No not at all! I love this changing pad. Have been using for my little one since January 2015. No issues at all. The edges are perfect to keep my little one safe along with the belt that this changing comes with. I also have the summer infant covers and when my little one lies on the pad, it lays flat due to the weight and I have had zero issues.
No not at all. I have a cover that doesn't lay flat & it's not a problem but I did find a backup cover from Target that fits much better - Circo brand, it is vinyl and soft minky material and was $12.99.