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Change table reviews

Forty-four change tables tested in the CHOICE labs, including models from Boori, Ikea, Childcare and more.
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01.Introduction

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We test 44 change tables, priced from $49 to $1099 to help you choose the safest one for your baby.

Our review will help you:

  • decide what to buy
  • choose a change table that’s stable and sturdy and passes our safety tests
  • see which change tables are best able to prevent a child rolling off the changing surface
  • see which change tables are free from hazards like sharp edges or finger traps.

On this page, you'll find:

What do you need to look for in a change table?

Babies need their nappies changed several times a day, and a good change table can make the job much easier. A stable, level surface at the right height – plus shelves or drawers for storing nappies, wipes and other odds and ends – saves time and effort (and your back).

There are three main types of change tables available:

  • wooden tables with two or three tiers or drawers
  • portable folding tables with a metal frame and fabric body
  • tables that include a baby bath under the changing surface.

For information on other baby products and furniture, head to our Babies and Kids section.

Brands tested

  • 4BABY Bath and Change Centre #
  • Babyhood Sleigh
  • Babylo Smart Changer
  • Bebecare Hollie (A)
  • Bebecare Oxford #
  • Bertini Miko
  • Bertini Renaissance
  • Boori 3 Tier (A)
  • Boori Country Classic
  • Boori Country Pioneer #
  • Boori Country Sleigh #
  • Boori Urbane Changer
  • Cariboo Classic Changer
  • Cheeky Bub Rascal (A)
  • Childcare Deluxe (A)
  • Childcare Palma XT (A)
  • Childcare Universal
  • Grotime Bella #
  • Grotime Geneva
  • Grotime Sherpa #
  • Grotime T29 Duke
  • Humphrey's Corner Chest of Drawers (A)
  • IKEA Gulliver
  • IKEA Sniglar
  • Infa Secure Deluxe Folding Changer
  • Infa Secure Duo Genius (A)
  • Infa Secure Axcess
  • Leander Change table #
  • Love N Care Convenient
  • Love N Care Omega
  • Love N Care Veneto
  • Mother's Choice Bellevue (A)
  • Mother's Choice Combo
  • Mother's Choice Liberty
  • Nature's Purest Changer
  • Stokke Care
  • Swallow Jessie (A)
  • Tasman Eco Europa (A)
  • Tasman Eco Turin #
  • Tasman Eco Tuscany
  • Touchwood Standard (A)
  • Troll Sun #
  • Valco Baby Pax Plus
  • VeeBee Comfort #

# Newly tested models
(A) Discontinued.

How we test

There is no Australian Standard for baby change tables. Our test method is based on relevant clauses from Australian Standards for nursery furniture such as for cots, and from the American standard for baby changing tables, ASTM F 2388. We test for:

  • Stability Our tester, Matthew Tung, applies about 20kg of downward force to the edge of the table to see if it tilts or tips over.
  • Strength of construction He puts a 50kg mass in the centre of the changing surface for 60 seconds and checks for any damage to the table.
  • Roll-off protection Matthew tests whether the table will prevent a baby rolling or sliding from the change surface. The table is tilted sideways at 15° and a 15kg test cylinder is placed at the upper edge of the changing surface and released. If it rolls off the bottom edge, the table fails.
  • Sharp edges and protrusions He checks for any edges or points that could injure a child on the table are noted.
  • Finger and limb traps He checks for any gaps or holes that could trap a small finger or limb are tested with a set of special probes.
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