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Top 5 Best Diaper Changing Pads | 2017 Reviews

August 5, 2017
Top 5 Best Diaper Changing Pads

Top 5 Best Diaper Changing Pads | 2017 Reviews

Having a new baby in the house is a blessing but there are also unfortunate realities that parents have to face – like dealing with a smelly overflowing diaper full of baby poop.

It really isn’t much of a big deal if you are just at home changing the diaper but what happens if you have to do it outside? Perhaps you were caught in the park, in the mall or in the car – in the middle of running an errand? Thank goodness for diaper changing pads!

As simple as they may be, these changing pads have made life a lot easier for moms and even dads. They are great for protecting baby’s very sensitive bums against dirty as well as rough surfaces. Not only that, they are great for protecting surfaces from diaper leaks and stains. You certainly would not want your baby to lie down on the grass or on a cold concrete surface, right? If you had been caught with a diaper leak in the car, cleaning up diaper leaks on the car seat is the last thing you would want to do.

Even if you are not out of the house, diaper changing pads are also extremely useful. They protect beds and provide a soft and comfortable surface for babies to lie down in while you go about doing your business, wiping their bums and changing their diapers. Now that’s a win-win for both parent and baby!

If you are not sure where to start with your search, we’ve rounded up the best diaper changing pads for your little one:

Quick Comparison Table

Baby Steps Diaper Changing Pad

Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad

Baby Loovi Baby Changing Mat

Munchkin Secure Grip Changing Pad

Summer Infant Quickchange Portable Changing Pad

Baby Steps Diaper Changing Pad
Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad
Baby Loovi Baby Changing Mat
Munchkin Secure Grip Changing Pad
Summer Infant Quickchange Portable Changing Pad

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7.5 ounces

2.1 pounds

3.2 ounces

1.8 pounds

4.8 ounces

11.5 x 1 x 7.5 in

32.5 x 16.5 x 4 in

3.1 x 0.1 x 25.5 in

31 x 15.8 x 4.3 in

23 x 12 x 0.5 in

Polyester PVC

Vinyl

Vinyl

Vinyl

Easy to wipe plastic

Baby Steps Diaper Changing Pad

Baby Steps Diaper Changing Pad

When it comes to baby essentials, choosing products that do well in performing the function that they are supposed to do is very important for moms. In fact, it becomes among the biggest considerations that parents have.

Enter this diaper changing mat from Baby Steps. Will this product wow you like it did us here at ParentsNeed HQ? Let’s find out.

So, why do we love this changing pad? For one, it does come with a very modern and cute design. Looking at it from afar, you probably will never think that it is a baby changing pad rolled into a bag. However, what we really liked and were surprised to find out was that it has a lot of space inside to put in small baby essentials. Not convinced? You can take a look at the photos!

This pad slash bag has a lot of pockets inside so you can tuck in all the small items that your baby needs when changing diapers and then roll it into a portable bag. It can fit in a few regular or cloth diapers, wipes, baby ointment, and a lot more so you do not have to bring around another bag just for changing. This feature definitely saves parents a lot of time and effort because everything has been put together in one small and neat pack.

If you are out doing very quick errands, you do not have to pack a huge diaper bag because this is all you need. The handles of this mat and bag make it easy to hang on a stroller so you are good to go to just about anywhere and everywhere you like with your baby. No need to search for small items that would otherwise be lost during the changing process because this mat takes care of all your storage problems. Plus, when it comes to clean up time, you can protect baby from hard and rough surfaces and you can protect your furniture or sheets from diaper leaks, spills, and stains. Win-win!

Because of its portability and awesome features, we are definitely placing this product at the very top of our list.

Details of the Baby Steps Diaper Changing Pad

Weight

7 ounces

Dimensions

11.5 x 1 x 7.5 inches

Material

Polyester PVC

Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad

Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad

If you are looking for a cheap yet a comfortable changing pad for you and your baby to use, this one from Summer Infant is definitely the answer. It is perhaps the most popular product in our list and is widely used by parents especially those who have changing tables.

What is there to love about the product? For starters, this one comes with contoured edges on all four sides so it is perfect for ensuring that baby stays in place and that no diaper leaks and stains get out and make their way to your furniture or bed. This diaper pad is great for containing all the spills inside plus it is very easy to wipe and clean so moms do not have to worry about what to do next after getting their little ones changed.

For moms who are worried about getting liquid soaking the pads, there is no need. It is actually made from a quilted double layer of vinyl so it is waterproof. Once you have the baby cleaned up and changed, you can put them back in their cribs or bassinets then you can wipe off the mess from the pad afterward.

Aside from the raised edges, however, this baby changing pad also comes with a safety belt to ensure that your baby will never get out of their place even if you have both hands tied. You do not have to hold your baby at all times (although you need to make sure to keep an eye on them and never to leave them alone) as they can stay in place. The pad also comes with a non-skid backing so if you are doing the changing on a dresser table, there is no need to worry about your little one wriggling out and sliding their way down.

The Summer Infant Baby Changing Pad does not really have a lot of competition when it comes to its feature and price point which is why we highly recommend adding it to your list of baby essentials. And because of that, it also deserves to be placed at the second position.

Details of the Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad

Weight

2.1 pounds

Dimensions

32.5 x 16.5 x 4 inches

Material

Vinyl

Baby Loovi Baby Changing Mat

Baby Loovi Baby Changing Mat

If you are constantly out and about with your little one, dealing with diaper explosions and leaks can be a source of a major headache. Finding the right place to change your baby in can be a huge hassle, especially if you are the only parent around and if you do not have a quick access to a baby-friendly toilet.

Thank goodness the world was able to invent a baby changing mat to make lives easier for moms, dads and even for kids. This particular pad from Baby Loovi is a favorite among a lot of parents because of its many features and advantages, despite having a very simple design. What are they, you might ask? For starters, this mat has among the largest surfaces available in the market. With a dimension of 80 by 60 centimeters, you get enough space not just for the baby to lie down and even roll in but also some more additional space to put in your baby’s diaper changing essentials.

Unlike those fancy looking changing pads that come with raised edges and very minimal space, this one is very easy to use and still does its job well. You can even use this mat anywhere you like: in airports, inside the car, in playgrounds and parks, shopping malls and much more – the possibility is truly endless. You also do not have to wash it in the washing machine. All you have to do is to wipe off the stains and smells using room temperature water and soap. Dry it with a towel and you can use it for as many times as you like.

At ParentsNeed HQ, we are particularly in love with the versatility and simplicity of its design. You do not just use it as a portable changing mat when you are out running errands with the baby but you can also use it on top of your baby’s mattress you can protect surfaces from getting stained. With or without a diaper, you can freely let your baby play and not worry about pee or poo making their way somewhere not so nice.

After weighing all the pros and cons, we have come to conclude that this product should be placed at the third spot.

Details of the Baby Loovi Baby Changing Mat

Weight

3.2 ounces

Dimensions

3.1 x 0.1 x 25.5 inches

Material

Vinyl

Munchkin Secure Grip Changing Pad

Munchkin Secure Grip Changing Pad

Another changing pad that you might consider for your baby’s nursery is this one from Munchkin. It is perfect for when you have a changing area on top of your dresser and would like to make sure that your little one stays comfortable and secure even while you change their diapers.

What fellow moms here at ParentsNeed HQ love about this product is that it comes with several features that parents look for in a changing pad. For starters, it has a really smooth and soft surface so even if your baby kicks their legs or flails their arms around, you can be sure that they will not hurt or injure themselves when they hit themselves against hard surfaces. It also comes with a safety belt for the babies to get strapped in so you can leave them for a few seconds while you rush to the nearby drawer to get other essential items. The best part is that there is no need to use or install additional hardware for it. It even comes with anti-slip pads underneath to ensure that your baby or the changing pad will never leave the dresser even if you are away for a few seconds.

Even using a diaper changing pad cover on it is not a problem. There is no need to consider special measurements. As long as you can get a design that has holes for the straps to go through, you are essentially good to go.

The raised edges of all four sides of the pad do not only make sure that your baby stays safe and secure inside but that any diaper leaks or stains are contained within the pad and does not make their way to the dresser or any other furniture. It is pretty easy to wipe clean so cleaning up after the messes is not a huge chore.

The biggest reason why we have to place this at the fourth position in our list, however, is that it comes with a rather steep price, which is about twice the tag that similar changing pad designs come in.

Details of the Munchkin Secure Grip Changing Pad

Weight

1.8 pounds

Dimensions

31.1 x 15.8 x 4.3 inches

Material

Vinyl

Summer Infant Quickchange Portable Changing Pad

Summer Infant Quickchange Portable Changing Pad

For parents of infants and babies who are looking for portable changing pads with no fuss, this version from Summer Infant might be worth considering. Why so? It is basically a very straightforward product that does not come with any fuss or frills so you get exactly what you want: a baby changing mat that you can bring on the go.

Why do we recommend it to fellow moms and dads? Obviously, it is a very portable product to use and perfect for families who are always on the go or are constantly running around doing errands. As simple as it may look, this changing pad is actually fully padded so it can still protect your baby from rough and hard surfaces. You can be sure that your little one stays comfortable and does not hurt themselves while you go about changing their soiled diapers. They will also keep your baby away from dirty surfaces and prevent any infections or illnesses caused by contact with such places.

Another thing we like about this design is that it is quite compact so it can be easily tucked away into a diaper bag or even in a glove compartment in your car. This means you can bring it anywhere you go without worrying about having something bulky or heavy around. The weight and size that it occupies when packed are nearly negligible compared to the other things you might be bringing for your baby.

However, because of its portability, the size might be compromised. In fact, the working surface that it provides might just be enough to place your baby in and not much more. You will have to be careful about your little one rolling out of the mat and into the dirty, hard or rough surface. Still, for very quick changes, they make for a great portable product. Just make sure to keep your eyes on diaper leaks, stains and spills as it might also make their way out of the small changing pad.

Although this one is worth a try, we will have to place it at the very bottom of our list.

Details of the Summer Infant Quickchange Portable Changing Pad

Weight

4.8 ounces

Dimensions

23 x 12 x 0.5 inches

Material

Easy to wipe plastic

So we have suggested a few types of changing pad ideal for families who are either constantly at home or constantly out traveling or running errands. Regardless of which type of pad you choose, be sure that it is one that fits your lifestyle. Changing pads are designed differently and you can choose one that fits your level of comfort and need.

The most important thing to remember is that these pads should be able to protect your baby and keep them comfortable while you are changing them and that your furniture or other surfaces are also protected from nasty diaper spills and leaks.

Originally posted 2017-06-11 21:21:22.

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