Our Top Changing Mats For 2021
Tuesday, 15 June 2021
When it comes to picking the right changing mat Cheeky Wipes know more than a few of the main factors to take into consideration. Quality, durability, practicality, and style all come to mind. In this blog, we’re going to be looking at ideal changing mats for your home or when you’re on the move. Here are our top 5 and the reasons why.
At Number 1 we, of course, have our very own Cheeky Wipes washable travel changing mat, made with waterproof plush on one side and soft absorbent bamboo on the other, the changing mat is larger than usual making it perfect for even the wiggliest baby.
The larger size makes the changing mat super versatile, ideal for ‘nappy off’ time and even as a waterproof sheet under a normal bed sheet. Whilst this multi-purpose changing mat is larger than an average mat it can still be easily folded up to take out and about.
When it comes to style, think of cool funky patterns, such as dinosaurs, turtles, seahorses, love hearts, bees, and more, all for a very affordable £15. To ensure your mat keeps looking its best wash at 40 degrees with similar colours and if you wish to tumble dry do so on a low setting.
If you’re reading this blog looking for a changing mat option as a gift for a family member or friend we also offer this mat as part of a gift bundle, for just £36.95, currently on sale for £34.95 at the time of writing, you will receive the mat along with a luxury wet bag and 10 premium reusable wipes, available in multiple designs.
At Number 2, it’s the Shnuggle squishy changing mat, available from mamas & papas. This is a higher-priced changing mat at £45, £40 sale price at the time of writing, but is great for use inside your home. This mat has raised sides to keep your baby from rolling off as well as to avoid spillages when your child decides it’s time to empty their bladder mid-nappy change.
The easy-to-clean, warm, squishy PU foam keeps your baby comfortable whilst being non-toxic and waterproof. The mat is also elevated to help reduce colic and reflux.
Number 3, if you’re looking for a quirky yet stylish changing mat for your home the Abel & The Label exclusive wedge changing mat from Mabel & Fox could be the mat for you.
Proving that you don’t have to compromise on trend-led design for quality and practicality. At a mid-level price of £31.99, the wedge changing mat is made from padded foam ensuring comfort, with raised edges for security.
The mat is easy to clean, waterproof, and wipeable so the perfect addition to any nursery. However, remember to never leave your baby unattended on high surfaces even when using changing mats with raised edges.
Coming in at Number 4, we have the Babymel changing station available from Jojo Maman Bebe, whilst we’re still in love with our very own Cheeky Wipes travel changing mat, we have to admit this is also great for when you’re on the go.
The features include it being made out of recycled plastic bottles, planet win! It has a built-in wipes pocket and a zip pocket for nappies and creams. Made with a water-resistant outer material/lining and a machine-washable padded changing mat it’s true to its name, a real changing station. The grab handle can easily attach to your pushchairs handle, and whilst leopard print might not be everyone’s favourite, we think it’s right on-trend and great value for money at £23.
Last but not least Number 5, imagine the scenario, your angelic child is looking a lot less angelic than usual, they’re red-faced and you know very soon it’s going to be your job to change a smelly nappy. This used to be an easy task, however, of late 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. Fear not, The Wriggler is an anti-roll changing mat, costing £34.99, it’s waterproof, wipeable, and made of baby-safe material. By using swaddle-like security it can free up your hands and keep babies and toddlers in place during their change.
One last tip from us, if you’ve decided to use a mat like our recommendation at number 3, grab yourself some changing mat liners, these simply sit on top of the mat, they’re absorbent and soft against your babies skin and help stop urine running off the wipeable material of the mat, they’re also machine washable so you can use them time and time again.
At Cheeky Wipes we care about people, we care about the environment and we care that you have the best products to ensure the easiest and happiest start to motherhood and beyond. We hope this blog has helped you to decide on a changing mat that’s right for you or at least given you some inspiration.