Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad

Last updated date: June 14, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 Changing Pads and dug through the reviews from 11 of the most popular review sites including Parents Need To Know, BestReviews, Verywell Family, TenBestProduct, Experienced Mommy, CTOP Reviews, Giant Mommy, Well Being Kid, Mom Crib, 10 Best Product, All Kids Reviews and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Changing Pad you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 69 expert reviews, the Munchkin Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad placed 5th 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
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
235 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The best part is that there is no need to use or install additional hardware for it.
- Parents Need To Know
Heavy-duty non-slip rubber strips provide superior grip even on slick surfaces. Smooth, water-resistant outer cover prevents seepage. Easy to wipe clean. Large size leaves ample room for little ones to grow. Great price.
- BestReviews
Many parents said that this pad was easier to clean and had a better grip for wiggly babies than other pads they’d tried.
- Verywell Family
April 29, 2019 | Full review
The surface is also easy to clean with a damp cloth.
- TenBestProduct
The Munchkin Secure Grip Changing Pad is not only affordable but also reliable and safe.
- Experienced Mommy
May 17, 2019 | Full review
The straps fabric allows secure and easy attachment to behind the dresser or changing table. Another plus factor is the contoured, soft cushion which is waterproof as well.
- CTOP Reviews
Munchkin’s surfaces are smooth and therefore, would be much easier to clean
- Giant Mommy
It won’t move or budge even with a hyperactive baby on top.
- Well Being Kid
October 14, 2019 | Full review
Dual straps to attach the pad to the back of the dresser or table.
- Mom Crib
Moreover, it comes with safety straps that have a buckle to aid in keeping your baby in place.
- 10 Best Product
The pad is lightweight and is made from wipe clean material, so it’s easy to maintain hygiene.
- All Kids Reviews
October 18, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
However, is that it comes with a rather steep price, which is about twice the tag that similar changing pad designs come in.
- Parents Need To Know
Finding a cover that doesn't overlap the non-skid grips can be difficult.
- BestReviews
One common complaint is the smell: Some say that, especially when it’s new, the Munchkin pad has that distinct changing pad chemical smell.
- Verywell Family
April 29, 2019 | Full review
The grips do not work too well, according to some parents.
- TenBestProduct
- CTOP Reviews
Leakage sometimes happens, but parents give a thumbs up for how it secures your baby when changing diapers.
- Giant Mommy
The material smells plasticky during the first week. You’ve got to air it out for a day or two to reduce the smell.
- Well Being Kid
October 14, 2019 | Full review
Comes out of the box with a strong plastic smell.
- Mom Crib
- 10 Best Product
- All Kids Reviews
October 18, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

If only your baby would stay still during diaper changes...well we know that never happens. Keep them comfy and safe with the Secure Grip Changing Pad. Featuring Xtra Grip rubber strips and safety straps that buckle, the Secure Grip Changing Pad stays in place during diaper changes and helps keep your little one safe as they squirm, wiggle and twist. And for those moments you need additional stability, fabric straps with screws are included to securely attach to your dresser or changing table. Plus, the soft contoured cushion is made of waterproof fabric that is easy to clean.

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.