Here, we have test results for 34 baby change tables, priced from $49 to $999.
Through our rigorous testing, we reveal which change tables are:
- stable and sturdy
- best able to prevent a child rolling off the changing surface
- free of hazards such as sharp edges or finger traps.
On this page, you'll find:
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).
Three main types of change tables are 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 change surface.
CHOICE assesses change tables for stability, strength of construction and safety, including checking for sharp edges, potential finger and limb traps, and how good they are at preventing a baby rolling or sliding from the change surface.
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Newly tested models:
Previously tested models:
- Babylo Babylo Smart Changer
- Bebecare Hollie
- Bertini Miko
- Boori Urbane Changer
- Cariboo Classic Changer
- Childcare Universal
- Grotime Geneva
- Infa Secure Deluxe Folding Changer
- Love N Care Veneto
- Mother's Choice Combo
- Nature's Purest Changer
- Tasman Eco Tuscany
- Babyhood Sleigh
- Bertini Renaissance
- Boori 3 Tier
- Boori Classic
- Cheeky Bub Rascal
- Childcare Deluxe
- Childcare Palma XT
- Grotime T29 Duke
- Humphrey's Corner Chest of Drawers
- IKEA Gulliver
- IKEA Sniglar
- Infa Secure Duo Genius
- Infa Secure Axcess
- Love N Care Convenient
- Love N Care Omega
- Mother's Choice Bellevue
- Mother's Choice Liberty
- Stokke Care
- Swallow Jessie
- Tasman Eco Europa
- Touchwood Standard
- Valco Baby Pax Plus
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 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 This 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 Any edges or points that could injure a child on the table are noted.
- Finger and limb traps Any gaps or holes that could trap a small finger or limb are tested with a set of special probes.
For more articles on nursery items, see Babies and kids.