Keekaroo Peanut Changer

Last updated date: July 24, 2019

DWYM Score
9.7

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We looked at the top 1 Changing Pads and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, The Baby Swag, The Bump, Best Mom Products, Words From A Mama, Emily Reviews, Our Lucas Life and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Changing Pad you should buy.

Overall Take

The Keekaroo Peanut Changer boasts comfort and cleanliness all in one. This changing pad is super portable and doesn’t absorb any liquids. It's also easy to clean and disinfect, which provides an additional plus for parents. In our testing, we liked that it had a nice heft to it and stayed put on the table. We also like the velcro sticker that helps keep it in place. In our analysis of 66 expert reviews, the Keekaroo Keekaroo Peanut Changer placed 1st 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
10.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
503 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Soft and comfortable, yet completely water-resistant. Solid surface allows for effortless cleaning and doesn't absorb fluids like most others do, drastically reducing the risk of bacterial growth.
- BestReviews
The Keekaroo Peanut Changer has an easy to wipe down a surface that doesn’t absorb water and can easily be disinfected anytime you clean it.
- The Baby Swag
February 23, 2019 | Full review
Solid but soft to the touch, the Peanut is bacteria resistant and impermeable to fluids. No seeping up waste or staining here—and no extra cover or pad required
- The Bump
Non-Toxic. The Keekaroo Peanut will be appreciated by safety-conscious parents, as it is free of latex, PVC, BPA, phthalates and formamide.
- Best Mom Products
February 24, 2018 | Full review
The Keekaroo Peanut Changer is soft and squishy to the touch, so it is a super comfortable surface to change your baby on
- Words From A Mama
April 2, 2019 | Full review
The Peanut Changer is slip resistant and stays in place on our changing table. Safety straps are also built into the Peanut Changer to secure the child while using. The straps are nice and thick and have a high quality feel.
- Emily Reviews
January 17, 2014 | Full review
The pad is BPA-free, Latex-free, PVC-free, Phthalate-free, and Formamide-free.
- Our Lucas Life
What experts didn't like
Although soft, the surface can feel cool on bare skin.
- BestReviews
When it’s colder outside, the pad is naturally cooler to the touch, which can be uncomfortable for some infants.
- The Baby Swag
February 23, 2019 | Full review
Expensive. This is one of the most expensive changing pads.
- Best Mom Products
February 24, 2018 | Full review
The only other con I found was that the surface can be a bit cold to the touch.
- Words From A Mama
April 2, 2019 | Full review
The Keekaroo Peanut Changer may be an expensive product, but it’s built to withstand daily use.
- Our Lucas Life

From The Manufacturer

Peanut Changer from Keekaroo is the clean and safe way diaper changing pad to change your 'little peanut'. Impermeable to fluids, the soft-to-the-touch Keekaroo Peanut Changer needs no additional sheets or pads commonly required for other diaper changing pads. The solid surface wipes clean and limits the chance for bacterial growth. Made from our unique soft and cushy material that was designed and tested for hospital use, the Keekaroo Peanut Changer provides a clean, safe and comfortable diaper changer surface for diaper changes.

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.