In order to research what I wanted for my baby’s nursery I started watching videos on YouTube to see what other parents had done. One thing that caught my attention right away was the changing pad I saw on EverythingErica‘s Aqua & Orange Nursery Tour video.
The Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer is a foam changing pad that is easy to clean and water-resistant. The idea is that you can just wipe it clean. There’s no need for a changing pad cover, which is awesome; one less thing to wash. In the six months I’ve been using it I had to clean it a few times already, due to some blowout diapers and her peeing while I’m changing her. It was great to just grab a baby wipe and wipe the peanut clean so I could continue with the diaper changing process. I also keep a washcloth handy in case she pees, since the changer is water resistant and the pee pools at the bottom. But I still think it’s way better than to have to keep changing covers. Then, I put baby girl in her crib to watch the mobile for a few seconds and disinfect the area. So easy!
Some info from the box:
- Slip resistant: stays on the table and keeps little one in place during changing.
- Water resistant: fluids cannot penetrate into the pad, stopping mild and deterioration.
- Soft to the touch: soft, comfortable surface makes for easier diaper changes.
- Crack/puncture resistant: designed for hospitals, durable outer shell withstands everyday demands.
- Protective layer: surface allows for immediate cleaning, no additional cover needed.
- Easy to clean: solid surface wipes down easily and limits bacteria growth.
The one con, in my opinion, is the price. It’s a little pricey when compared to other changing pads, but oh so worth it! It was $98.99 at buybuyBaby at the time, but I used one of their 20% off coupons, so I paid $79.19 (plus taxes). I remember thinking that for a regular changing pad I’d spend $20 on the pad, at least, plus about $10 per cover. I’d like to have 3 covers, just so if there were accidents I would have extras. That means I would spend at least $50. If I had a second child I could spend even more, on new covers or even a new pad. The peanut changer I know I’ll be able to use it again and again as much as I want. You can’t really change the color of it, so I picked gray, which is a good color any future nursery in our house (we’re slowly painting all rooms gray anyway). Gray is hard to find, though, and I only found it at buybuyBaby.
Another plus? My baby girl used to hate tummy time, but she always loved being on her tummy on the peanut. Why? I don’t know. The material was probably soft enough but also hard enough for it. Or maybe it was because of the slight incline it has. I don’t know, I just know she loved tummy time on it. I still turn her around to talk to her owl while on her tummy.
Anyway, even though it seems like such a simple item, I do love our peanut changer.
Disclaimer: The makers of the peanut changer have no idea I’m writing this, so no, I didn’t get anything in exchange for this review (I wish), and won’t get anything if you click on any link here. I’m simply just sharing my experience with it in the hopes of helping someone out there looking for a diaper changer. Or maybe you’re like me and doesn’t even know you’re looking for one.