If you’re trying to decide about buying the Keekaroo Peanut Changer I can tell you everything you need to know! I’ve been using it for over three years now with multiple children and it’s still going strong.
Like any new parent, you’re going to be getting a LOT of everyday use out of your changing station. It’s important you find something you feel safe and comfortable using. This is a piece of baby gear you’ll use often, so it’s good to know you’re getting the best changing pads possible for your baby’s nursery. Check out my review of the Diaper Genie here and the Dekor Mini Diaper Pail here for more nursery essentials!
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Let’s look at this changing pad’s features so you can decide if it’s worth it for your family!
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- Final Take – would I buy it again?
Keekaroo Peanut Features
The Keekaroo Peanut Changer is made from state of the art, tear-resistant, Dura Soft material that is soft and squishy to the touch. The biggest difference between the Keekaroo Peanut and other regular change pads is the fact that you can use it without a cover, which cuts down big-time on your laundry.
The strong outer skin is also anti-microbial because the surface is water resistant, which limits the growth of bacteria and mold. Especially in those newborn months, when babies are prone to blow-out diapers, the Keekaroo really shines. Wipe it clean or rinse it off with warm water for easy clean up. It’s also slightly angled to keep pee running away from your baby’s face and head for when they ‘go’ during diaper changes.
Keekaroo Peanut Pros and Cons
- The strong outer shell of the Peanut is tear-resistant and puncture resistant.
- I’ve had mine for 3+ years now and it’s still in good shape.
- The surface of the Peanut Changer doesn’t absorb water, which means it’s easier to rinse off or wipe when your baby has an accident.
- Antimicrobial surface and solid shell that limits bacterial growth and mold
- My Peanut Changer doesn’t slip around on top of the dresser in my nursery. It has a good grippy texture that is slip resistant.
- Made in the USA
- America tends to have stricter safety and environmental requirements than factories abroad. I have more trust in a product made in North America.
- Products made in America also contribute to the American economy more.
- Cool to touch
- If your nursery is cold, your baby may not like the feel of this changer’s material on their skin.
- The Keekaroo is at a higher price point than a regular changing pad and is out of some parents’ price range.
- Cannot fully submerge in water
- When cleaning your Keekaroo Peanut, wipe it clean instead of fully submerging it in a tub of water.
Keekaroo Peanut Size
The largest part of the Keekaroo Changer is 32 inches by 17 inches (81 cm by 43 cm). It also has a 4-inch (10 cm) tall ridge to help contain your infant.
Although it’s a bit larger than some standard change pads, I find this actually allows me to use it longer with each kid. It fits easily on top of the small dresser in my nursery. Check out this article next for tips on how to organize your nursery dresser.
Keekaroo Peanut Price
You can find the Keekaroo for around $130 USD ($180 Canadian). This is more expensive than a standard change pad that needs a cover. However, when you buy a change pad that needs a cover you’ll also spend more buying multiple covers to wash and use repeatedly.
Keekaroo Peanut Safety Features
The Keekaroo Peanut Changer comes with a safety strap to help ensure your baby isn’t able to roll off the changer.
The sides of the changer are also higher and contoured to help prevent rolls. You still need to always keep a hand on your baby when they are on the change station to make sure they’re safe, but it’s a helpful, nice feature to have.
The bottom of the changer is anti-slip, which means it shouldn’t slide off the surface of your changing station or dresser. Make sure you put it on a flat surface and follow the safety information in your user guide before you use it.
The Peanut Changer is Non-Toxic and is:
Keekaroo Peanut Changer FAQs
Is it worth it?
If you’re interested in cutting down on your laundry, or hate the idea of peeling a soiled changing cover off your change pad every time your newborn makes a mess, the Keekaroo Peanut is definitely worth it.
When you think of the extra price of the Keekaroo, you can also consider the cost of changing pad covers and the time and money that will go into laundry over the next few years of diaper changes.
Why buy a Keekaroo instead of a regular change pad?
Although a traditional changing pad is less expensive than the Keekaroo, it requires a change pad cover. A regular change pad also often stains more when soiled and is harder to clean when messes go through the change cover.
The Keekaroo also cuts down on laundry by not requiring a changing pad cover.
Does the Keekaroo Peanut need a cover?
A cover is not necessary in order to use the Keekaroo Peanut Changer. If the temperature in your nursery is cold, you may simply use a burp cloth or single-layer changing pad so your baby’s skin stays warm.
How to clean Keekaroo change pad
Simply wipe your Keekaroo Change Changer with a damp cloth for small messes. Do not submerge your Keekaroo Peanut fully in water. You can sanitize your Peanut with soap and water weekly or whenever it is soiled. The surface of the pad is one solid piece which makes for easy cleaning.
I’ve also wiped my Keekaroo with a baby wipe when I’m in a rush and then used soap and water or a sanitizing wipe later when my hands are free.
How long can you use the Keekaroo Peanut?
The Keekaroo Peanut has a weight limit of 30 lbs, which means you’ll be able to use the changer long into your child’s toddler years.
Even when your toddler becomes too big or wiggly to change on top of your dresser, you can put your Keekaroo Peanut on the floor for diaper changes to help contain your toddler.
Final Take – would I buy it again?
The Keekaroo Peanut Changer has been a good purchase for me and my family. Aside from portable changing pads, it’s the only changer I’ve ever needed to purchase and hasn’t been damaged by multiple children. It also has a 5-year warranty against factory defects.
In the early weeks of parenting, it should make for easier diaper changes with younger babies who are prone to blowouts. If you put it on your baby registry and get to use it with your first child, it should stand up to daily use just fine and be usable with a second child if you have one.
The soft squishy texture is a comfortable surface that has kept my kids safe as they wiggle around at diaper change time. The high contoured sides have helped contain them when they start rolling. The surface has been easy to disinfect and wipe clean and has kept up with the everyday demands of diaper changes and other care tasks.
I would happily recommend this product to new parents looking to purchase a changer.