Changing Pad and Covers

Changing Pad and Covers

Changing pad covers look like little sheets. You put them on top of your diaper changing pad and fit them on like a pillowcase. Most changing pads sit atop your diaper changing table, which may be a separate piece of furniture, or a table attached directly to your baby’s crib. You can buy pad covers to match your child’s regular sheets or choose a different style that complements the main sheet set.

Do changing pad covers fit all changing pads?
Changing pads differ widely in dimensions depending on the brand of pad that is purchased. The average size being approximately 32 L x 16 W x 4 D(thick) in inches and the shape is usually rectangle with curved or contoured ends. If you have a particular spot that you are planning to keep and use your changing pad, measure the space before you buy it to ensure that it fits. If you are using your changing pad on a changing table, dresser or another elevated position and is too big, it poses a safety risk. However, you may want to ensure that your changing pad is large enough to see you through to toddlerhood.

Do I really need a changing pad cover?

Pad covers aren’t only essential to keeping your nursery clean. They also make the diaper changing process more comfortable for your baby. Soft fabric covers will keep your child warm and cozy even when they’re partially dressed. This translates to fewer tears for your little one and less stress on your part! Finally, changing pad covers make your baby’s room more stylish. A fresh sheet looks great when it matches the crib set. The accent also helps to tie together the room’s color scheme.

How many changing pad covers do I need?

As with many baby items, a good rule of thumb is “wash, wear, a spare”. We think this rule applies really wonderfully in this case, as we would recommend having 2-4 changing pad covers.

Do you need covers for changing pad?
Covers and liners aren’t essential, but they are a good idea to have. The cover and the liner serve a different purpose than a changing pad. The pad is meant to keep your baby cushioned during diaper changes and protect your belongings from messes.

How long do you use a changing pad?
You can continue to use a changing table until your child reaches 32 inches in height—the standard length of a changing pad—which will likely be around one year to 18 months.

Is a changing table worth it?
Is buying a changing table worth the price, yes! Of course you can change your baby "anywhere"; however having a normal changing place at home make diaper changing easier and more comfortable for your little one. Many new parents wonder whether it is worth spending on changing the table for 1 or 2 years. However, the answer is yes because a simple and spacious table can do wonders and make the changing diaper process less stinky and messy.

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