Lifesaver Original Mat

$55.00 +1100pts

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 194 reviews
Krystal Johnson

I really love our new lifesaver mats! I bought them to sleep on during that time of the month. If you know you know how rough those first few nights are when the blood gets flowing. And getting up in the middle of the night to take care of things is a pain when you are always feeling like things are going to leak all over the bed. The top of the mat is soooooooooo soft!!! So much better than laying on a rough towel all night long. 10/10 recommend the lifesaver mat!!!

Aryana Dromey
Unexpected Purpose: Postpartum Care!

We used this large mat for two main purposes at the beginning - picnics and diaper changes. I thought two-for-one multi-purpose was a great start, and then I saw several of Uncle Mo's reels on IG and had to laugh when he said you could use these to both make a baby and have a baby.

I laugh no longer.

I did not make a baby or have a baby on this mat, but every single post-partum visit with a midwife at my house included the LifeSaver. No hospital incontinence pads for me! Every post-partum check involved the soft sweet comfort of our bug-themed LifeSaver Mat. Was I given instructions to wear that fun mesh-underwear for a week? Sure was. What did I use to protect my sheets and blankets? The LifeSaver Mat.

Did I lie down beside my babe for a nap in the afternoons? Sure did. What protected the bed from newborn spit-up while I dozily dreamed? The LifeSaver Mat.

What would I get for our next baby-making adventure or home-birth? The XL version.

Fantastic for diaper changing!

I am SO happy that I have found this company! I love following Lil Helpers on Insta - Mo has to be one of the loveliest people out there!

The Life Saver mat has been great for us for diaper changes. I have a newborn and a toddler still in diapers. There have been many accidents changing my newborn these past few weeks and the Lifesaver Mat has been perfect for this use. It's amazing how the soft cover feels completely dry after it's been wet. We used to use disposable incontinence pads for diaper changes and I always felt guilty using them with how unsustainable they are. Now I can just throw the Lifesaver in the washing machine and it's good as new. We will continue to have many, many uses for this product!

Carin S.

What a great product for our special needs son and his little sister! Bed protector & picnic blanket we love these.

Stephannie BC
Mess free baby making

I received a life saver mat from my partner for Xmas be as I can be a bit messy in bed. Let me just say this is like magic! I barely felt wet even after laying on it for a while. I loved it so much I just bought a second one so if one is dirty we have a clean one.

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