This is just a regular contoured changing pad that you would put on top of a changing table, but you don’t have to have the table! Having one or two in other parts of the house (upstairs and downstairs) is a lifesaver. I didn’t always move around a lot when I had newborn twins–and tended to stay in one part of the house a lot. It was really nice to not to have to take the babies all the way upstairs, or all the way downstairs if I didn’t have to. They’re also great if you want to take them with you on the road, or when you’re visiting someone’s home.