A diaper changing pad offers a new parent flexibility and peace of mind. You can use a changing pad on any flat surface or on your existing changing table. Choose a contoured pad with upward curved edges to help prevent baby from turning over and a non-skid bottom to prevent sliding. Straps provide extra security. Make sure your new changing pad comes with a waterproof or vinyl exterior for easy cleaning. Some changing tables come with a changing pad already included so be sure to check. However, you may still want to buy a one separately if your change pad does not have features like safety straps. If are purchasing one specifically for your changing table, double check the size you require before purchasing.