Cozy Cheekz Keeps Baby Warm And Happy During Diaper Changes

Cozy Cheekz

Changing your baby’s diaper just got a whole lot easier with Cozy Cheekz! The heated changing pad is the first of its kind on the market and helps babies regulate their body temperature during diaper changes, which means a more pleasant time for baby and mommy.

Cozy Cheekz will be at the 2017 Chicago Baby Show, on August 26 and 27, at Navy Pier, when the nation’s largest show for expectant and new families comes to Chicagoland. A family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler – from top products to trusted parenting experts – the Chicago Baby Show will welcome thousands of expectant and new parents from Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and beyond!

Tickets to the Chicago Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.


We spoke with Vanessa Peterson, owner and inventor of Cozy Cheekz to learn more about the brand and what new parents can expect at the Chicago Baby Show.

For someone unfamiliar with Cozy Cheekz, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

Our mission is to provide products for new moms that are unique and that truly strive to make life more convenient with a new baby. I invented our Heated Changing Pad and our Cozy Cradle is not available anywhere else.  The Heated Changing Pad stays warm for 12 hours at a time and then shuts off for safety reasons.  It can be turned right back on for another 12 hours, which is perfect because we never know when our baby is going to need changing.  The Cozy Cradle is a multifunctional travel pad for baby to lay comfortably anywhere mom needs to go, and can be used as a nursing aid and even as a travel changing pad.  It rolls up to easily fit into a diaper bag so that only one pad needs to be carried.   Both pads come with removable covers, which can be washed.

Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?

I have a friend that mentioned to me when we were on the phone that her grandson always cried during diaper changes because he was cold.  While we were talking, I was surprised to hear that she could not find a heated changing pad.  I did some checking and she was right, there wasn’t one so I decided to try to find out if there was a reason for that.  After doing some research, I could not find any reason why there wasn’t one and, in fact, many reasons why there should be one.  Babies have difficulty, especially as newborns, regulating their body temperature so even when something feels temperate to us, it feels cold to them.  About two years ago I began the process of inventing a heated changing pad.  I made a prototype and then worked to get it manufactured to my specifications.  As a part of the manufacturing process, I came across our Cozy Cradle, which was being sold in Europe and felt it was the perfect fit for my brand. I started shipping my products December 2016.

What are the most popular and/or newest products from Cozy Cheekz?

Both products have been very popular, and we have had some wonderful reviews of each.

What sets Cozy Cheekz apart from other companies in the baby marketplace?

Our products are unavailable anywhere else and are of the highest quality materials.

What can parents expect from Cozy Cheekz at the Chicago Baby Show?

We will have both products there to sell and, of course, to see and touch.  We will also be offering special show discounts for those who attend.

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