby change facilities for disabled parents and carers. These are fitted much lower and are offered with an optional fold-down seat, with another seat provided for parents or carers who are not necessarily in a wheelchair. However, facilities as inclusive as these are rare and in the minority and they are also certainly not a legal requirement.

Regardless of the manufacturer you chose for your baby changing unit, whether fixed or fold down you will be provided with fitting instruction that will detail the recommended height for fixing, and it will usually be measured from the floor to a specific fixing point on the specific unit such as a fixing screw position or base plate. However when fitted the surface which the baby shall lay on will usually fall within the 730mm and 750mm range as detailed previously.

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