Lifesaver Original Mat

$82.00 +1640pts

A soft and smooth waterproof PUL on one side and an absorbent and stain-resistant charcoal fleece on the other, this 34X36 mat will meet ALL your needs. 

A change in the weather that you didn’t plan for. An overflowing poonami. Forgetting to bring your overtired toddler’s nap time blanket. Sometimes it doesn’t take much for a simple event with your little one to go from picture-perfect to a code-red emergency. Enter the Lifesaver Original Mat. Simple, well-made, adorable, and multipurpose, this little lifesaver will make the unexpected and chaotic seem downright boring and manageable.

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LENGTH: 34 inches
WIDTH: 36 inches

  1. Heavy-Duty wash (longest cycle) on warm (max. 140 F/60 C) with recommended amount of detergent. Make sure you use enough detergent.
  2. Line dry when you can or tumble dry on medium.
  3. Use a reputable, commercially available detergent, either plant based or synthetic
  4. Do not use laundry soaps such as castile or coconut based soaps and detergents with fabric softener.
  5. Watch your favourite reality show. Light up a celebratory cigar with a glass of red and give yourself a pat on the back for choosing a reusable swim diaper. A cape is recommended but not necessary.

Keeps moisture in its place

The bottom layer of the Lifesaver is lined with a medical grade waterproof material. Now you can lay your baby down for a nap on anything from grandma’s heirloom quilt to the persian rug in the guest room, with no worries! I’m not sure why you would… but you can.

Baby stays dry

Hidden deep in the magical depths of this mat are layers of absorbency that will hide a shocking amount of liquid. Plus the naturally wicking charcoal topper will hide stains and keep everything feeling dry.

One Mat, SO MANY Uses

A play mat when going to the park or a friend's place. Portable sleeping area. Wind-proof stroller cover. Blanket. Mattress Protector. Towel. (Head over to our FB group Lil Helper: Unsnapped and search “lifesaver” to see all the ways our patrons are using this mat… cuz there are A LOT)

Sometimes, size does matter.

Sized Perfectly

Goldilocks has daydreams about this bad boy, cuz it is not too big and not too small.The mat is sized at a convenient 34’’ x 36’’ (86 cm. x 91 cm.). This means it is big enough to be used on a toddler's bed and small enough to be tucked cosily in a crib. Since it is convenient for both at home and on-the-go, you’ll realize the uses are vast and it won’t be long before you decide you need more.

We call this “The Original” because there is a Lifesaver Mini and an XL version of this exact mat!

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Easy to use, easy to take care of.

Family Heirloom In The Making

The waterproof barrier is guaranteed to outlast 200 commercial launderings. Your rugged jeans that you spent a whole afternoon picking out and that give you “internet breaking” curves will tear into rags after just 100 washes. And yes! It can go in the dryer too.

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Awesome Gift Idea

No matter the sex of the child or whether your friend decides to use disposable or cloth diapers- one thing is for sure- they will most likely change their baby’s diaper every couple of hours. And leave the house with said baby, now and then. The Lifesaver is designed to tackle a variety of childrearing crises, both at home and in the wild. All while looking adorable, in prints that new and veteran parents alike will love.

Whether you want to be known as the friend who gives the best gifts, or the parent who makes child rearing look effortless (despite the fact that those jeans haven’t been washed in recent memory), the Lifesaver is the product for you.



Looking for more effortless parenting hacks? Us too. If you find some, send them our way. In the meantime, here is more info about this wicked awesome mat.

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Newbie Guide

This wash routine is easy peasy! The Life Saver mat can be washed with your regular wash, we do however caution against using hot water. We suggest not washing it with cloth diapers as its quite bulking and can disrupt proper agitation of the diapers. For drying we suggest hang drying, however, if tumble drying we recommend using LOW-MED heat.
The design on these things is equal parts simple and genius! There is a waterproof backing that comes in our AH-MAZING prints. Paired with our comfy stay dry charcoal material you find in our beloved cloth diaper inserts. Our charcoal layer is a thirsty combination of naturally wicking material that will absorb a torrent of liquid and will still keep the surface feeling dry.
The mat is sized at a convenient 34’’ x 36’’ (86 cm. x 91 cm.). The large change mat is big enough to be used on a toddler's bed. It is small enough to be tucked cosy in a crib.

Customer Reviews

Based on 181 reviews
Emily Schlieper
The best mat ever!

Seriously, this mat is the best. We use these for EVERYTHING. We always have one within reach, for changing, playing with water and as a waterproof stroller blanket. I live these mats!

Definitely a life saver

During that time of the month its so nice not to have to worry about leaking through anything else. Great product!

Anthony M Iaconelli

This arrived today and me and my partner tested it out immediately! This absorbed all the fluids, there was no puddling on the surface, and nothing leaked through. The best part was that it doesn't even feel wet so it was super comfortable. It's also a very beautiful product! Great job on an amazing product

Loved it from the day I recieved it

The day that my shipment arrived, my three kids were already sick. The younger two are prone to throwing up while they are sick. I laid a Lifesaver on his pillow minutes before I put him down for bed and wouldn't you know it....he threw up on it. It didn't seep through! I was impressed. Luckily I ordered three and simply changed him and swapped out the dirty one for a new one. I love the soft texture, my kids love the fun prints. In fact, I'm on here now because my older daughters are fighting with my son for the Lifesaver XL so I gotta keep getting more.
PS. I loved getting a personal hand-written card from Mo, it's the simple details and gratitude for the customer that puts this already-awesome product over the top. Thank you for doing what you do.

Hey Christine! We're so glad that the package came in on time! A perfect name for the product right? We wanted to create this mat and promote versatility with sustainability and you're a living proof of it! These are made of stay dry bamboo that feels very soft to lay on, and hidden inside are absorbent microfiber that keeps an insane amount of moisture, and of course the adorable prints is made of PUL that stops the moisture from seeping through any surfaces it's on.

Also, those hand written notes is Uncle Mo's way of showing how much he appreciates your love and support for us, you keep us going and do what we do. And we promise to stay the same! - Lil Helper Delight

Sarah Tokley
Literally a Lifesaver

Our daughter who is 11 still struggles with night time wetting. I was washing sheets, using towels, whatever I could do to keep her bed dry and it was a disaster. I let her pick the prints and bought the bundle so I could have a back up and they work exactly as described. Not one wet sheet so far! Fabulous. Thank you so much for making this product!

Hey Sarah! Hidden deep inside our Lifesaver Original Mat is an absorbent microfiber that will hide a shocking amount of liquid. And the soft fabric on top is made of stay-dry material so your daughter will not feel wet despite all the liquid that's been absorbed by our mat! And of course, the PUL part is what makes it magical and keeps all moisture off of your mattress. We are so happy that this mat is serving that purpose you intended to use it for! Thank you for the love and support, Sarah! - Lil Helper Delight

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