I was really unsure whether to buy a change table as well. I wasn't sure if it would get used enough. We ended up buying a dresser, Grotime brand (forgot the exact name of it). It has an add on on the back of it that we can take off when we stop using it as a change table. I had people try and talk me out of getting it but i am sooooo glad we ended up getting one, we use it all the time. Yeah, a little more expensive than the traditional change table but we will definitely get our moneys worth out of it!