One piece of advice that I got from a friend (Lindsay, thank you!) was to spend a bit of extra money and buy a wipeable change table. This was the best investment of my nursery by far. Anytime my little one has an accident or some bodily fluid goes flying (which, as we all know happens regularly) all you have to do is wipe it off, no need to change a cover, launder a cover, remove stains from a cover and so on. We use a non wipeable change table at my parents and my mom literally has to change the pad every time my little one, goes number 2…sound familiar? So my tip of the day is invest, if you can, in a wipeable change table.
This is the change table we use and we love it! https://amzn.to/2IXzlhI