You already have a changing pad. So why would you want a cover and a liner? Do all moms use them?
Covers and liners aren’t essential, but they are a good idea.
But what protects the changing pad itself? Depending upon what kind of material you get and if there are any indented designs on the pad, your changing pad can get stained. That’s where liners and changing pad covers come in.
They both will also help soak up any pee that starts spouting after you take your baby’s diaper off, leaving you with less cleaning to do. If poop or pee gets on the cover and soaks through to the liner, you simply take them off and pop them into the washing machine.
Pee won’t be running off the waterproof surface and onto your belongings like it would if you were just using a changing pad.
Another upside to having a changing pad cover is that it keeps your baby comfortable. Most changing pads are enclosed with a plastic waterproof layer that can be cold against your baby’s back. If you don’t want to wake them up or make them less comfortable potentially, then a cover is a nice touch.