Frequently Asked Change Mat Questions

How do I fold up a NappyLuxe change mat?

The change mat can be folded in half lengthways, then in half again, then rolled up and snapped together in a neat, small roll.

Why do I need a portable change mat?

Portable change mats provide a water-resistant, clean and hygienic surface to change your baby’s nappy on. They are easily rolled up to be small enough to fit in a bag, making them an essential item to pack in your nappy bag.

Are portable change mats worth it?

It’s highly likely you’ll need to change your baby’s nappy away from home at some stage.

Whether this is on top of a bed at a friend or relative’s house, at the park during a picnic, or on a change table at a restaurant or cafe.

Portable change mats are important to protect the surface underneath - your relatives won’t thank you for nappy spillages onto their bed!

Change mats are also important to protect your baby from any germs I.e. on a public nappy change table.

How many changing mats do I need?

We recommend having a minimum of two change mats, so that you have a spare for when one is in the wash.

You may find if you have a baby that likes to wee as soon as their nappy is being changed (newborn boys are especially notorious for this!) then more are needed.

How do I wash a change mat?

Our travel change mats are fully machine washable up to 60 degrees.

They should then be line dried in the shade.

We do not recommend tumble drying or drying in the sun, as this can damage the water-resistant layer causing it to leak.

What should I look for in a change mat?

A change mat needs to have a water-resistant bottom layer, this protects the surface underneath from any spillages.

It should also have a soft top layer. This serves two purposes: comfort for your baby, and absorbing any spillages.

Another feature to look for in a portable change mat is that it rolls up small enough to fit easily in your nappy bag.

Some change mats that have more padding aren’t as practical to use on the go if they take up half the space in your bag.

Do they come in different sizes?

Our change mat is a one-size fits most item, measuring 70cm x 40cm at full size.

It’s been designed to fold up smaller than most other portable change mats for easy transport in your bag.