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Aibu Changing matt up or down?

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salemtheteenagecat Wed 08-Feb-17 19:38:50

Now you might think I am crazy but....changing matt up or down.

Please see picture..

Someone told me if you changed it so the lip (so animals are upside down) was at the bottom and if my little boy weed it would collect in the bottom instead of dribbling onto the floor. I assumed it was so baby wouldn't push themselves off.

I've used this upside down for four months and it's saved my carpet on many occasions.

So aibu Is it meant to be that way or the other? Is it something everyone knows or am I just doing it wrong?

DianaMemorialJam Wed 08-Feb-17 19:40:20

Why would that be unreasonable? If it works for you then carry on doing it.

Never knew this. So much piss has gone everywhere. Wish I had known that! grin

BoredOnMatLeave Wed 08-Feb-17 19:43:05

FFS 6 months of piss on the carpet and now I find out.

GummyGoddess Wed 08-Feb-17 19:52:12

Would the pictures not be the other way up then? No good for me anyway, ds pees on his face hmm

salemtheteenagecat Wed 08-Feb-17 19:56:18

Life saver...all that wee saved wink sorry for the wee in the face not thought of a solution for that one grin

salemtheteenagecat Wed 08-Feb-17 20:00:48

About the pictures yes that's what I thought if it was to be used the other way surely the pictures would be an indicator.

Just wondered if this was how other people used it or I've made it up and hit lucky because it works

Ilovewillow Wed 08-Feb-17 20:01:52

I would have thought it would be upside down because if the pics. However, genius idea wish I'd known - too late now.

dementedpixie Wed 08-Feb-17 20:03:26

I used to put a disposable changing pad thing on top of the changing mat and that absorbed any stray pee

hazeyjane Wed 08-Feb-17 20:04:14

Never had a wee on the floor...maybe I've been lucky! Doesn't a nappy get whipped under pretty quickly?

Cantchooseaname Wed 08-Feb-17 20:04:38

Puppy pad on changing mat.

hazeyjane Wed 08-Feb-17 20:05:10

Also if they wee on the mat whichever way up, wouldn't it just seep up the back causing a pee flood?

Heirhelp Wed 08-Feb-17 20:06:19

How did I don't know this?!

This is a complete game changer.

whateverandever Wed 08-Feb-17 20:08:22

You are using it upside down, but if it works for you then why not?

I've never once had wee run off the bottom in years of using it the right way round though. My tip for this is to place the new clean nappy under baby's bum before removing the dirty nappy. We also have small towels on the changing mat, absorbs any spillage and stops mat being cold.

hazeyjane Wed 08-Feb-17 20:09:53

I completely don't get it!

Fold old nappy under bum, clean put new nappy on. Why is pee flooding everywhere? And unless you are changing at the top of a hill wouldn't the pee go under the baby?

I am dense.

salemtheteenagecat Wed 08-Feb-17 20:18:45

All I can say is boys are unpredictable and even if you have a nappy underneath one comes off a new one under but if they did decide they would like to shower you if it hits the sides it runs down the little sides and saves at the bottom not going under there back either.

toomuchfaster Wed 08-Feb-17 20:40:52

The cushioned end is to stop baby banging their head and did so many times for DD.

whateverandever Wed 08-Feb-17 20:57:56

Yes toomuch thats what I thought. As they get bigger the cushioned end stops them bashing head of using mat on a changing table.

2 boys here OP and I have no experience of these rivers of wee you describe smile Try the towel on top of mat idea. We got a load of cheap mini hand towels from Ikea which get changed every couple of days or if soiled. A lot better than catching it in a pool on an upside down mat, no?

OneWithTheForce Wed 08-Feb-17 21:00:45

Why are people changing babies on carpet?? shock one quick flip as you've got pooslosion all over your carpet! Bathroom every time.

OneWithTheForce Wed 08-Feb-17 21:01:05

and you've got.

JassyRadlett Wed 08-Feb-17 21:01:15

I don't think either of mine would ever have weed in such an obliging way. DS1's specialty was up the wall. One time he got himself squarely in the eye.

skerrywind Wed 08-Feb-17 21:12:31

I never used a changing mat- just a hand towel on the floor. Never had wee on the carpet during a nappy change.

TathitiPete Wed 08-Feb-17 22:18:57

DS is 10 months and has only ever peed once during a change. So I use mine with the cushioning at his head. There's no animals on mine though to be all upside-down looking.

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