Pros and Cons of Buying Wooden Baby Change Tables

So your baby’s coming soon?

How excited you must be! I’ve been there, done that, and will never forget seeing my baby for the first time.

I also understand how undecided you are about buying nursery furniture for your baby, especially when it comes to wooden baby change tables. After all, these tables can be quite costly, so you need to get things right the first time.

To help you decide, I have listed below some of the pros and cons of buying wooden baby change tables:-

Baby Change Table

Advantages of Wooden Baby Change Tables.


When it comes to beauty, nothing compares to wood. Because it’s easy to work with, it can be shaped into different styles and designs, ranging from the simplest to the most ornate. You
can even have it customized any which way you desire.


Hardwood like pine and walnut can last a long time so you can reuse it for your next children. Some of my friends even handed down their tables to their kids for their grand kids.


Bubs Gallery Baby ChangetableUnlike plastics or metals, wooden baby change tables do not leach toxic substances in the air. This can ensure you that your nursery (or any room for that matter) will be safe and healthy.


One thing I love about these tables is that they’re so convenient to use. I load our Baby Change Table with all of baby’s stuff and pull or push it in the living room, bedroom, or whichever part of the house that I need to be in. That way, I don’t have to race back and forwards to the nursery just to get baby’s needs.


Yes, a baby change table is practical too. Aside from turning it into a mini storage cabinet for your baby’s clothes as he grows older, you can also use it for handy things like wipes, nappies etc.

There are so many websites that offer great tips on re purposing a baby changing table.

Disadvantages of Wooden Baby Change Tables.


Wood may be a tough and durable material, but it is vulnerable to scratching. I’ve seen some tables with lots of scratches. You can remedy this by sanding those scratches out and applying a coat of non-toxic lacquer.


Wooden Baby Change Tables are by no means cheap. They are usually priced at $100 upwards. You can also check out used baby changing tables if you are looking for something a little cheaper.

Beauty, durability, safety, convenience and practicality are the benefits that you can get from wooden baby change tables.

Of course, there are also a couple of disadvantages like vulnerability to scratching and costliness. But with more pros than cons, don’t you think these baby tables are still worth considering?

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Tips for Buying a Baby Change Table

In this blog post we are going to talk about a piece baby furniture that gets a lot of divided opinion, the baby change table.

Some parents think that it’s handy to have around the house because it can save the backaches.

On the other hand, some parents think that it’s a total waste of money. You can just change him on the floor, a sofa or the bed they say.

Personally, I think  that a baby changing table is one of those little luxuries that can make life a bit easier, more comfortable for your back and super convenient.

Why did you invest in a beautiful, luxurious, expensive bed when you can make do with a simple, cheaper one? Because it’s more comfortable.

Why do you use a dishwasher when you can wash dishes in the sink? Because it’s more convenient.

Small pleasures like these make mummy hood more fun and enjoyable.

But before I go on with the many pleasures in my life, I’d like to give you some tips for buying a Baby Change Table:-

Baby Change Table

Buying a Baby Change Tables

Admittedly, quality baby change tables are far from cheap. They carry price tags that range from $100 upwards, so buying one really needs careful consideration.

Below are a few tips to consider when purchasing a Baby Change Table:-

1. Change Table Safety

Of course, safety should be the first on your list of safety tips when buying any nursery furniture for baby. According to Product Safety Australia, a change table should have a device to prevent baby from rolling off. The Change Table needs to have a harness or raised edges and barriers.

It is also very important to check the changing surface for gaps or spaces that might trap baby’s little fingers, limbs or head.


2. Change Table Durability

If you do your research and make an informed choice, this baby furniture can virtually last a lifetime. If you’d like to hand it down to your children’s children, you should look for change tables that are made of hardwood or other materials that have lasting qualities.

3. Change Table Sturdiness

The primary function of a Baby Change Table is to make changing your baby easier and more comfortable. That’s why you need something that has a sturdy top to ensure that it won’t topple over in case baby gets too wriggly.

4. Change Table Convenience

3 Drawer Baby Change TableThe reason why we bought a 3-Draw Change Table with wheels is to make changing more convenient.We just push or pull it to different areas of the house – our bedroom, the veranda, the kitchen, in the living room.

So when baby needs a change, we don’t have to go back and forth for diapers, wipes or clothes. The great thing is, it has drawers for easy storage! So whenever a visitor suddenly arrives, all I have to do is close the drawers.

Nobody needs to see all your baby’s things when they get a bit messy.

Of course, you can also consider a second hand baby change table that are sold in used furniture shops or on-line. Just make sure that it meets the Australian Safety Standards and have all the features to suit your baby’s needs.

Do you think a baby change table is a necessity or luxury?

Please share your thoughts with us in the comments box below.