A normal child experiences around 6000 nappies, and when you’re elbow-somewhere down in infant side-effect a few times each day for a long time, you need the experience to be as proficient as workable for you and as sheltered as feasible for your little one.

There are three principle sorts of progress tables you’ll discover in shops:

  • Wooden tables with a few levels or drawers.
  • Portable collapsing tables with a metal edge and textured body.
  • Tables that incorporate a newborn baby care shower under the changing surface.

What to search for


  • A change table ought to be solid, stable, and have some type of move off assurance, for example, raised sides, to avoid a youngster moving off the evolving surface.
  • It ought to likewise be free of perils, for example, sharp edges or finger or appendage traps.
  • The side obstructions in a perfect world ought to be in any event 100mm high; this is sufficiently high to avoid move off when the table is utilized effectively and is anything but difficult to check in-store before you purchase, which is the reason CHOICE urges makers to make their tables with sides of this stature. (In our tests, a few tables with shorter sides than this have breezed through the move off assessment. However, it’s a decent dependable guideline.)
  • A limitation lash can help secure your infant. However, it is certifiably not a substitute for legitimate consideration and ordinary wellbeing measures.
  • Harnesses are helpful for some additional significant serenity, however again, you ought to never completely depend on them to guard your infant.
  • The table ought to be all around adjusted to abstain from tipping.

Extra room

  • The changing table ought to have a lot of extra room to keep nappies, wipes, cream, and other infant necessities inside arm’s scope, so you don’t need to go far or take your eye off junior to get things.
  • Check that the racks or drawers are sufficiently large to be valuable, and in a helpful situation for the spot in the nursery where you’ll put the table.
  • Multiple retires and side plates give the most stockpiling, yet a table with only one rack is as yet helpful.


Choose a changing table that suits your stature, so you won’t need to curve or arrive at too far while evolving nappies (which, recall that, you’ll be doing around multiple times!).


If you lack space, a foldable change table could be a decent purchase.

Sleeping pad

Not all change tables incorporate a sleeping pad, so you may need to get one independently.


Check whether the changing table has castors at the base, and provided that this is true, regardless of whether the castors have brakes.

Simplicity of cleaning

The changing surface ought to be anything but difficult to wipe down when wrecks occur (and they will!). The sleeping cushion or cushioning ought to likewise be anything but difficult to wash.

Top 5 hints for changing your child securely.

  1. 1. Ensure collapsible edges are secured safely before use.
  2. 2. Keep everything expected to change your infant close within reach yet out of their range.
  3. 3. Ensure the changing table is free from little articles that can cause gagging.
  4. 4. Try to keep one hand on your child consistently while evolving them. Never leave your infant unattended on a changing table, even just to get something over the room; consistently take them with you.
  5. 5. Be careful about more established kin hopping on change tables, particularly models with haul out drawers that can go about as steps or unbalance the table.