J.L. Childress Full Body Portable Baby Changing Pad

Last updated date: June 14, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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We looked at the top 1 Changing Pads and dug through the reviews from 4 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Smart Parent Advice, Best Mom Products, Best Top Now and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Changing Pad you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 62 expert reviews, the J.L. Childress J.L. Childress Full Body Portable Baby Changing Pad placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 24, 2019:
Checkout The Best Changing Pad for a detailed review of all the top changing pads.

Expert Summarized Score
8.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
291 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Provides a clean, germ-free surface for a baby when diapering on the the go. Opens to 19" x 30" and folds to 6.5" x 10". Fully padded for maximum comfort.
- BestReviews
The changing pad is waterproof and can be easily wiped down for cleaning. The material used is lead-free and cleans up well with soap and water or wipes.
- Smart Parent Advice
Generously Sized. The changing pad accommodates larger babies and works well with commercial changing stations.
- Best Mom Products
This is very compact and it can easily fit inside most bags.
- Best Top Now
What experts didn't like
Edges may be too sharp for some babies. Less padding than similar options.
- BestReviews
The interior of this pad contacts with the exterior during the folding process, leaving your baby vulnerable to germs and contaminants
- Smart Parent Advice
Unsanitary Folding Method. The folding method requires that the outer surface, which may have touched germy surfaces, be in contact with the inner surface.
- Best Mom Products
It may initially have a weird smell that will go away when it is washed.
- Best Top Now

From The Manufacturer

Protect baby's entire body with this oversized Full Body Changing Pad from J.L. Childress. for use when diapering on-the-go, this padded changing pad provides a clean, germ-free surface for baby and parent. When folded, the changing pad conveniently fits in a purse, diaper bag or travel bag. The webbing strap can be used to attach diapers and wipe container to the changing pad. Fully padded, waterproof and lead free. Keep one in your diaper bag and one in the car for emergencies. Measures 19" X 30" and conveniently folds to 6.5" X 10".

Overall Product Rankings

1. Keekaroo Peanut Changer
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 8
2. LA Baby 4-Sided Cocoon Style Changing Pad
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Colgate 2-Sided Contour Changing Pad
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Obecome Portable Baby Diaper Changing Pad Kit
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
5. Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
6. Summer Infant Changing Pad
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Comfy Cubs Baby Portable Changing Pad
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 3
8. J.L. Childress Full Body Portable Baby Changing Pad
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Skip Hop Pronto Signature Portable Changing Mat
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 8
10. Baby-Steps Changing Pad
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Changing Pads

When you have a new addition on the way, the list of things you need gets longer by the day. There are cribs, car seats, bottles and, of course, the must-have changing table and pad. There are many changing pads on the market, but don’t worry — expert reviews will help you decide which one is best for you and your baby.

After you purchase the changing table and put it together, the changing pad will rest right on top. It is a miniature mattress of sorts for baby’s comfort during diaper and clothing changes. All changing pads are equipped with a buckle to keep baby from falling off the changing table during those diaper changes. There are a few different shapes and styles to choose from as well as varying price points. Find the one that fits best in your budget and nursery.

When you want a changing pad that can be set up anywhere and look good, the Keekaroo Peanut Changer is what you’ll want. This solid surface pad is super resistant to mold and bacteria since fluids cannot get through the surface. It is an easy-to-clean top and will keep baby comfortable during those quick diaper changes. This changing pad is best suitable for a stand-alone changing pad.

A cocoon style changing pad offers baby the utmost security with four raised sides. The LA Baby Waterproof 4-Sided Cocoon Style Changing Pad features a non-skid layer along the bottom of the changing pad for additional safety for your little one. The waterproof cover is easy to wipe clean and consists of n-allergenic materials. If you choose to save space and use a dresser top for a changing table, this changing pad is best-suited for baby.

A cost-effective, yet still quality, changing pad is the Summer Infant Changing Pad. With a vinyl, waterproof case and raised sides, your baby will be both clean and safe. The wipeable surface makes it easy to maintain when you have all those baby clothes and changing pad covers to wash as well. In addition, the non-slip bottom keeps it stable, no matter where you need to change baby. Infants do best with this type of changing pad on top of a changing table.

There are also changing pads that you can buy for when you are traveling or out of the house. These portable changing pads are often included inside your diaper bag. But if not, you can find them for cheap. They are well worth the money and will save you from having to change your baby on toxic surfaces while on the go.

DYWM Fun Fact

  • Pillowcases can sometimes double as a changing pad cover.
  • Public changing tables in public restrooms were introduced in women’s restrooms in the 1990s.
  • In 2016, President Obama passed a law that required all public, federal building restrooms to have changing tables.
  • Velcro is the easiest way to secure a changing paid to the top of a dresser.

The Changing Pad Buying Guide

  • When researching changing pads for your nursery, be sure to check out the dimensions in the description to ensure the unit will fit on top of your changing table or dresser. Otherwise, you could end up with a pad that doesn’t fit as securely as you want it to.
  • Get product reviews from fellow parents, especially moms who have been through the birth experience and have first-hand advice and tips for changing baby through the stages of recovery and baby’s growth and development.
  • Make the diaper changing station a comfortable and safe place for baby with the right changing pad for a successful diaper and clothing experience.
  • If you choose to use a dresser as a changing table, consider fastening the changing pad to the top of the dresser to better secure it for baby’s safety.