Lifesaver XL Mat

$90.00 +1800pts

Whether you are experiencing big fun or big chaos, it is good to have big backup. Like our XL everything mat, the Lifesaver XL. With soft layers of absorption and a waterproof backing, our Lifesaver Mat is made for a messes of both the good and bad variety. And with it’s extra large size, the Lifesaver XL is ready for A LOT of whatever you are throwing at it.

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LENGTH: 57 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 favorite reality show. Light up a celebratory cigar with a glass of red and give yourself a pat on the back for choosing Lil Helper. A cape is recommended but not necessary.


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.

Absorbent & Stay-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

Intimacy Mat
Period Protection
Incontinence Support
Sweat Soaker
Sensory Play Mat

Mattress Protector
Potty Training Mat
...and more. 

You will find yourself reaching for this mat all the time. Whether you are feeling extra hot, or just like an extra hot-mess, the Lifesaver XL has you covered. Literally.


Size matters… 

Big mat = Big Potential

Sized at 57”x40” the Lifesaver XL takes all the awesome of its predecessor (the Lifesaver Original) to a bigger size and scale. That means MORE period protection properties, more mattress-saving potential, more coverage for sick kids or messy play, and more room for “extracurricular” bedroom activities 😉.

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 50 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. The Lifesaver line is designed to tackle a variety of crises both at home and in the wild. Plus, with beautiful prints and solid-colored options, there is a mat for every taste.


Slices of cake, cups of coffee, the amount of patience you are graced with for the day… sometimes size REALLY does matter. So throw the XL in your cart and be prepared for anything life throws your way, big or small.



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Newbie Guide

We recommend washing your Lifesaver XL on a heavy-duty warm cycle with a recommended commercially available detergent. Always line dry when you can, if not please tumble dry it on low! Any time you are dealing with super mega absorbent materials, we recommend avoiding any sort of fabric softener or dryer sheets that can coat the fabric and cause repelling.
Our new XL mats are a bit under 2x the size of our Lifesaver originals!
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.
Of course they can! They are great for putting on your child's bed at night, or even laying over furniture during the beginning phases of potty learning! They are fast to absorb, so they can catch the biggest of accidents that your toddler may throw at them!
Our Lifesaver XL mats are a whopping 57” x 40” The perfect size for just about anything life throws at you!

Customer Reviews

Based on 162 reviews
Tammara Lambley
Extra Large but not Extra Work

Now that our little man is crawling all over, we've attempted some early potty training skills. Which of cause comes with the caveat of a half naked baby! The XL covers a large area of our living room with the original filling the last gap and the mini houses the potty and wipes station. We basically live on these now so it's made even better by actually being comfortable. The XL has already been put to the test with bath time splashes, outside picnics, pool parties and for my own piece of mind periods! Bigger IS better.

Hi Tammara!
Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! It sounds like you are making absolutely awesome use of your Lifesavers!
It is a privelege to be able to help families like yours be more comfortable as you conquer life's messy moments (from one mom to another, I promise the pantsless potty training days don't last forever!)
With joy and gratitude,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

Ashley Nidiffer

I just purchased my 3rd one. These are truly amazing! They are great for our bedroom activities! My bed stays dry. Washes well! We use these all the time they are definitely a lifesaver for sure!!

Hi Ashley!
Once upon a time we really thought our Lifesaver Mats were mainly good for potty training - it is fabulous to hear about all kinds of folks using them for all kinds of activities!
No mess is too wet a match for the Lifesaver!
Let us know at if you every have any questions, concerns, or suggestions!
Thank you for your kind words,
With joy,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

For incontinence

Using this for my 10yr kid child with skeciak needs who still has accidents at night. The material is so soft and he iregrrs it over the previous reusable pads we used. No wetness detected and he was able to sleep through the night. This is a game changer!

Hi there Nina!
It is a true thrill to know that we get to create these solutions for families like yours and make a positive impact. Thank you so much for sharing your story and know that we are always here if you have any questions. Email us at
Wishing nothing but the sweetest dreams, and peaceful nights for you and your kiddo.
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

Noah P.
Wet & Wild & Worth It

I'll admit I was a bit like "dang, this is pretty expensive for a mat to protect my bed during Night Time Activities" but this is REALLY well-made. I have other pads that do the job alright, but they're much smaller and not very soft, so I figured "I know I'll be using them for a long time, I might as well upgrade."
The XL mat almost covers the entire width of my queen mattress, and the charcoal side lives up to the "stay dry" claim, unlike my other pads which get cold and feel like wet fabric immediately. It was easy to relax on them and feel dry, plus washing them was simple. I would absolutely recommend these to anyone looking for something durable, comfortable, and very lovely.

Hi Noah,
Thank you so much for sharing this feedback on the Lifesaver Mat!
We are so happy we could help upgrade your 'Night Time Activities' and that you are enjoying the stay dry feeling of our Lifesaver Mats!
We put a lot of thought into our designs, but we are always surprised (and sometimes blushing) when we hear about all the different ways folks use them to solve life's messy moments!
Enjoy your nights,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper


Great product, works well. Shipping was fast and secure. 10/10

Hi Atticus! Thank you for your feedback. There is true joy in knowing that your XL mat made it to you quickly and easily. We wish you nothing but the best and hope you enjoy it.
Kind regards,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

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