Today’s post is dedicated to the humble changing mat. Something very small but something that you will get a lot of use out of. Randomly, it was one of the new baby purchases that I ummed and ahhd about for quite some time. There were so many pretty designs but I kept asking myself if I could justify the price of some of them when I had so many other things to buy.
When choosing your mat you will most likely go for the design and colour but also consider what it is made out of. The vinyl style ones are great as they are easy to wipe clean although I found them quite cold to put the girls on, especially in the middle of the night. Any accidents also just pooled around them. Instead I bought a few packs of the towelling mat liners which were a godsend as they were warm and soft and could be chucked straight in the machine. I also had a stack of muslins that I just folded up for the same purpose. You can opt for a more luxury fabric mat which are super cosy but you may still want some extra liners or you will be constantly washing the mat cover! You can also buy covers in some gorgeous designs so you can get a basic cheap and cheerful mat and jazz it up. I’m rather in love with the gorgeous Liberty prints from Coco & Wolf and you can currently pick up a few designs in the sale.
Here’s a round up of some of our favourite changing mats so happy shopping!
First up is the best mat (in my humble opinion!) from my current interiors faves, Mamas & Papas. Honestly, their changing mats are so good. This cloud luxury changing mat has the most gorgeous grey and yellow colour way and the cutest removable cloud cushion. It’s super soft and has a washable cover.
I also adore the folding travel mats that Mamas & Papas stock as they come in some super stylish patterns like this grey star print. So handy for keeping tucked in a bag for when you are out and about and currently a bargain 50% off so only £11.
If you fancy a spot more colour then the Little Bird mat from Mothercare ticks all the boxes. I adore it for it’s fun prints and rainbow bright design.
For a more basic mat Jo Jo Maman has a great selection for a bargain £12. Lots of lovely prints including this sweet elephant design.
For a bold design the Farg Form changing mats from This Modern Life has graphical prints in monochrome styles. The cloud print is fast becoming a design classic.
I am a big fan of Nobodinoz and love their designs and colour palettes. This folding travel change mat in mint diamonds is perfect for popping in a changing bag or just for keeping around the house.
A more pricey option but the Olli Ella Reva changing basket from Marshes and Flint is just beautiful. You could easily use it for storage afterwards so I guess maybe that justifies the spend. Place a muslin in the bottom for softness and absorbency.
A wedge shaped changing mat has higher sides so helps keep baby more secure and limits the opportunity for rolling off the edge! John Lewis have this basic design for only £15.
Finally this beautiful folding changing mat from The White Company is currently in the sale at only £12. You might need it. I also think it would make a gorgeous gift for a new baby.
Has anyone spotted any lovely mats recently or any bargains been picked up in the sales?
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Image via Coco & Wolf.