Travel Change Mat FAQs

How do I fold up a NappyLuxe travel change mat?

The NappyLuxe travel change mat can be folded and rolled into a small package that fits neatly into your nappy bag.

Start by folding it in half lengthways, then in half again to form a rectangle, then roll it up and wrap the strap around the package, snapping it securing together.

Why do I need a baby travel change mat?

The benefit of a travel change mat is having a suitable surface to change your baby's nappy wherever you are.

Whether you're going out to the park, for a picnic, to a cafe, a restaurant, or to a friend or relative's house, you don't always know whether there will be a clean change mat ready for you to use. Even if you're at a friend's house and they also have baby, and therefore have a change station ready for you to use, it's important to be hygienic to protect your little one from germs. Therefore by laying down your own travel change mat and simply washing it when you get home, you ensure that both your baby and your friend's baby are protected from each other's germs.

Portable change mats provide a water-resistant, clean and hygienic surface to change your baby’s nappy on.

If you need to change a nappy on a relative's bed or couch, you ensure that the bed/couch underneath is protected should your baby do a wee in the middle of the nappy change.

Your baby is likely to be wearing nappies for at least a few years, using a reusable travel change mat such as these ones from NappyLuxe, means you avoid the cost of constantly purchasing single-use ones.

Travel change mats 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 travel 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 travel 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.

Read more in our handy guide: how to wash and clean modern cloth nappies correctly. In short, travel change mats can be thrown into the second (main) wash with your cloth nappies.

What should I look for in a travel 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.

The NappyLuxe change mats are made up of a water-resistant outer layer and ab absorbent inner layer of super-soft bamboo.

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.

By choosing a travel change mat from NappyLuxe, you ensure you have a suitable nappy change surface wherever you need it. You also benefit from having one that folds up smaller than most, leaving room in your nappy bag for other essential baby items such as reusable nappies, nappy wet bags, cloth wipes, and more.

Do travel change mats come in different sizes?

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

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

This means when choosing a reusable travel change mat over a disposable one, you aren't having to compromise on space.