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The 8 Best Changing Pads – Guide

You want to change your baby safely and offer optimal comfort? Then a changing mat is a solution. It ensures that your child feels comfortable by lying on a soft and clean surface. There are also practical options on the go, so you don’t have to visit a changing room every time.

Our checklist explains what you should consider when buying a changing mat. Further down you will find the top 8 recommendations so that you are sure to find what you are looking for.

Checklist For Changing Pads

Purpose
  • It is important that your baby is changed on a warm and, above all, clean surface.
  • With a changing mat this is very easy.
  • The pad also allows for a soft surface, so your baby will be more comfortable.
Material
  • The most important thing about a changing mat – it must be easy to clean.
  • Soiling can occur very quickly during diapering. All the better if they can be easily removed.
  • You can find changing mats made of the following materials.
  • PU (polyurethane): the only material that is washable. However, it tends to tear quickly and is not absorbent.
  • Cotton & Terry: Provide a comfortable feeling on the skin. But can not be wiped and must be washed at every slightest soiling.
  • Basically, you should make sure that any material does not contain harmful substances and in the best case has the OEKO-TEX seal.
Types
  • There is a distinction between changing pads for at home and on the road.
  • On trips or similar, a too-large pad takes up a lot of space, is unwieldy and distracting. Therefore, it should be foldable and easy to transport.
  • Some models are even built into a diaper bag and are therefore very practical.
  • At home, on the other hand, the changing mat can be larger. The main thing is that it fits on the changing table. However, it can also be placed in any other place, such as the sofa.
How To Recognize A Good Changing Mat
  • To make your choice easier, here are some important points that a changing mat should absolutely fulfill:
    • High edge (can protect from falling down).
    • Good workmanship (often recognizable by the seams ).
    • Soft padding.
    • Skin-friendly material.
    • possibly OEKO-TEX seal.

Here you can find the top 8 among the most popular changing pads.

Tip: Find the best diapers for your baby here.

The Best Sellers Of Changing Pads

We have compiled the most popular changing pads for you in this bestseller list.

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1 Dream On Me Two Sided Contour Changing Pad 2022, White, Lightweight with Non Skid Bottom, Convenient Safety Strap, Waterproof Vinyl Cover, Phthalate Dream On Me Two Sided Contour Changing Pad 2022, White, Lightweight with Non Skid Bottom, Convenient...
2 Sealy Baby Soybean Comfort 3-Sided Contoured -Diaper Changing Pad, White, 32” x 16” Sealy Baby Soybean Comfort 3-Sided Contoured -Diaper Changing Pad, White, 32” x 16”
3 Summer Contoured Changing Pad – Includes Waterproof Changing Liner and Safety Fastening Strap with Quick-Release Buckle Summer Contoured Changing Pad – Includes Waterproof Changing Liner and Safety Fastening Strap with...
4 Truwelby Changing Pad, Waterproof Contour Diaper Changing Pad for Dresser Top, Baby Changing Pad Cover Waterproof Hypoallergenic Washable Truwelby Changing Pad, Waterproof Contour Diaper Changing Pad for Dresser Top, Baby Changing Pad...
5 Contoured Changing Pad - Waterproof & Non-Slip, Includes a Cozy, Breathable, & Washable Matress Cover - Jool Baby Contoured Changing Pad - Waterproof & Non-Slip, Includes a Cozy, Breathable, & Washable Matress...
6 Delta Children Foam Contoured Changing Pad with Waterproof Cover Delta Children Foam Contoured Changing Pad with Waterproof Cover
7 Skip Hop Baby Changing Pad, Nursery Style, Grey Skip Hop Baby Changing Pad, Nursery Style, Grey
8 Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad, 16' x 31' Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad, 16" x 31"
9 Regalo Baby Basics Infant Changing Pad, White , 31x16x4 Inch (Pack of 1) Regalo Baby Basics Infant Changing Pad, White , 31x16x4 Inch (Pack of 1)
10 Baby Portable Changing Pad Travel - Waterproof Compact Diaper Changing Mat with Built-in Pillow - Lightweight & Foldable Changing Station, Newborn Shower Gifts Baby Portable Changing Pad Travel - Waterproof Compact Diaper Changing Mat with Built-in Pillow -...
11 Sunny zzzZZ 6 Pack Baby Waterproof Changing Pad Liners - Quilted Thicker Ultra Soft Changing Table Cover Liners - Durable & Easy to Clean - White - 23' x 11' Sunny zzzZZ 6 Pack Baby Waterproof Changing Pad Liners - Quilted Thicker Ultra Soft Changing Table...
12 Ubbi Changing Mat, Soft and Comfortable, Easy to Clean and Carry on the go, Yoga-Mat Feel, Gray Ubbi Changing Mat, Soft and Comfortable, Easy to Clean and Carry on the go, Yoga-Mat Feel, Gray
13 BBjixiang Baby Diaper Changing Table Pad with Waterproof Cover, Contour Changing Pad for Dresser Top BBjixiang Baby Diaper Changing Table Pad with Waterproof Cover, Contour Changing Pad for Dresser Top
14 Baby Changing Pad, Portable Diaper Changing Pads for Newborn Girl & boy – Waterproof Travel Changing Station- Gift by Comfy Cubs (Grey, Compact) Baby Changing Pad, Portable Diaper Changing Pads for Newborn Girl & boy – Waterproof Travel...
15 Munchkin Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, 3 Count Munchkin Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, 3 Count
16 BlueSnail Bamboo Quilted Thicker Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, 3 Count (Gray) BlueSnail Bamboo Quilted Thicker Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, 3 Count (Gray)
17 Diaper Changing Pad Liner Non-Slip, Bamboo Terry Thicker Waterproof Changing Pad Mat, Quilted Absorbent Bassinet Liner Washable, 3 Pack Large 14'x 27' Reusable Changing Table Pad Protector Grey Diaper Changing Pad Liner Non-Slip, Bamboo Terry Thicker Waterproof Changing Pad Mat, Quilted...
18 Delta Children Contoured Changing Pad with Plush Cover, Grey Delta Children Contoured Changing Pad with Plush Cover, Grey
19 Baby Changing Pad by Lil Fox. Portable Changing Pad for Baby Diaper Bag or Changing Table Pad. One-Hand Diaper Change Pad. Baby Shower Gifts, Newborn Baby Essentials, Unisex Baby Stuff Baby Changing Pad by Lil Fox. Portable Changing Pad for Baby Diaper Bag or Changing Table Pad....
20 Serta Perfect Sleeper Contoured Changing Pad with Plush Cover, Pink Serta Perfect Sleeper Contoured Changing Pad with Plush Cover, Pink

Tip: Toys should not be missing either! Check out our guide to toys for 1-year-olds.

Current Offers For Changing Pads

Here you will find a selection of current offers for changing mats.

SaleBestseller Nr. 2
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad, 16' x 31'
Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad, 16" x 31"
Xtra grip strips keep pad in place; Safety straps and contoured sides keep baby secure; Easy wipe surface for cleaning up messes
$32.99 −20%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
Regalo Baby Basics Infant Changing Pad, White , 31x16x4 Inch (Pack of 1)
Regalo Baby Basics Infant Changing Pad, White , 31x16x4 Inch (Pack of 1)
Safety: designed with safety IN MIND, includes a buckle to secure your baby; Easy clean: water resistant surface allows for both durability and easy cleaning
$29.99 −33%
SaleBestseller Nr. 7
Munchkin Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, 3 Count
Munchkin Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, 3 Count
Liner helps with messy changes, providing extra protection; Liner is 22.75 inches x 11.5 inches
$11.99 −25%
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
BlueSnail Bamboo Quilted Thicker Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, 3 Count (Gray)
BlueSnail Bamboo Quilted Thicker Waterproof Changing Pad Liners, 3 Count (Gray)
3.EXTRA PROTECTION-Liner helps with messy changes, providing extra protection; 5.ECO & WATERPROOF-, The BREATHABLE WATERPROOF layer is made from ECO TPU and VINYL FREE.
$18.99 −16%

FAQ For Changing Pads

Which changing mat is the best?

In our guide to changing pads you will find many different models, let yourself be inspired here.

Changing pad what to consider?

A changing pad must fit the size of the changing table / changing table, it must be made of non-toxic materials and easy to clean.

How often to change the changing mat?

There is no official indication of how often a changing pad should be changed. However, it should be cleaned from dirt regularly.

What do you put on the changing mat?

As a rule, you do not have to put anything on the changing mat. However, if you want, you can put waterproof or absorbent cloths on it.

How does a changing mat fit?

Pay attention here to the article description or data of the manufacturer. For changing mats with an edge, the edge always belongs on top and the flat side on the bottom.

Changing mat: What size?

The size of the changing mat for home depends on the size of the changing table or the place where the mat should lie. For on the road, the size should be slightly smaller, but in any case, your child must of course fit completely on the changing mat.

Which changing mat for on the go?

For on the go, we recommend a small changing mat that is handy and space-saving. Some variants are integrated into a diaper bag and are therefore considered particularly practical.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.