Scuddles Portable Changing Station for Baby

Last updated date: November 15, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 77 expert reviews, the Scuddles Scuddles Portable Changing Station for Baby placed 7th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 22, 2020:
Checkout The Best Portable Changing Station for a detailed review of all the top portable changing stations.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
105 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It’s not only a travel crib for newborns, but the bassinet can double as a diaper bag and a portable baby changing station as well. It is so small you can easily bring it to a restaurant or set it up while waiting at the airport.
- Travel Gear For Kids
The Scuddles bassinet converts into a unisex multi-functional bag that can hold all your infant’s essentials. It comes with some sassy features that converts it into a comfortable bassinet accompanied by mattress pads. It is trendy and comes in a neutral color that makes it easy for mom and dad to carry it around.
- Mom n Kids
November 28, 2018 | Full review
High quality product that’s easy to use and maintain
- The Wife Choice
No more yucky bathroom wall changers! Portable changing station lets your baby have a comfortable sleep on the road while enjoying the storage space of a diaper bag to put in your baby's favorite toys and bottles.
- Travel Vivi
You can use it as a lightweight, portable changing station which will help you avoid using the public bathroom changing tables when you are on the go. You will love that when you fold it up, the diaper bag will also fit all of your baby bottles and toys, extra clothes and diapers as well. The durable carrying strap, as well as the stylish design of the diaper bag, will make any parent proud and comfortable.
- Merch Dope
August 14, 2019 | Full review
The best part is that the fabric used in this is washable. You can wash it to keep your baby in a clean place.
- Advice Blogger
March 1, 2019 | Full review
This item from Scuddles is a travel crib that is a very versatile product as it can be used as a crib, portable baby changing station as well as a diaper bag.
- Baby Bassinet World
This is basically a traveling baby station. It serves as a diaper bag but extends into a portable baby bed with storage for baby’s travel essentials.
- Have Baby Will Travel
Let me start with some European cities are not baby friendly, there was no baby changing areas like in the U.S. so unfortunately I had to use the floor but with this it was much more comfortable than just laying a regular baby changing pad on the floor.
- 2 Idiots Travel
August 2, 2019 | Full review
You can also use this bassinet as a diaper changer, which is an excellent thing because you won’t need to carry extra stuff for diaper changing process. Everything is already in it.
- Getforbaby
May 30, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
One thing to keep in mind though is the lack of a shoulder strap or backpack straps.
- Travel Gear For Kids
The product is available only in a single color-Grey.
- Mom n Kids
November 28, 2018 | Full review
The only slight downside is the lack of soft fabrics and foam padding.
- The Wife Choice
No lights.
- Advice Blogger
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Handles are not long enough to hang to a stroller, need to buy separate handles.
- Baby Bassinet World
One parent with an active sleeper found it wasn’t sturdy enough to withstand her 8-month-old daughter
- 2 Idiots Travel
August 2, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Scuddles 3 In 1 Diaper Bag Traveling Crib. We are Proud to Present to you the newest version of the 3 IN 1 Diaper bag on the market as of now. We will start by doing a quick Comparison of whats on the current market and where we have steped up to the plate in order to provide you the most value. his Product Made for: Moms Dads or Anyone That is looking to Have a Multi-Functional Bag. REST ASSURED THAT YOU ARE GETTING THE BEST! 1) Scuddles Diaper Bag Does NOT have a chemical smell, Like others and is 100 % safe for your baby to sleep in. 2) The Walls of the pull out compartment Do not cave in since we have manufactured special sticks to hold the walls up not Allowing it to cave in. We are currently the only company with this feature. 3) We have Additional 2 Large outer Compartments As well As 4 Inside Pockets Keep your bottle Warm Keep your bottle warm,while traveling local or for longer trips. scuddles Portable baby bed is designed with these specs. FEATURES Holds a large bottles or sippy cups nsulated wipeable lining keeps bottles warm or cold Two-way zippers allow single or double bottle access Keep it HOT/COLD Easy-open Zipper Interior Strong Insulated Pocket BPA-free, Phthalate-free Easy Assembly This is a quick and easy setup that will last maybe 30 SEC!!!!!! Special Zippers for the suppoerts make it a reliable asnd safe Travel Necessity. Additional Specs You will also get a extra diaper pad which is very soft and has a thick amount of padding to it, Can be used as a diaper Pad or as a Mattrass pad for this Bassinet fits Perfectly in the bassinet . These Sticks help transform your Diaper bag into a full Bassinet. The Value of this Feature is Amazing, Since you want to have that peace of mind knowing, while traveling or at an airport that your baby sleeps calmly, And the only way to know that is when you know that your baby is safe. We now made it possible by adding this feature. While your baby is sleeping or resting there is a built in pocket to set up shop, For diapers Pacifiers,Bottles,Wipes or anythingelse that you will need for that period of time. 4 in 1 Multifunctional Diaper Bag and Baby Travel Bed. Perfect travel - bed for overnight trips, or from room to room with our patented carry cot design. No more -big bulky playpen, folds up easily, with perfect stroller straps. Complete Baby Station - Carry everything baby needs in one bag, diapers, wipes, pacifier, blanket. Protect and entertain baby with toy bar, it's safe, convenient, practical, functional

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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 and/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 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 baby from rolling off the pad, or a quick-release buckle that safely keeps 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.

DYWM Fun Fact

Although diapering babies has been around a long time, the practice has evolved significantly. Parents in China used to set their babies in bags of sand, while parents in Russia used fur bags with moss as the disposable ingredient. Other popular items used for diapering back in the day included leaves, Milkweed leaf wraps and linens.

In the 1800s it was common for parents to use cloth diapers with safety pins. This practice continued until an employee of Proctor & Gamble noticed how difficult it was to change his grandchild’s diaper. This man, Vic Mills, asked his company to create a disposable paper diaper that would make changing babies much easier. The diaper was constructed and available for sale in 1956.

Unfortunately, the first disposable diaper designs were still difficult to use, so originally, they didn’t sell as well as expected. Today, approximately 90% of American parents use disposable diapers. That’s thanks to the many revisions to the original design. Disposable diapers are now lighter and more absorbent.

Parents today are always on the go, so convenience in caring for their babies is key. In addition to the disposable diapers, parents now have the ability to purchase a portable changing pad to change their babies anywhere and at any time.

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.
  • Look for a changing pad that comes with a money-back guarantee or a customer service team with an excellent rating. This way, you’ll be able to get a replacement product or a refund if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason.
  • 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 in a wide range of prices. These vary based on special features and the actual style of the pads.