MAMAN Pocket Portable Changing Pad Station

Last updated date: May 2, 2022

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MAMAN Pocket Portable Changing Pad Station

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We looked at the top Portable Changing Stations and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Portable Changing Station you should buy.

Update as May 2, 2022:
Checkout The Best Portable Changing Station for a detailed review of all the top portable changing stations.

Overall Take

Made using waterproof material, the MAMAN Portable Changing Pad Station can be wiped clean in seconds. The pad looks more like a bag and features an attractive puffer design that works well for both boys and girls. There are pockets for storing diaper changing supplies, as well as straps for quickly attaching the pad to your wrist or stroller.

In our analysis of 66 expert reviews, the MAMAN Pocket Portable Changing Pad Station placed 11th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

ABOUT MAMAN MAMAN manufacturing: Quality control of manufacturing and craftsmanship is MAMAN’s #1 priority. The MAMAN changing station is crafted from premium materials to ensure optimal comfort and durability. 3 pockets fits all on-the- go essentials. That’s all you need to carry all you want. MAMAN designers: Our New York designers stand behind every sketch and every stitch. Their contemporary, traditional and modern designs inspire trends worldwide. Each product is designed and sewn with love and care. The MAMAN promise: The MAMAN promise is simple: Don’t like it? Don’t need it? Don’t want it? Just return it. We offer a 100% MONEYBACK GUARANTEE. No questions asked. The MAMAN changing station. Easy to carry. Easy to use. Easy to clean. All in style.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

13 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

133 user reviews

What experts liked

This ultra-classy option has plenty of room for diapers, wipes, creams, snacks (uh…), and keys, tucking away and stay in place nicely with the mesh and zippered pockets. The change pad is large and well padded but not bulky. Translation: it’s functional and portable.
- Adventure Baby
The MAMAN Portable Changing Pad Station is a lightweight, portable, and stylish all-in-one travel changing station.
- Verywell Family
October 18, 2019 | Full review
It is conveniently portable, and its adjustable strap allows you to strap it on your wrist or hook onto a stroller. The waterproof material of this changing pad is easy to clean with wipes.
- Temper and Tantrum
The cushioned diaper changing pad is waterproof and easy to wipe clean, and the inside pockets hold everything a parent needs for quick changes on the go.
- The Bump
This diaper-changing pad literally looks like a clutch, so you can easily take it with you anywhere. The black color is sleek, so you can walk into a room with it and hide it away for when you'll need it later without anyone even noticing what it is.
- Best Products
October 11, 2019 | Full review
It's roomy enough to hold your child's necessities plus your wallet, phone, and keys.
- Wiki EZ Vid
February 6, 2019 | Full review
The pad has zippered inside pockets for small items and a large mesh pouch for up to four diapers. It also has a large outer zipper pocket when folded for personal items like a wallet, keys or phone.
- Presents 4 Mom
November 3, 2018 | Full review
At a glance, you will easily mistake it as an ordinary pouch or purse. It rocks the signature look of MAMAN, which is the “puffer quilt.”
- Cute Little Darling
September 21, 2019 | Full review
This item is lightweight and compact but also provides diaper and wipe storage all in one.
- Sweet Mom's Blog
One of the great thing about this changing pad is you can use it as a standalone clutch or bag as it comes with an adjustable strap which allows you to wear it as a sling bag or to hook it into your child’s stroller.
- Waterproof Lab
March 30, 2019 | Full review
The MAMAN Portable Changing Pad Station is a stylish, portable and lightweight changing station. It can fold as a clutch purse, with separate compartments for items such as wipes, diapers and creams. When folded it looks like a regular clutch purse that you can hang from your shoulder.
- Panda Gossips
January 3, 2019 | Full review
It’s waterproof and very simple to wash quickly using wipes. And, for extra convenience, you can detach the changing pad section to use it then reattach it to the rest once you are done.
- ReviewsClub
The changing station features a cushioned changing pad that is waterproof, making it easy to wipe clean. It also features pockets on the inside that can hold everything you’ll need for both you and your baby.
- Mom Smart Not Hard
August 20, 2019 | Full review

What experts didn't like

Exterior might be hard to clean (due to pleating).
- Adventure Baby
No safety strap and no high edges
- Temper and Tantrum
But while the pad is cushioned, you can expect to not find some features in order to reduce bulk and size. What we mean by this is that MAMAN has no contour or raised sides for support and protection. It also lacks safety straps, which would’ve been a plus for frolicsome babies.
- Cute Little Darling
September 21, 2019 | Full review

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Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read. She writes about the ups and downs of parenting on her blog.

An Overview On Portable Changing Stations

Parents who find themselves always on the go will need a safe and healthy way to change their babies away from their home changing tables. Portable changing stations are an excellent solution to this problem.

“When out and about with your little one, few things are guaranteed, but at some point, they will be hungry and they will poop or pee,” says parenting expert Kate Desmond. “You will want to be prepared for both with an arsenal of breast, bottle or snacks, and you’ll definitely need a diaper changing plan. This plan will most likely include a portable changing pad to ensure your baby’s bottom doesn’t soil their surroundings and the surroundings don’t soil your baby.”

As you search available models, you’ll want to keep the following information in mind:

Review the material used to make the changing pad. Not only do you want to make sure the pad is constructed using non-toxic materials that are safe up against the baby’s skin, but you’ll also want to make sure the pad is waterproof.

The best portable changing pads cover a large area without taking up to much room in your bag,” says Desmond. “Look for one that folds and unfolds easily — you’ll want to be able to do this with one hand if necessary. Also imperative, the changing pad needs to be wipeable and washable. It will get stuff on it, and you will need to make sure it is properly sanitized every few uses or whenever the moment calls for it.

Check to see if the portable changing station has enough storage to hold diapers, wipes and either lotion or a tube of diaper cream. The Comfy Cubs Baby Portable Changing Pad actually has three separate storage compartments. There are two on the inside and one on the outside. The outer pocket is a nice addition, as it gives parents a place to store their car keys, phone and wallet when out and about.

Some portable changing pads have pouches for diapers and wipes. This is a nice feature if you want to be able to pluck it out of your bag without dragging everything to the restroom with you,” Desmond says.

Examine the padding to make sure it’s comfortable. If you have to lay your baby on a hardwood floor, for example, you’ll want the pad to provide extra cushioning. Some products also have a built-in pillow with extra padding to support your baby’s head.

Look at the portable changing station’s straps next. You’ll find most offer either a handle for easily carrying the pad, or a strap that can be attached to your wrist or your baby’s stroller. Of course, depending on the size of the pad, you may even be able to slide the pad in your diaper bag instead of having to carry it separately.

Consider models that have a little something extra to offer. There are models that offer tall contoured sides that keep the baby from rolling off the pad, or a quick-release buckle that safely keeps the baby in the center of the pad until you’ve finished changing her diaper. Another safety feature is an anti-slip rubber bottom, so even if you have to place it on tile or hardwood flooring, it won’t move across the floor.

Finally, inspect the style and pattern of the portable changing station to choose one that matches your taste. Some models are solid in color, while others have polka dots or stripes. A few are so sleek and classy that they don’t even resemble diaper pads at all.

The Portable Changing Station Buying Guide

  • Always read the product care label before you attempt to clean your portable changing station. Many have waterproof surfaces that can quickly be wiped down with a baby or cleaning wipe. Some require spot cleaning on the outer surfaces, while others have pads that can be tossed in the washing machine.
  • When at home, try to stick with changing your baby in the same area every time. It’s important that you don’t change your baby in any location where food is being prepared. You don’t want to leave behind any germs that could easily contaminate your next meal.
  • Always pack your portable changing station with everything you’ll need for the diaper change and then get those items out before you start changing your baby. Items to pack include diapers, wipes and rash cream. You may also want to have a spare outfit in case your baby has an accident through his clothes.
  • Never leave your baby unsupervised on the portable changing pad, even if the baby has not previously rolled over. This is especially important if you aren’t changing the baby on the floor, as your baby could fall and suffer an injury.
  • After each diaper change, roll the soiled diaper up into a ball and use the adhesive tabs to secure it. This is the best way to seal in the germs before transporting the diaper to a trash can or baby diaper pail.
  • Portable changing stations are available at a wide range of prices. These vary based on special features and the actual style of the pads.