As a parent, you will change more diapers than you ever thought imaginable. And, you will change some of these diapers in pretty weird places. It is essential to have a go-to spot in your home or a pull out portable option to make life a little easier and let’s be honest a bit less gross. I love the idea of keeping all the dirty business cornered to one spot. Having one of these will also keep your baby much safer, as opposed to you laying them wherever it is convenient at the moment. Many have a safety strap and non-slip bottoms to keep everything in place. Not to mention changing pads make clean up easy in the case of any explosions. Changing pads actually can be quite innovative, thus we bring to you the best changing pads on the market today.
What to Look For:
- Fit- This is one of the most important things to consider because you probably already have a dresser or changing table picked out to go with your adorable crib set. You will want to ensure whatever changing pad you pick fits on top because it isn’t safe to have one that is too big or hanging off in any way.
- Material- You want to find a changing pad that will hold up to thousands of diaper changes. This means; durable, waterproof, easy to clean off, and safe for your baby. Look for phthalate-free and nontoxic in the description.
- Safety- Changing diapers can turn into risky business with a squirmy baby. This means you will want to look for nonskid bottoms that keep your changing pad in place on top of the tabletop, safety straps to secure it to the table, and a safety belt that gently goes over your little one.
New & Innovative Changing Pads
Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Scale
We live not only in a world of smartphones but also of smart changing pads. The Hatch Baby Grow is safe, easy to clean, and comfortable for your little one to lay on. However, what makes this one of the best changing pads goes beyond the basics. It doubles as a scale! This allows you to weigh your baby between doctor’s visits easily and even measure how much your baby is actually drinking during feedings. You can sync up to the Hatch Baby App as well, which allows you to track all sorts of different things. Click here for current pricing!
Bumbo Changing Pad
The bright color options this comes in caught my attention immediately. These make a great addition to any modern nursery. Beyond looks, this changing pad is made of a comfy foam and ergonomically designed. It has a restraint belt so that you have both hands free to get that diaper changed asap. It also does not require a cover, making it very easy to wipe down. Get your Bumbo here!
Skip Hop Wipe Clean
The words “wipe clean” being right in the title are a good sign! This option from Skip Hop is completely waterproof, so it won’t absorb any icky liquids or smells. It includes a baby safety belt to keep your wiggly baby safe. Another one of my favorite safety features is the non-skid base. This allows you to safely place the changing pad on any tabletop surface. Finally, someone realized the value of including a toy bar onto these things! This pad’s removable toy bar will keep your baby entertained and distracted while you change their diaper. Current pricing here.
Keekaroo Peanut Changer
Like most of the new and modern pads included on this list, the Keekaroo Peanut Changer is made of comfortable foam. This means it requires no cover and it can be cleaned with ease. This limits bacterial growth (big fan of any baby product that aims for this!) and makes it impermeable to fluids. This material also makes it slip resistant. Plus, aren’t you in love with this pretty hot pink color? Say goodbye to boring baby gear! Here is the current pricing!
Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad
While you should definitely consider purchasing a changing pad, I understand if this isn’t an item you want to spend big bucks on. No worries there! You can get everything you need for diaper time at a great price. The Munchkin Secure has contoured sides and a safety belt to keep your little one in place. It has an easy wipe surface, and it fits on most dressers or changing tables. You get some added security with the xtra-grip strips which help keep the changing pad in place. Get yours here!
Summer Infant Basic Changing Essentials Kit
You will get everything you need in one easy purchase with the Summer Infant Basic Changing Essentials Kit. It comes with a contoured changing pad, a cute cover, and a waterproof liner. Both the liner and the cover are machine washable and can be easily tossed in with the rest of your laundry. You can use this for diaper changes from the time they are a newborn all the way through 24 months. Check out current pricing.
Best Options for On the Go
Munchkin Arm and Hammer Disposable Changing Pad
If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional changing pad, you have to check these out. I love the idea of having a disposable option! Having to clean off your portable changing pad can be inconvenient and a little unsanitary. These are ultra-absorbent and infused with baking soda for odor protection. Even though they are thick and soft, they won’t get stuck to your baby’s bottom. Buy yours now!
Anthropologie Waterproof Baby Changing Pad
Make changing diapers on the go a bit more enjoyable with these Anthropologie changing pads. They come in the cutest prints! They are also waterproof and stain-resistant. You can easily fold these up with the magnetic closure using only one hand. Check current pricing here.
Storq Kit Bag
This kit puts everything you need in one place. It also helps to keep things sanitary and organized, which is essential when you are out and about with a baby. The Storq Kit Bag can be carried on its own or placed in your larger diaper bag. I am obsessed with the chic design, but even more obsessed with the convenience! Click here to get yours!
Super Secure Changing Pads
Poopoose Wiggle Free
The Poopoose Wiggle Free includes an extra plush swaddle-like strap that will hold your baby safely in place and keep them calm. The strap adjusts easily so that it fits just right. It also is removable making it easy to wash. All the materials are waterproof and nontoxic, so you will have no worries as far as that is concerned. Click here for pricing!
Naturepedic Organic Cotton 4-Sided Contoured Changing Pad
First off, this option is certified organic, meaning every material it is made of is nontoxic and completely free of harmful chemicals. The material is waterproof and allergen friendly as well. As for security, it has a safety strap to go over your baby and it includes snap screws to secure the pad to the dresser properly. It is also four-sided keeping your baby snug and right in place. Here is the current pricing!
LA Baby 4-Sided
I love the idea of a 4-sided changing pad, both for the purpose of safety and how cozy it seems. It’s like a little cocoon! The LA Baby 4-Sided has a non-skid bottom so it will stay right in place. It also comes with a waterproof and stain resistant quilted cover. It easily straps down to your changing table with its security strap. Get yours now!
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