Changing mats

(23 Posts)
Noodles14 Fri 30-Nov-18 17:53:56

Hi all.
Where is a good place to buy unisex (grey, Winnie the Pooh, clouds etc) changing mats that aren't super expensive?
Where does good quality but good value ones?
Thanks

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sleepismysuperpower1 Fri 30-Nov-18 17:57:10

try here

Wingingthis Fri 30-Nov-18 17:58:34

John Lewis own brand smile

SquigglePigs Fri 30-Nov-18 18:06:12

Amazon have quite a few too.

Bananabus Fri 30-Nov-18 18:07:33

Both of mine were John Lewis, and are fine

makingmiracles Fri 30-Nov-18 18:16:43

IN my experience (4dc) cheap does not equate to good quality or long lasting. With my first three i just bought normal £5-10 changing mats, with dc4 I bought a mamas and papas one like in pic, 2.5 yrs later it’s still good as new, whereas the previous ones all split on the side and had to be replaced. I think the M&p ones are a better design as they are stitched all the way round.

Cleojinx Fri 30-Nov-18 18:20:32

We bought one from mamas and papas which wasn't cheap but it was durable and we're going to use it with DC2 as well. Definitely worth the extra £10-£15 smile

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UnalliterativeGeorge Fri 30-Nov-18 18:23:06

Our mamas and papas one is also heading over 2.5 years and still going strong

Squiff70 Fri 30-Nov-18 19:26:36

We've gone for the wedge changing mat from Mothercare. Get what you can afford but bear in mind it'll get used a lot and take quite a hammering so might be worth spending a bit extra on a decent one.

LeeCee Fri 30-Nov-18 19:32:51

Following with interest - I just looked up the mamas and papas ones on amazon and the reviews are rubbish! Say they're not waterproof and get pop stained - am I looking at the wrong mats or are the reviews wrong? FTM would love advice on which to invest in

Worieddd Fri 30-Nov-18 19:50:29

I just bought a fantastic mamas and papas one for £9.50 in the sale. It’s a mint green alphabet one - unisex.
For a spare/downstairs one I just got a basic John Lewis one for £6.50

Worieddd Fri 30-Nov-18 19:51:36

This one [[https://www.mamasandpapas.com/en-gb/essentials-changing-mattress-alphabet-mint/p/4155ak800]

Says it’s out of stock online but you could try your local store

Twickerhun Fri 30-Nov-18 19:52:58

Ours was 50p from an Nct sale, still going strong on child 2. Easy to clean so no worries about germs etc

Racecardriver Fri 30-Nov-18 19:54:01

I’ve had two Mothercare ones. They each lasted three years.

makingmiracles Fri 30-Nov-18 19:55:44

@leecee ive not had any problem with staining and mine is the grey elephant one so would show up. Not had a problem with waterproof either, although due to experience with older dc I nearly always laid a muslin under her when changing for the first few weeks as newborns do tend to pee when nappy comes off and I don’t have changing table so wee would of just dripped off onto sofa/carpet, as they go past the newborn stage they tend not to do that so much!

Thetigerwhocameto Fri 30-Nov-18 20:05:31

We picked up 2 grey cloud ones from Aldi during the baby event (they always seem to have them) so if you can wait til jan I’m sure there’s normally a baby event then 😊 DD is 6 months and they are both still doing the job just fine!

Thewalker75 Fri 30-Nov-18 20:07:46

I got a lovely grey one with white stars from b&m for ds1 for £5 has lasted nearly two years and barely a mark.

Bought a mama's and papa one for ds2 a few weeks ago for a lot more and it's just as good quality.

Noodles14 Fri 30-Nov-18 21:38:18

Thanks for all your suggestions! Will look into different options.

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MindatWork Fri 30-Nov-18 21:52:25

I have the pink/white version of the mamas and papas one on 4-week old dd’s changing table and it is already stained - the plastic it’s made of almost seems porous rather than properly wipe clean.

I’m also not a fan of the stitching as the thread has also stained on both sides from one particularly explosive poo, and never looks clean regardless if how much dettol I’ve sprayed on it.

I’d recommend one that’s molded rather than stitched. We bought a cheap east coast one off amazon and it’s much better.

BertieBotts Fri 30-Nov-18 21:53:30

IKEA or get one second hand.

Gillian1980 Fri 30-Nov-18 21:55:34

I got 2 mothercare ones which were roughly £10 each and a couple of washable covers from ikea.
Dd is 3 1/2 and they’re still fine, we’ll be using them for dc2

ruthieruthuk Fri 30-Nov-18 23:39:01

Supermarkets we always usually just get ours, Asda, Tesco, etc.. easy to pick up while doing a grocery shop

Theseptemberissues Sat 01-Dec-18 07:32:11

I picked up a white one with grey stars for £7 in boots yesterday

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