Lifesaver Original Mat (34x36) - 30% Off

Regular price $55.00 $38.50 +770pts


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- Tide Original
  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 28’’ x 40’’ (71.12 cm. x 101.6 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!

Check out our bundle deal here! (insert link to the dynamic duo here)

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.

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’’ (71.12 cm. x 101.6 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 225 reviews
Stacy S

Thank you, Uncle Mo, for creating this mat! Our youngest has had some bed-wetting incidents due related to enlarged tonsils (they need to go soon!) that interrupt her sleep cycle so she can’t wake up to go to the bathroom. She was soaking through two alleged waterproof mattress protectors and wetting her mattress, and making nights difficult. The lifesaver mat does exactly what it promises. Now, we just change her sheets, throw them and the mat into the wash, and everyone gets to go back to sleep quickly.

Jennie Orison
Excellent Quality

Hi I ordered the life savers mat. The quality in stitching and fabrics is excellent. I have washed it twice already. I love the colors and softness. Thank you for a high quality product, and I look forward to ordering more 🥰

Kaitlyn Propati
Very cute, soft, and travel easy

So i use it for bedroom "activities" and I think it's very helpful. Feels soft against the skin. I used the soft side and I thought it absorbed everything perfectly and very quick. I left it to hardness (ew) for a couple days then washed it and it came out like it was never rudely disrespected. I plan to use the water resistant side next so that I can see how long between washes I can go. Also it had sloths so I needed it.

Love the mat! So many uses

I've had the original mat for a month now & already it's become a favorite. We've used it as a change pad, blanket, under us for middle of the night nursing, as well as me & my spouse have used it for spicy time. The fleecy side is super soft but doesn't get sweaty hot. It's been great on winter walks in the stroller keeping wind, rain & the cold off our 3 month old. I bet this will be great for outdoor play in the summer too. It's been washed at least once a week so far & has done great in the wash. I love that it has the loop on the corner as well. The only that would be even better is if the loop was a snap. The you could snap it to the stroller so it can't get kicked off. Super pleased with this purchase. I purchased it with the mini in a bundle & loved them so much I pre-ordered another original & an XL!

This mat sucks... EVERYTHING up.😁

This mat sucks... EVERYTHING up. It sucks up all the wet my infant and I can throw at it. Naked tummy time accident? Covered. Reflux milk burps? Covered. Messy menstrual moment? Covered. I LOVE these products. Every single Lil Helper product is made to such high quality. Will be buying more and suggesting to & referring everyone I possibly can.

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