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.

Want to secure your place in the Friendship Hall of Fame?

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.

Full FAQ Page

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 399 reviews

Love the product. This is my second purchase. These are so comfortable and so well made. I’m a big fan

Hey Kate,
Honestly, we are big fans of folks like you who come back and help us offer great products for life's messy moments - we wouldn't be here without you!
May you be comfortable and joyful,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper


Don't know why it took me so long to get this. This has been amazing

Better late than never Dana! That is fantastic news that your Lifesaver Mat is working for you - don't hesitate to reach out if you ever have questions or feedback. We are so here for it!
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

Does not stay in place. Odd customer service.

Original size mats seems to be good quality but waterproof side is too slick to stay in place when slept on (by teen who sleeps like a rock). In theory the dimensions are perfect but I wish I would’ve sized up. It’s now too late because no return/exchange if product has been slept on or used already. My fault for letting my excitement of purchase cloud my judgement to not read FAQs first. Customer service confirmed they would not be able to do anything and recommended I instead purchase similar product from another retailer - “ I do want to personally recommend the bed pads from pillowfort- (Target) they have worked great for my family!”. Strange strategy to send customers away but I will now shop around.

Hi there,
We understand why it seems odd - one of our practices for kind capitalism is to always try to help folks however we can so we are happy to make recommendations if for whatever reason our products don't work for you. Every body and every family's needs are different. Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out to our delight team ( and share your experience. I hope our recommendation and Joyful Offer on other solutions for your family helped make your day a little brighter, even if your Lifesaver mat didn't work for your teen exactly how you'd hoped.
Best wishes,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper


Nothing better than a Lifesaver Mat! The Stellar print is beautiful

Thank you, Gwen, for your kind words. There is actually nothing better than knowing we can help folks like you and that our creations are out in the world being loved.
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

Jon Brager
Baby maker

We use the lifesaver mat everytime we injoy adult time with each other. She is a big mess maker and the lifesaver mat gets every drop. It holds alot of water. Thank you for keep our sheets dry!!!

Hey Jon,
We like to say that our mission is to infuse joy, empathy, and dignity into the messy parts of life.... but secretly, it's to rid the world of every raggedy old spicy time towel in existence.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience!
Enjoy the dry sheets,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

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