Lifesaver Original Mat

$55.00 +1100pts

From parenting, to sexy times, to your time of the month, life is messy. With soft layers of absorption and a waterproof backing, our Lifesaver Mat is made for mess. Simple, durable, adorable, and multipurpose, this mat has you and all your earthly belongings covered. Literally.

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LENGTH: 28 inches
WIDTH: 40 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 the Lifesaver Original Mat. A cape is recommended but not necessary.

Keeps moisture in its place

The bottom layer of the Lifesaver is lined with a waterproof material. That means that your bed, couch, or floor will stay dry as a bone and protected from any and all unexpected mess.

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

Sensory Play Mat
Mattress Protector
Potty Training Mat
Intimacy Mat
Period Protection
Incontinence Support
Sweat Soaker ...and more.

You will find yourself reaching for your Lifesaver for everything from avoiding messes.. to feeling just feeling like a hot mess.


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 28’’ x 40’’. 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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Nobody has time for “hand wash only.”

Easy to use, easy to take care of.

Make your mess and then pop it in the washing machine. 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

Friends don’t let friends do laundry any more than hygienically necessary. Once you discover all the uses for this mat, it would be selfish of you not to share. Plus it comes in beautiful prints and solid colours that anyone will love.

Whether you want to be known as the friend who gives the best gifts, or make the messiness of parenting or life 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 28’’ x 40’’. 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 412 reviews

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Besides the already advertised uses I also throw it across my lap to protect my clothes while I’m pumping. It was especially helpful whenever the hospital test tube like containers would overflow before I got my own pumping kit, and even now it’s helpful for leaks that inevitably happen now and then as I adjust the flanges. Also throw it over my bed before changing baby to prevent baby also leaking on my sheets!

Hey Ellen! What an awesome use! Thank you for sharing!
We are so proud to be part of your pumping journey - that is super hero work!
Hot tip: Zippa wetbags make great storage for pump parts too! ;) Been there!
Breastmilk is the only kind of milk it's ok to cry over when it spills - glad we can help make it a little easier!
Now go have a cookie and a big glass of water - you deserve it. You're doing a great job.
Caitlin @ Lil Helper


Soft, functional and amazing quality!

Hi Jeanette!
It makes us positively giddy to know you love your Lifsaver Original! We believe in making mess easy to clean and life a little more comfy - glad it is working for you!
Have a wonderful week,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper


Cute and useful!

Hey Courtney!
We like to think of the Lifesaver as the world's most useful mat - because we are constantly surprised ourselves at all the awesome ways folks use 'em!
It is a joy to know you love your mat!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review,
Have a fabulous day,

Sarah Talbott
Messy Activities

A few years ago, my partner found he enjoyed eliciting a very specific physical response from me in the bedroom during playtime. As he got better at pulling that response put of me, the mess I made became sensationally sopping wet. That's when I decided to get the Lifesaver Mat and boy what a difference it made with clean up!
The only down side has been that since there isn't puddle forming under me, he's emboldened to make play time messier (or maybe he feels like a challenge to fill up the mat). Either way, I did end up buying a the XL may since there is a limit of fluid the Original mat can hold and we've reached it.

Easy to wash in the washing machine, though I usually send it through the dryer for a few cycles on a low heat to protect the backing.

Hi Sarah!
We are thrilled that you have so diligently tested our Lifesaver Mat with your partner - and what a joy to need to upgrade to the XL! Your experience sounds exactly like why we designed the Lush - designed for a more beautiful and luxurious adult playtime!
Sounds like you are taking good care of your mat as well. Do email if you have questions or concerns.
Play on,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

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