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Best Changing Pads Reviews 2017 – Top 5 Picks

written by Catherine Anderson

Babies are always pooping in their diapers, but then again, aren’t they always feeding?

After changing the first few soiled diapers, you become immune to the smell and the look of all the mess.

You become an expert at inspecting the content and even ‘diagnosing’ when the little one has digestion concerns.

You are a great mother, and so you will be concerned for your little one’s comfort.

The best changing pads not only make the baby comfortable from the padding, but they also prevent the mess from spreading when you remove an overflowing diaper.

While years ago parents went for the softest changing pad, things have changed these days with the invention of foam.

A great changing pad will provide the comfort a baby needs while being stable and lasting. It will also be portable, as you will need it when traveling.

What To Look For In A Changing Pad

Comfort is key as we know a baby is delicate. We see changing pads made of cotton while others are cotton or even rubber. The keyword here is comfort, and so any of these blends will do.

You will need to take these with you wherever you go as long as your baby is in diapers, and so portability will be one of the important features. It, therefore, should be foldable and light.

Being a changing pad that touches you baby’s skin, ease of cleaning will feature prominently. Look for a pad with waterproof top that you can wipe clean and disinfect with ease. The price may not be a major issue if the quality is excellent.

5 Best Changing Pads Reviews 2017

At first look, this changing pad looks uncomfortable, and you would think twice about getting it until you touch it.

The top material, which is a beautiful blue, is waterproof and softer than you would think. This water impermeability removes the need for extra sheets or covers to catch a runaway spill.

Apart from being soft, the solid surface also presents an unfriendly surface for bacteria. It wipes down easily with a damp cloth, and you get to disinfect it in the same way.

The material is not machine-washable, but then a regular disinfecting agent will achieve the depth you would with a good machine wash.

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) has certified his product as ideal for use by infants, meaning that it is free of toxins that could affect that young one.

Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer Review

Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer is tear-free and almost indestructible, meaning that you can hand it down several times. It costs more than most diaper changers on the market, but then its quality is incomparable.

We know that babies get a little restless when placed on their backs. This changing pad has a sturdy strap to keep them down when they try to raise before you are done. It is made of an equally soft material, and so it will not hurt their delicate skin.

The sturdy build at the bottom ensures that it holds well on a surface, and so this changing pad will not move once as you do your business.​

We noted that it is expensive, but considering the quality of the material and the measures taken to make it non-toxic, the price is justified.​

Things We Liked

  • Made of soft, cushy foldable material for comfort.
  • The material is nontoxic and water resistant.
  • They are easy to wipe clean and disinfect.

Things We Didn't Like

  • ​Cold to the touch.
  • If not well cleaned, heavy diaper cream can stain the color.

If you are looking for something to serve the same purpose as Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer but at a lower price, Summer Infant Ultra Plush Changing Pad Cover will do just fine.

It is made of Velboa fabric, which is also used in baby blankets. The top part of this cover is ultra-soft and comfortable.

While the material is plush, it will soil easily, and so you will need an extra cover to collect minimize the damage.

You see, the top part is cloth as opposed to a waterproof cover. The upside is that it is machine washable.

This changing pad is foldable and hence portable seeing that it is all fabric. It weighs 6.4 ounces, and so you can fit it into a diaper bag for easy porting. It snugly fits 16-by-34-inch changing pads in public facilities.

Since babies cannot seem to stay still while being changed, it has a snug strap to hold them in place as they curiously watch you work miracles with your hands.​

Summer Infant Ultra Plush Changing Pad Cover Review

Things We Liked

  • Machine washable for easy cleaning.
  • Pretty cheap and light.
  • It is designed to fit most changing pads.

Things We Didn't Like

  • You will need to place a protective cloth on top of the changing pad.
  • It is a little thin.

Made of 100% organic cotton, this gray changing pad is an excellent choice for your baby or as a gift to a loved one.

It is curved to take the shape of the baby as you change them. It does not have a belt for holding the baby n place, but the ergonomic shape makes up for that unless in the case when the baby is too playful.

Cotton jersey knit is super comfy and breathable. Although the baby will only be on it for a few minutes, it is important that they be as comfortable as possible all the while.

The material is certified hypoallergenic for sensitive babies. It has also been certified as free of toxins.

It fits the standard 16″ X 32″ changing pads, and so you can fold it up and pack it for traveling. Burt’s Bees Knit changing pad is not waterproof, and so it is machine washable and dryable.​

Burt’s Bees Baby – Knit Terry Changing Pad Cover Review

Things We Liked

  • SUPER SOFT - 100% organic cotton.
  • The material is hypoallergenic.
  • Perfectly fits the standard 16" X 32" changing pads.

Things We Didn't Like

  • It has no straps for securing the baby.
  • The cover is not waterproof.

Babies love diagrams, no? They keep their tiny eyes glued to animal structures on cloth for the whole thirty seconds!

Granted, they will not be staring at the animal drawings on this fabric, but they make for thoughtful decorations.​

This 2.7-ounce changing pad is portable as you will only fold it and place it in a traveling bag.

You will also be pleased that if fits most 16″ x 32″ changing pads. It comes complete with a strap to secure the baby as you change them.

The bottom of this pad is elastic to keep it stable as you work. It is plush and super comfortable from the velboa material that makes the top. This fabric is fade-free and does not stain even with heavy cream or baby poop.

Since it soaks up water (or urine), you will need to place a cover on top before you work. Soiled or in need of disinfection? Let the washing machine work some magic.​

Summer Infant Ultra Plush Changing Pad Cover Review

Things We Liked

  • ​Very cute design.
  • Soft and machine washable material.
  • The extra soft velboa fabric provides comfort.
  • Velboa material is stain resistant and colorfast for long lasting use.

Things We Didn't Like

  • The top is not waterproof.
  • It does not have a buckle strap.

These come as a set so that you always have an extra one for when the other is soiled.

Hey are not waterproof as they are made of soft Jersey cotton, but they are machine washable. They come with a fitted sheet, and you can always add a vinyl cover to prevent soiling.

As opposed to other cloth changing pads, they straighten out as a mattress would, and so the chances of the baby rolling off are quite high.

To prevent this, the manufacturer has added an elastic belt that holds the baby snugly.

They fit a maximum 30-inch changing pad, and so you may have a problem squeezing them into the standard pads.

They are quite thin because they are specifically for diaper changing, which does not take long, but some moms think they could be thicker.

Ziggy Baby Changing Pad Cover Review

The overall material of this changing pad is incredibly soft to match the baby’s skin. It is also super light to keep your munchkin comfortable for diaper changes even in the heat of summer.​

Things We Liked

  • Light, comfortable material - 100% Cotton.
  • They are pair for an excellent price.
  • The changing pad is machine washable.

Things We Didn't Like

  • They are a quite thin.
  • They are smaller than the standard changing pad but they will fit a cradle.

The Verdict

Whether going over to grandma’s or out for a meal, a changing pad will always come in handy.

It keeps the baby comfortable when you place them on the standard changing pads, and if it is thick enough, you can leave them on it to catch a breather.

Moms have voted the brands we have recommended as some of the best, and you will notice that they are quite well priced.

They are durable too, and so one will last until your young one is out of diapers (and even longer).

Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer stands out for us due to its unique cushy yet tear-proof material. We also like the ergonomic shape and the bright color.

Who needs extra cloth when your changing pad is soft and waterproof?

We know the cost is slightly high, but this JMPA certified pad will last you longer that you care to imagine.

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