Such a practical piece of furniture as a changing table has long been loved by babies and their mothers. On its surface, it is convenient to change clothes for a child, change a diaper, arrange an air bath for the baby or do a massage. A large number of changing tables are presented in stores and catalogs, but even in this variety, Ikea models are very noticeable, having good user characteristics and a reputation for quality products of a well-known brand.
Features and Benefits
Ikea offers its customers changing tables in various price segments. The simplest products, for example, the portable Vedra model, are made of plastic, have a very modest price tag and will "fit" even into the most economical budget of a young family.
For wealthier parents, this brand produces changing tables combined with a chest of drawers or wardrobe, as well as transforming tables. To date, 6 different models have been developed, each of which has its own characteristics and advantages, however, all of them are equipped with a changing surface on which the mother can conveniently position the newborn for treatment.
A folding table that hangs on the wall will help save space in a small room. Parents can take a portable or folding piece of furniture with them on a trip or use it at the dacha. A table combined with a bookcase will be convenient for storing children's essentials and will be useful later for placing household items, as well as a table combined with a rack or wardrobe. The transforming table can be converted into a writing desk for children's creativity after a period of time.
The Ikea brand offers furniture in the form of collections or series, in which you can pick up virtually all the necessary items for decorating a nursery and arrange them together, creating a balanced interior. At the moment, several collections of furniture for babies have been created, which include a variety of changing tables.
These are series such as:
This series includes:
- baby bed;
- changing table combined with a bookcase.
This is one of the most developed series, which includes:
- several options for baby beds;
- sliding teenage beds;
- children's tables;
- chairs and rocking chairs;
- changing tables, shelves;
- dressers with built-in changing table.
This series is presented:
- a frame for a baby bed;
- directly by the bed itself;
- changing table-shelf with two shelves;
This is a series that includes:
- several models of high chairs designed for feeding babies;
- folding wall table for changing babies;
This series is the most diverse and includes:
- several options for sliding teenage beds;
- shelves for shoes and hats;
- various dressers with drawers;
- children's dressers with a changing table.
The series includes, in addition to the changing table integrated into the wardrobe, also:
- wardrobe with a section of shelves;
- baby cot.
Among the most popular and popular models of Ikea changing tables among buyers, the following can be noted:
"Antelope"… There are quite a lot of reviews about such a model as "Antelope". This table is wall-mounted and can be hung anywhere and at the height that is most convenient for its owner. This table is made of a metal tubular base with a soft and durable polyester cover
When unfolded, the entire hinged structure resembles an open book. The upper part is divided into several transparent polyethylene pockets, convenient for storing small items. The changing surface is equipped with sides covered with a pleasant-to-touch coating. The table is equipped with a polyurethane foam mattress.
Henswick… This changing table-rack is also a cabinet at the same time, since it has a built-in shelf. It is designed taking into account the possibility of dismantling the pencil case, due to which the product will be converted into a rack. The dimensions of the changing surface, as the buyers write, are very convenient, the solid base creates a reliable support, the high sides do not allow the child to slip to the floor
The disadvantages of buyers include the swaying of the structure when pressing on the edge. Manufacturers have taken into account this inconvenience and recommend fixing the Henswick shelf-table to the wall using the fastening loops supplied in the kit.
"Sniglar" - this is a low comfortable shelf with a changing surface, fenced on four sides with bumpers and equipped with a shelf. The advantages of the shelf, judging by customer reviews, are that it has items of children's wardrobe and baby care products always at hand. The design is lightweight, it is convenient to carry it even for fragile women, as mothers who are supporters of frequent rearrangements of furniture write with pleasure
An inconvenience is the moment that children's things are on a completely open surface and often get dusty. To compensate for this inconvenience, the manufacturer recommends purchasing universal containers for placing children's items that require special cleanliness.
Model "Gulliver" Is also a modification of the table combined with a shelf, equipped with three shelves and beautiful lattice side racks. The dimensions of this product correspond to its name, and, as noted by the buyers, they require sufficient free space in the children's room
Leksvik is a swaddler located on the top lid of the chest of drawers. This chest of drawers is on fairly high comfortable legs, and, in addition to a changing table, has several pull-out drawers and a shelf. Such a design, according to customer reviews, is convenient, it is equipped with a spacious swaddle, which, as mothers write, is comfortable even for an older child
Also "Leksvik" has a universal height, at which it is very convenient to change your baby's clothes. Due to the presence in the model of boxes and shelves for storage, this product can be used not only during the changing period.
Model "Stuva" Is a transforming changing chest of drawers. It has a table top-changing unit, three spacious drawers and three shelves, comfortable sides and the ability to change the height of the changing surface. The stable design and the ability to set different tabletop heights allow this model to be used almost until the child reaches one year of age
For an older baby, the Stuva changing chest of drawers can be turned into a writing desk for creativity.
The models of the changing tables presented by the Ikea brand differ greatly in the size of the changing surface, which is largely influenced by the dimensions of the product. For example, the portable table "Vedra", which is positioned by the manufacturer as a compact model for installation on a regular dining table, sofa or on a parent's bed, has a length of 74 cm and a width of 48 cm. Thus, "Vedra" will be comfortable for newborns, but not suitable for dressing up babies with a height of more than 70 cm or for overweight children.
The Antelope folding changing table has a slightly greater length and width, its dimensions are 74 * 78 cm.
Changing table-rack "Henswick", combined with a shelf, has the following dimensions: width - 75 cm, depth - 76 cm, height - 161 cm. Height in this case means the location of the top shelf of the rack, while the diaper is on quite comfortable for a woman of average height above the floor. These diaper sizes are also designed for babies no more than 70 cm tall.
Bunk table - Sniglar bookcase has a length of 72 cm, a width of 53 cm, a height of 87 cm.
The three-tiered shelf table "Gulliver" is slightly larger in size: length - 82 cm, width - 54 cm, height - 93 cm.
The Lesquik changing table, combined with a chest of drawers, is even larger in size: its width is 86 cm, depth is 78 cm, height is 94 cm.
Another model of a chest of drawers with a changing surface - "Sundvik", is more variable in size. You can purchase a product that has a width of 79 cm and a depth of 51 cm, although a more voluminous version with a depth of 87 cm can be ordered. The height of the product can also be chosen by the customer according to his own preferences, from a minimum of 99 cm to a maximum of 108 cm.
These models will serve as a changing table for a longer period, since they can comfortably accommodate a child 80 cm and more.
The Stuva changing table-transformer is distinguished by the largest dimensions. Made in the form of a deep chest of drawers, it has the most spacious changing tabletop, the width of which is 90 cm, the depth is 79 cm; the height of the Stuva chest of drawers is 102 cm.
Most Ikea changing tables are made from a variety of solid woods. Most often it is a pine, characterized by such wood qualities as:
- High content of phytoncides, which are antibacterial substances and can disinfect the air;
- Nice drawing;
- The softness of the wood, requiring careful handling to avoid dents.
The frames of the Leksvik and Sundvik models are made of pine.
Natural birch wood is also used, which has the following properties:
- High strength;
- A subtle pleasant aroma that has minor antibacterial properties.
Birch wood is used in the Gulliver model.
Another natural material is premium beech wood with the following characteristics:
- Beautiful surface drawing.
With the use of a frame made of beech, a model of a changing table-shelf "Sniglar" is made.
Particleboard and fiberboard, which are pressed wood shavings and small sawdust, are also often present in the design of Ikea brand changing tables. Since we are talking about a European manufacturer, buyers of these products can be sure that all adhesives have international certificates confirming the absence of formaldehyde, harmful resinous impurities in their composition and guaranteeing the safety of the material.
The models "Stuva", "Sniglar", "Lexvik", "Sundvik" and "Henswick" were made with the use of fiberboard and chipboard. In some models, MDF is used, which is recognized as an environmentally friendly material, since it is made by pressing wood dust, sawdust and lignin glue obtained from wood. These are the Henswick and Gulliver models.
In folding models of changing tables, the frame is made of steel tubes of various diameters, which have a significant margin of safety. A polyester awning or cover is usually put on the frame. The models "Antelope" and "Spaling" are made according to this principle.
Changing tables, which the Ikea brand offers to its customers, can have the following color variations:
Natural color of natural wood, which differs slightly depending on the type of wood and additional processing:
- beech has a natural light straw color;
- an array of birch, characterized by a delicate sunny shade;
- solid pine, covered with antique tone stain, which has a honey color.
- Snow-white color, which is obtained thanks to the coating with acrylic enamel.
- Combined options that combine shades of natural wood and white enamel.
- Gray-brown shades.
- Combination of white and light green enamel.
In those cases when a potential buyer begins to be interested in reviews of the quality of Ikea changing tables, a pleasant surprise awaits him. In most reviews on a variety of models, the quality of their implementation by consumers is rated very high. As for the "Antelope" model, many reviews say that such a swaddler helped raise two children and did not lose its characteristics, did not "peel off", the polyethylene on the pockets did not break, and the fasteners were securely fixed in the wall.
The "Sniglar" and "Gulliver" shelf models, as the buyers say, can withstand the weight of the child with honor, after six to seven months of intensive use they do not begin to creak or dry out.
Many buyers are satisfied with the quality of the Stuva changing table-transformer, which continues to serve well for grown-up children, but already as a practical writing table. The only complaint found in reviews for this product is the absence of closers on the drawers of the chest of drawers.
The Lexwick model is considered by many to be the best changing chest of drawers that can be purchased for a similar price.
For an overview of the ikea changing table, see the following video.