Keekaroo Peanut Changer Review
Okay, what gives with this Keekaroo Peanut Changer? Who wants to spend $130 (or $129.95) on something that will be peed on and pooped all over? Those of you who read my blog regularly, will probably already know the answer (HINT: it’s me!) and what I thought of this product as I have mentioned it several times in my must-haves. I’m a real mom who has used this product for years with multiple children. Read on to find out why I love this product so much and whether it’s right for you.
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Keekaroo Peanut Changer – Description
So what exactly is a Keekaroo Peanut Changer? It’s a peanut shaped changing pad made out of a state-of-the-art material coined as Dura-soft, which forms an outer shell that is impenetrable to liquids, making it water resistant. This means that when your baby has an accident mid-change (and who hasn’t been there), you can quickly wipe it up and move on with your day instead of adding on to your never-ending pile of baby laundry.
The changer was designed originally for hospital settings with hygiene in mind. The manufacturer states that the outer shell is resistant to bacteria growth and does not deteriorate over time. Despite all of that, the Keekaroo Peanut Changer is soft and squishy to the touch, so it is a super comfortable surface to change your baby on.
It is made in the USA and comes with a 5-year warranty and is free of: Latex, PVC, BPA, Phthalate, and Formaldehyde. The changing pad also has a 30 pound weight limit.
I will also mention that the Changer is slip resistant and comes with a safety strap. Once my daughter moved into her crib, I simply placed my Keekaroo on top of the dresser in her room (as pictured below), and I have never had any difficulties with it moving out of place. When she was little and sleeping in the bassinet in our room, I would simply plop it on top of our bed when we needed to change her and then store it vertically next to our dresser in between changing.
Finally, for those of you that are aesthetically inclined, the Keekaroo Peanut Changer comes in several color options: grey, vanilla, aqua, raspberry.
Here’s a quick rundown of the Pros and Cons of the Keekaroo Changing Pad.
Pros of the Keekaroo Peanut Changer:
- Quickly and easily wipe up mid-change messes without having to do laundry! This is the biggest pro by far. Who wants to strip down a changing cover and take it to the laundry downstairs at 3AM? Certainly not this mama!
- No covers/sheets/pads required
- Easily portable from room to room
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Multiple color options
- Durable and long-lasting with a 5 year warranty
- Bacteria and mold resistant
- Thick and High-quality – made to last years and years
Cons of the Keekaroo Peanut Changer:
- Expensive, as I stated from the get go, this is definitely more costly than other options at $129.95.
- The surface can be a bit cold to the touch. If that concerns you at all, I would recommend laying down a cloth (an old-school cloth diaper works great) as a barrier. That does mean you still have some laundry to do in the case of an accident, but it is still a faster change than removing a changing pad cover.
- Heavier than traditional changing pad at 7 pounds
- Lighter colors tend stain over time. With my daughter, we purchased the raspberry colored version, and we had absolutely no issues with staining (and we have had lots of accidents that had the potential for staining). However, with my son, we bought the grey color which did turn darker in some spots with extended usage.
How to Clean Keekaroo Peanut Changer
The Keekaroo is water repellent, so any messes will pool on top of the changing pad’s surface. In order to clean it, you can simply wipe down with a rag, baby wipe or paper towel to get the majority of a mess or spill up. Generally a baby wipe is fine to clean up on a regular basis. For a big mess or for weekly sanitation purposes, you can spray with your preferred anti-bacterial cleaning solution and wipe down.
Is the Keekaroo Peanut Changer Slip-Resistant?
Yes, it really is! In fact, I never had to strap mine down. I simply placed on top of the dresser for both of my kids. I think that the weight of the product in addition to the material helps to keep it secure and in place.
Should you buy a cover or liner for the Keekaroo Peanut Changer?
No! I absolutely do not think you should buy a cover or a liner for your Keekaroo Peanut Changer. That simply defeats the purpose in my opinion. The point is to avoid additional laundry and to be able to quickly wipe up a mess. However, if you absolutely hate the cold surface or MUST have something in place, I’d simply lay down a old-school cloth diaper as a barrier.
Where to buy the Keekaroo Changing Pad
You can purchase the Keekaroo Changing Pad here on Amazon or at Target if you are interested. The exact price and available colors vary by season (especially now with may supply chain issues), but it is usually around $129. BuyBuyBaby also carries it if you have one local to your area.
My Final Review and Thoughts on the Keekaroo
I do personally highly recommend the Keekaroo Peanut Changer and have nothing but glowing things to say about it. I can’t imagine buying a traditional changing pad that needs the covers changed after any accident. I’m a huge fan of efficiency, so I loved just being able to wipe down the pad whenever it got dirty during a diaper change. The Keekaroo changing pad also has a bit of a tilt to it, so if your little peanut pees during a change it will stay at the bottom of the pad instead of pooling around baby.
Is the Keekaroo Changing Pad Worth It?
I truly believe the Keekaroo was worth every penny. In fact, I loved it so much that I bought one for each of my kids as I mentioned above (since my daughter’s was Raspberry colored and didn’t go well in my son’s nursery). Again, I will say that the grey one we purchased, did stain over time. So I would recommend buying a darker color if possible to avoid any staining challenges.
The changer is also extremely well-made and durable. Even though it is thick and durable, it is also cushiony and just a bit squishy so that it is comfortable for baby to lay on. If you plan on using through multiple children, it will definitely stand up to the challenge. Just plan ahead with the color you purchase (unlike me!).
If you enjoyed this post, you may also want to check out my post on Popular Baby Product Dupes that are Just as Good (or better) Than the Real Thing. Let me know in the comments below what product you would like for me to review next. I would love to hear from you!