My ds is doubly incontinent and we need a fold-away changing mat (waterproof/PVC backed) that is about 5ft (60") in length x 2ft (30") in width. I've had a look on the Internet but so far have drawn a blank. Fledglings used to sell a good mat but it has been discontinued and the other mat they sell is too big once folded up.
I have thought about buying a picnic mat but they are always square shaped, not rectangular, which again means that they are very big/bulky once folded up.
I can't believe other families haven't encountered this problem - does anybody know of a supplier who sells larger changing mats, ready made or bespoke? Thanks.
Not sure if anywhere makes specific ones, but this woman makes custom made pram bags with change mats, so might be worth emailing her to see if she could make you one? I know a few people who have ordered stuff from her.
Thanks for your replies. I will contact your reference, 5, and also the eBay seller to get a comparison. It does seem odd though that these mats have to be custom made! The mats that are available on the market seem to be either too short or too bulky to pack away neatly. Ah well, thanks again.
For out and about I use a Hippychick mattress protector, which is cotton so feels soft but has a waterproof layer inside. Folds up really small and th whole thing can be washed when necessary. The cot size (100x75cm) is fine. Think Boots sell them.
We have a couple of the ones from Ebay. the seller is lovely. Second time we bought one she sent a couple of doll size fleece blankets for my girls to play with. They last well, and fold up well in bags.
Not that anyone ever listens to a word I say anyway............
Thanks again for all suggestions. I have a thermarest (from my long distant camping days!!!) but its size when folded is way too big for what I have in mind. I'm after something very flexible (like a rectangular plastic sheet with a cotton layer on top) that folds away like a cagoule. I think the eBay mat looks pretty good and the seller states that longer sizes can be made too. IO found the ideal mat on Fledglings but they don't stock them anymore!
ive bought from Annette on Ebay before too, i got her to make me a few big waterproof blankets with velcro attachments for ds wheelchair for when he was sick, but as she says they dont hold a lot of water/pee/puke so if it was to get wet it will seep thru!
Something that's not been mentioned yet, how about the baby changing tables? There are 2 kids that I work with that are 8 and 10 who I take swimming and I use the fold down baby table to get them changed. I have never broke one yet and they weigh about 30kg each. Although I do have a back up though in that the nappy bin is quite surdey and fits under the table with only an inch gap incase it breaks and with me in constant attendance.
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