Best Diaper Changing Pad: Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer Review

keekaroo peanut diaper changer reviewOne of my favorite baby products so far is the Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer (Made in the USA; BPA, PVC, latex, formamide, and phthalate free). I really cannot rave about this product enough. If there is anything that can make the diaper changing process substantially easier, then I think it is totally worth it.

The Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer comes in a variety of bright colors. Unfortunately, it appears that the color I own (pumpkin) is no longer available. The pad is made of one solid piece of non-toxic material** that is completely impermeable to fluids. The material is also soft and comfortable. There were numerous times when Max was fussing as a newborn, he immediately became calm and settled when we laid him down on the pad. It was almost magical!

In terms of safety, the sides of the peanut changer are slightly raised, helping to prevent a newborn from rolling off. The changing pad also comes with a safety strap as well but, to be honest, I have not made use of it. (I would never leave Max on the pad unattended anyway.)

The beauty of the Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer, and the main reason why this particular pad is a must-have, is that no extra pad covers/waterproof liners are needed. Who was the genius (not!) that thought creating a diaper changing pad that needed covers to be changed and washed anytime bodily fluids came in contact with it was a good idea? I mean, it’s a surface for changing dirty diapers for crying out loud!

The point being, this diaper changing pad is a lifesaver and a timesaver. Whenever the surface gets dirty (which is often), be it with pee or poo, all I have to do is spray the pad with a gentle all-purpose cleaner and wipe down with a paper towel.

So. Easy.

I’m a huge fan of easy to clean baby items. If only they were all so easy.

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My diaper changing station

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Max likes to drink his bottles on it (lol, I don’t know why, kids are so weird sometimes)

Now that Max is older, our diaper changing methods have evolved. They now consist of him lying on the pad, on the ground, with one of our legs draped (lightly) over his body. The raised sides help to trap him in and keep him from rolling away. Usually, if we are lucky, he will agree to lie there as we change his diaper. Parenthood – always keeps you on your toes!

**A note about the material: A kind reader has alerted me to the fact that Keekaroo is made from polyurethane foam. Upon further investigation, it would appear that Keekaroo uses “polyurethane polymers.” There has been evidence that polyurethane is toxic – despite the manufacturer’s claims that the material used is not toxic. Knowing this, I would still recommend the Keekaroo Diaper Changer because I am weighing the ease of use and sanitation against the risk of limited exposure time to any toxins. And I believe the risk is worth it for me. BUT, I think it is always important to make informed decisions. So do what you think is right for your family.

Did you like my review? If so, you can buy the Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer on Amazon here.

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  1. Terry Davis August 11, 2015
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