In the real world, us parents are not always in the comfort of our own home. When we take our baby out of our house, it seems like everything becomes ten times more difficult – from diaper changes to feeding to tummy time. If only there was a comfy, portable, easy-to-use product which would make life easier to take Baby on the go.
Oh wait. There is. And it’s called the Piperoo.
I do have affiliate links in this article. I was given these to try and have included my honest review! Enjoy!
I’m so glad that I got my hands on these! I’ve always wanted something which I could easily toss into my diaper bag, and which was specifically designed to be portable and versatile. I was eager to try these out.
I got a set of three Piperoos: a gray, a sky blue, and a patterned one (I looove the foxes/wolves, y’all). The first thing I noticed was that they were super soft in a way which doesn’t feel cheap – I could tell they were quality.
My husband snatched one to feel, and remarked that they also felt thicker than he would have guessed. This is great when the intent of the Piperoos is to lay Baby down on a hard surface, for tummy time or a change.
After washing and drying them per the care instructions on the label, I tightly rolled each one and stored them in various spots: one in diaper bag, one in the living room, and one in the car.
I got my Piperoos when we were in the middle of moving; with two kids under three years old, this has been no small task. And the Piperoos came in handy multiple times: when changing a diaper in the back of our car, laying our baby down for a minute in our new (furniture-less) home, or grabbing out of my bag while nursing at a restaurant.
At 19 x 13.5″, they are bigger than the disposable changing pads I have used in the past, but not too big to be cumbersome when you are trying to unfold one with one hand. This does mean however, if you’re using one to change a larger child, then part of their body will not fit on the pad. This is not that big of a deal when you are on the go, but I like to keep one on my main changing table at home and so I just keep it on the lower half.
As usual, I also did some more research on the company behind the product. And what I found was some of the most incredible eco-friendly measures I have ever seen from a brand.
You probably are not surprised that the Piperoos are 100% organic cotton flannel. And the packaging is recycled cardboard. But their efforts did not stop there – both the final product and their boxes are made locally; the ink used on the shipping labels is low impact and soy-based; and the company pays a fee to negate their carbon footprint from each product shipped!
All of those things really mean a lot to me – not only am I more likely to spend my money on products which are earth-friendly, but I also really appreciate that they are doing what they can to make the world a better place for my children.
Like I said earlier, part of me wishes that Piperoos were a little bit bigger. A little birdie has told me that a larger one (and a waterproof option – yay!) will be available quite soon!
Piperoos currently also only have a few different designs with a rather limited color pattern. It is great that a lot of those patterns are gender neutral, but hopefully we will see more hues and designs in the future. (That little birdie also said that Piperoos will be rolling out more colors and patterns with each season… See? These guys are reading my mind!).
The Piperoos company is just starting out, so changing pads are the only product in their current lineup. If you’re like me, you’re going to be anxiously awaiting the addition of new items! I know I know, all in due time. 🙂
Overall I am quite pleased with my Piperoos: as an on-the-go item, they are cute and soft; as a company, Piperoos really has a special place in my heart because of the steps they voluntarily take for the sake of the planet. I’ll surely be singing their praises for a long time, and I can’t wait to see what they do next!