Friday, 13 September 2013

Mysewcalleddesigns - changing mat review

After leaving my first changing mat from mysewcalleddesigns in a baby changer I knew I had to buy another one!  I first saw them at our very own bump to baby fair back in June and even though the price of £20 was more than I would usually pay for such an item, I could see that a lot of time had been invested in making it so decided to give it a go.  It has been well road tested and in the last week came with us on our travels to Spain. 
My favourite feature of the changing mat is the size of it.  Not only does it fold neatly so it fits happily in E’s small rucksack, when it is unfolded t is larger than others I have come across, which is great as Baby E is not so much of a baby now and is Toddler size.  She fits comfortably on the whole mat which for me is great as it means I can pretty much change her anywhere.  So far we have used in it the middle of a field, Blenheim car park, the back of the car, the beach and on a park bench.   It also covers all of the baby change units that are found in public places. 
I was impressed by the quality of the fabric used, the wipe clean cover on the changing side and the level of craftsmanship.  You would not know it was handmade with the neatness of the stitching.  There are two small pockets on the inside which I have not found them to be useful as they need to be empty to insure that it folds neatly.
There are only two small cons to the mat and they are as is as it is fabric you need to ensure the surface it is being put on is dry and folding one handed can be a bit tricky as it needs to be tied up to keep it folded, a Velcro fastening would be better.  Overall I think this is a good product and even though it is on the expensive side compared to other changing mats the fact it is handmade and different from what other people have it is worth the extra cost.  - By Mummy Ge
Slummy Mummy Seal of Approval = GRANTED

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