Best Changing Mats For 2024
Updated October 2023
When it comes to choosing a changing mat Cheeky Wipes know more than a few of the main factors to take into consideration. Quality, durability, practicality, and style are all high priority.
In this blog, we’re going to be looking at ideal changing mats for your home. We've covered travel changing mats separately back in June.
For us, there are PLENTY of baby items that you buy with a first baby but never get used. Top and tail bowl anyone?
However a change mat is always an essential. Whether you have a mat on a changing table or not, somewhere comfy to change your baby is a must have.
Here are our top 6 best changing mats 2024:
- Mama Shack Anti Roll Changing Mat
- Mamas & Papas Dream Upon a Cloud Luxury Change Mat
- Etsy Hard Base Changing Mat
- Cheeky Washable XL Changing Mat
- Shnuggle Squishy Baby Changing Mat
- The Wriggler Anti Roll Changing Mat
We'll start with a new entrant in our review with this cute anti-roll change mat from Mama Shack. They're a UK business who create 'practical baby essentials where style and design haven't been sacrificed'.
We agree! Their designs are super cute and they have a range of changing mats, muslins and splash mats you should check out. This anti roll change mat comes with high sides in LOTS of lovely neutral designs. And the wipe clean surface is always handy when changing but can be cool on your baby's bum.
Size: 70cm L x 44cm W x 8cm H
Washing Instructions: Waterproof, wipe clean only
Material: Phthalate free PVC fabric, British manufactured nursery grade foam free of TCPP
Customer Review: "The last 6 months have gone so fast and thanks to the changing mat a breeze when it came to nappy changes. Always felt very safe, easy to clean and great design - thanks team for a solid product!"
A new entrant from the Grandaddy of UK baby brands. This padded changing mat includes a removable and washable cover and a pillow so it combines both warmth and practicality for your little one when changing. There's a range of neutral designs too.
Size: Not specified.
Washing Instructions: Cover is machine washable.
Material: Not specified
Customer Review: "Easy to remove the outer covering for washing"
This changing mat comes with a hard base which means if space is at a premium, it will fit on top of your baby's cot, table or dresser - check the measurements. Easy to wipe clean, so could be chilly on your baby's bum, but very practical with anti roll wedge sides. There's a range of neutral designs too.
Size: 70cm x 50cm
Washing Instructions: Wipe Clean
Material: Hypo-allergenic and non-toxic materials, made of foil without phosphates, PVC changing mat
Customer Review: No Customer Reviews available
Plus being made from material means it's supersoft and warm on your baby. You can even use it to line any of the wipe clean changing mats mentioned here!
The larger size makes it super versatile, ideal for ‘nappy off’ time and even as a waterproof sheet under a normal bed sheet. It's larger than an average mat but can also can still be easily folded up as a travel mat too.
Size: 90cm x 72cm
Washing Instructions: Machine Washable to 40c
Material: Bamboo plush, bamboo terry, TPU waterproof lining
Customer Review: "I purchased this for my daughter. Fantastic size . Will be packed to use on a short holiday. Looks nice and soft. Very reasonable price!"
Retaining it's slot in our top 5 the Shnuggle squishy wedge baby changing mat has raised sides to keep your baby from rolling off as well as to avoid spillages. The PU foam is warm to touch meaning you don't need to lay a towel on it. And it's now available in three neutral colours!
Size: 70cm long x 45 cm wide
Washing Instructions: Clean with warm soapy water and a soft sponge, Do not bleach or use abrasive cleaners or pads
Material: PVC and BPA Free | Made from non-toxic, baby safe PU foam
Customer Review: "I bought one of these mats when I had my first child in 2019 and it’s still going with my second child in 2022. When both of them have been colicky, any upsets, unsettled, this mat just soothes them. I bought another one for my sister in law as it’s an absolute must have!"
When your child wants to be anywhere but their changing mat the second you lay them on it, and you’re quite frankly sick of the mess - the wriggler earns it's keep!
It’s waterproof and wipeable so again may be a little chilly on your baby's bum. But it means your hands are free to keep babies and toddlers in place during their change.
Size: 75cm long x 45 cm wide
Washing Instructions: Wipe clean
Material: Wipeable baby-safe material
Customer Review: "I can’t speak highly enough about The Wriggler changing mat. Nappy changing times are now a pleasure and completely stress free, my little one is no longer trying to crawl away when I’m changing him!! My little boy loves the cute bear design on the mat. Every home with a baby should have one. I can now change my baby very quickly and get on with my day. The mat is easily cleaned with a wipe and dries fast. Well done on designing this product."