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Planet Wise Changing Pad Review and My New Diaper Storage


planet wise changing pad

Until now, I had just been changing my son’s diapers directly on the leather couch.  It’s easy to just wipe it off, but it occurred to me that this might be a little gross (ha ha.)  The Planet Wise Changing Pad retails for $11.99 and I snagged one for even less with a Black Friday sale/coupon/free shipping.

cloth diaper changing pad

The changing pad comes in several colors, but I wish they had some of the cute prints the wet bags come in! They do have them in the prints for $16.50, they just don’t have them listed on their site, and of course not everyone who sells the changing pads has the prints.  Thanks Samuel’s Momma!

care instructions

The white side is super soft (I mean soft!) fleece, and the colored side is PUL, so it’s waterproof.  Of course, since it’s fleece, it’s not wipe-able like the plastic ones that come with some diaper bags.  So, you’ll probably want to have at least two on hand.  It is simple to wash with diapers and dries quickly.
length of planet wise changing padwidth of planet wise changing pad

The specs say it is 13×21, and that’s pretty close.


size of changing pad folded

Even though it’s not wipe-able, it has a leg up on the old plastic changing pads because you can fold it up really tiny and stuff it in a bag!
This revelation about the possible grossness of couch diaper changing came along with a furniture rearrange in our family room.  I used to have my diapers stacked on a ledge by the couch, but we shifted things so that we have a “family room” on one side of the room and a “play room” on the other side.  This means my diaper ledge was no longer handy, and I really didn’t love how they looked out in the open anyway.

cloth diaper storage

I ended up at Target on Black Friday (OMG I know, horrors!) because my 11-year old hair dryer decided to die on me while I was trying to get ready for a baby shower that morning.  Incidentally, boiling your hair dry with a straightening iron isn’t really all that effective, and leaves you smelling like burned hair.

cloth diaper organization

In any case, I found this “milk crate” size basket for about $17, and it’s the perfect size to hold all my stuff.  I’m also able to tuck it back behind the end table, so I can reach it, but sticky-fingers McStinkypants can’t.

Baskets make me happy.  Oh who am I kidding?  Any organization makes me happy!
How about you all?  Did you get anything fluff related with all the great Black Friday sales?

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
  • January 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    […] in the family room. After about a year, my stash was too big for that arrangement, and I ended up grabbing a milk-crate size basket at Target to store them in. Yet another year later, that’s still the primary storage area for […]

  • December 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    >I need reports & action shots. :-DOh well, I figured I wasn't the first to stuff diapers in a basket, but it works for us, LOL.

  • December 14, 2010 at 4:57 am

    >Oh, and I love your storage system… That's kinda of how ours is (I saw it on Life Happens During Naptime and borrowed her idea… but can't find the post now).

  • December 14, 2010 at 4:50 am

    >so… tell me, am I addicted? 😀

  • December 14, 2010 at 4:50 am

    >I really like Planet Wise's prints for their changing pads… I'd get one, except I already have a changing pad that is actually as big as I've always wanted :*)…I snagged some fluff on Black Friday. A FuzziBunz OS (I wanted to see how it looked, since I've only used their perfect size seconds and hated them), a bumGenius 4.0 in Retail Therapy, a SustainableBabyish bamboo fitted, a Nifty Nappy fitted in Safari and a Leslie's Boutique wet bag in Sage Zoo… Aren't you glad to know all this? LOL! And I'm not planning to use right away either.

  • December 11, 2010 at 1:35 am

    >Oh wait hmm…nicki's diapers has free shipping on all planet wise products. Darn it, I don't need to spend more money, shame on you for telling me about this! 😉

  • December 11, 2010 at 1:34 am

    >Ooh awesome! I'm going to have to nag Abby's Lane to get them. 😉

  • December 11, 2010 at 1:22 am

    >The changing pads come in lots of the prints that the bags are in. Here's a link to them!

  • December 9, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    >I keep some stuff upstairs in a drawer too, but since I change most of the diapers downstairs, I have to find a place to stuff it all, LOL!

  • December 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    >I love the Planet Wise wets bags and pail liners so I can see how their changing pad would be great too. It looks really nice with the soft fleece. Look at you all organized with your nice basket! Right now I'm using a dresser drawer for our fluff but I really need some more space. I have a basket like this I used to use for receiving blankets. Now I'm thinking it might be good for our cloth diapers. Such a great idea, Maria! 🙂

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