My first time Mom mistake : buying a changing pad cover. ANY changing pad cover. Babies are expensive - save your money for more useful items!
-Seems to hold up well in wash
-Absorptive (but soaks through pretty easy)
-Very cute (I have the monkey). If you're into having the perfect, coordinating nursery decor, this is for you. If you want to save your money for more useful items because no one really sees (or cares) how cute the nursery is except you anyway, skip this one.
-Fits great as a mattress sheet for my Arm's Reach co-sleeper! (and it's much more useful re-purposed this way :)
If your son pees while you're changing his diaper like mine does - at least once a day, usually more, a changing pad cover is kind of pointless. Did you notice that nearly all the five star reviews mention that you need to use disposable pee-pads, or burp cloths, or SOMETHING to cover this cover pad? Yep, you do. After washing...