So, not all changing tables come with a changing pad. Or, you may not like the one that comes with it. Or it could simply be that you don't have enough space for a changing table, but has cleared out the surface of your dresser/chest of drawers with the intention to make it your changing surface. Whatever the reason is, you now need a changing pad to change your baby's diapers.
A good changing pad should have the following three criteria:
- contoured sides with safety belt to keep baby secured
- security straps to attach the pad to your surface/furniture securely
- soft and comfortable for baby to lie on
Let's look at some of the best changing pads the market has to offer now!
1. Top 5 Best Changing Pad
2. Changing Pad Cover - Is It Necessary?
You will have notice we mentioned several times in our review above the use of changing pad covers. They are used to cover your baby changing pad and are usually (the good ones at least) made from plush materials intend to give better comfort to your little one. But are they necessary?
Well, changing pad covers are not a must or necessity, although they do add another form of protection for your changing pad. Yes, most changing pads nowadays are durable enough and are stain-resistant in that they can be easily wiped clean, but if you have an additional cover on top of it, it further protects and prolong the life of your changing pads.
In addition, changing pad covers like these that come in different prints and texture will brighten up and give colour to your nursery. Further, they are not difficult to maintain as you can easily chuck them into the washer to clean and dry. And they are very affordable!
At the end of the day, it is entirely your decision on whether or not you want to get a cover for your changing pad. A changing pad works just as fine on its own so if you couldn't be bothered to wash another piece of fabric, we'd understand!
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