Searching baby items has turned into a bit of a hobby and I’m having so much fun online window shopping. Probably too much fun but you know, I’m milking this opportunity to waste time looking at everything and anything cute. So, here are my top 6 changing mats for all budgets; stylish, cute, not particularly practical and others that are entirely sensible.
This is the ultimate in luxury, a utterly gorgeous baby changing mat from Bambizi that puts the others to shame. The price is *very* high but if I had the budget, this would be my baby changing mat of dreams! Made from velboa, a luxurious and beautifully soft dimpled fabric, it comes with a fabric pillow and one removable toweling insert. It also has the curved sides to prevent baby from falling…but I know it’s not practical to have a pretty white cover when changing a bum. Let’s be honest, it won’t be smelling of roses for too long!
Bambizi Leto Baby Changing Mat, £95 – Link
I know this post is supposed to be focused on an actual changing mat but I have to throw one cover in as there is something so earthy, I-wish-I-lived-in-Byron-Bay about this baby changing cover. It’s from Numero 74, a brand I adore, and is made from cotton gauze that looks like washed linen. It will fit a changing mattress 50 x 70cm and comes in so many gorgeous colours including grey, powder, dusty pink, sunflower yellow, white, charcoal, petrol blue, mustard and dove grey. This is on my wish list!
Numero 74 Changing Mat Cover, £45.58 – Link
I’ll most certainly buy a wedge changing mat and this one from Mamas and Papas is on my list as an option. It has high cushioned sides to keep baby safe, a deep foam interior for comfort and a soft towelling cover. The cover is also machine washable making it practical but quite a lovely changing mat.
Mamas and Papas Contour Changing Mat
I pinned this travel changing mattress on Pinterest long before I was pregnant. It comes in a range of colours (for both boy, girl and gender neutral) and is made with 100% hand-quilted cotton. I think it’s a good stylish option for a changing mat on the go! This is another changing mat on my list of options.
Mamas and Papas Travel Changing Mat
The simple white changing wedge mat from John Lewis has plenty of good and bad reviews. People seem to love the shape but there are a few negative reviews where the plastic has torn. It has a pthalate-free PVC cover with foam interior padding so easy to wash and keep clean. It’s still in my top 10 as I’d only use it with a cover anyway so I think it would be much more long-lasting with muslins or an actual fitted mat cover (John Lewis have these available to buy at an additional cost).
John Lewis Wedge Changing Mat, £15.50 – Link
As you can see there is a theme going on here: I am drawn to the wedge shape baby changing mat. The Kiddiecare wedge changing mat comes with a grey star print and is a budget-friendly option. The only downside is that it’s PVC again but a muslin would make it softer and kinder to babies skin. Nonetheless, it has a wipe clean surface and the wedged sides to keep baby from wriggling away!
Kiddicare Grey Stars Wedge Changing Mat, £14.50 – Link