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The Splash About Anti Bacterial Changing Mat Review

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RRP:
£9.99
Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2016 Silver Best Travel Product Under £25

Tested by mum Rachel Robinson Tingle for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I would recommend the mat to other mums/friends. I really liked the mat and thought the price was great value for money. It rolls up so is easy to put away in my swimming bag for the little one. It's very comfy/soft for the little one. It grips great onto the changing rooms or a changing unit. Dries really quickly after use. Nice material.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

I found taking along the usual towels on the floors or on changing units didn't really do the job very well. But the changing mat is great and meets our needs as a family when swimming. I feel that I can get my little one dried quicker and they can sit on the mat comfortably while I dry my other child.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

The only thing I’d like to see improved is the length of the mat made slightly longer. Also there was a bit of a chemical smell when first using the mat which has now disappeared over time.

Tested by Chris Brotherton for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I love the antibacterial feature and the fact that it rolls in on itself for ease of transport and containing when it's wet. I hate changing rooms so it's nice to know I can go swimming and change baby hygienically. The mat also keeps the baby warm as it feels sort of padded and it means that baby isn't on cold tiles. The design is nice and simple and the dark colour of the mat looks stylish.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

It means I don't have to leave baby cold on a wet towel on the floor absorbing god knows what off the floor and other peoples pool water. The Mat absorbs water off the baby too and it made our drying time quicker.

Tested by mum Sara Cauvain for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

This product is just brilliant! Would highly recommend this item.  I had never heard of it before and wish I had sooner.  It rolls up so is easy to carry or tuck away, very durable and comes in so handy! I carry this everywhere with my now as it’s so hygienic and I have don't have to worry when changing my little one.  I want to try this when I take my little one swimming.  It’s a very well made item and just brilliant!

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

This has made my life a lot easier.  It’s a lot thicker than my changing bag changing mat and I feel better using the anti-bacterial changing mat.  It doesn't take up much more room in my bag either.  It’s so much easier just to roll up and go!  I feel more confident when out and about with this product when changing my little one.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Would not change a thing, a brilliant product.  The only comment I would make is I wish I had been aware of it.  Needs more marketing!

Tested by mum Nicola Johnstonn for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

A must have for swimming with a little one. Who wants to put their baby on the swimming pool floor?! This keeps little one secure with its non-slip surfaces and warm while mum is getting ready to sort baby out.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

We have weekly swimming lessons and using the high level changing tables has become a slippery affair now our little man is moving around more.  This stops the surface he is on from being slippery, helps dry him and keeps him warm while I dry myself off and get ready to deal with him and get him dressed

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

The carry handle advertised was hard to identify. The mat is also a little boring being a solid colour so I would add some patterned designs into the range.

Tested by mum Victoria Renshaw for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I tested the pink/mango changing mat and I loved the colour, it was lovely and bright. The mat rolls up and has a loop at each end to hold it in place rolled up which I liked. It is lovely and soft and a good size that protects baby from cold/wet surfaces. It's much larger than a usual changing mat which I liked as it kept my baby's head off the floor along with her bum (quite often changing mats are short and only go under the bum). It is marketed as a poolside change mat but I found it just as useful to line the changing table in public bathrooms and when I was at the park... I kept it in my buggy basket and used it in many places as well as when at the pool.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

I don't think I can do anything better using this product as I've got by just fine without one in the past just using a towel but I do think that it is a nice product if you are someone that goes swimming a lot, especially with a tiny newborn who we know are very prone to getting very cold after a swim.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I am not sure what I would change with the mat, I thought it had been well-designed and I liked the colour but perhaps it would be fun if there were more colours/designs to choose from.

Tested by mum Karen English for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

Great for post swim changing I love that its large cushioned and antibacterial so protects from all the previous wee/poo/unclean water on the change area.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

Extra non-slip cushioned comfort for baby.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Brighter colour choices please.

Tested by mum Lydia Tomicic for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

The swim mat is great. Rolls up easily and is easily washable. Feels better than a changing mat when my toddler was wet after swim class. Also very handy to keep in the car as a picnic blanket/seat. Likewise when we've been out and I couldn't get a chair or bench clean I used the mat as it easily sits in the stroller basket. My toddler likes the mat feel too when I put her on it.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

Saves carrying around a change mat when in change rooms. Also saves from having to put the towel on the dirty floor. I never remember to bring two towels. It's clean for toddler, a big plus!

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I would like to see the mat thicker. I feel like the support under the head is too thin but if the mat was thicker overall it would be great. Thicker at one end would mean I'd lose the advantage of just rolling it out versus positioning it right while I'm holding a wet toddler.

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