The Great Uses For A Splash Mat
Sometimes referred to as a “messy mat”, a baby splash mat is an essential accessory for your baby or toddler, helping to keep the floor covered during meal times, messy play, bathtime and much, much more! In this article, we provide a complete list of all the important uses for a splash mat, highlighting the essential benefits of integrating them into your little one’s daily life and providing a guide to ClayBear’s range of splash mats.
What’s A Splash Mat?
Ideal for putting under a high chair during meal times to prevent spillages or unwanted stains, splash mats can also be used for messy play, bathtimes and potty training to ensure surfaces are kept clean and your baby or toddler finds these kinds of tasks fun, accessible and less worrisome.
Why Use A Splash Mat?
With so many endless uses, splash mats can be simply laid down for whenever you need them; simply pop them under the high chair during meal or bath times, lay them on the bedroom floor during messy play or as a changing pad during nappy changing, and then, thanks to the clever waterproofed fabric, simply wipe them clean afterwards. Below, we outline some of the most common reasons to use a splash mat, highlighting the many advantages for your baby or toddler.
Weaning is a complicated, but essential process in which you begin to introduce solid foods to your baby. As you’d expect, this makes it a messy one too! With mashed-up bits of food, such as crackers, fruit, vegetables and baby food, a splash mat is ideal for preventing mess and stains during the weaning process. Simply by placing them under your baby’s high chair or over the table, you can save yourself a world of trouble. Simply wipe them down and clean them off and fold them away for storage!
The most important advantage of splash mats is their waterproof, easy-to-clean design, that’s ideal for protecting your flooring and furniture from a mess. Encouraging your children to play is highly important, however, which is why our splash mats make the perfect accompanying piece for your baby or toddler’s playtime. Whether it’s play-dough, water play or a general messy play, laying down a splash mat will make the cleaning process much easier!
Splash mats won’t just prove incredibly useful indoors, they’re also perfect for trips to the park, or the beach and family picnics in the summer. Easy to fold down and pack in your bag, splash mats are excellent for everyday on-the-go use, both for meal times and nappy changes. Better still, you can simply wipe them clean or dust off the sand and pack them away for next time!
A crucial application for a toddler’s splash mat is potty training. Not only will it prevent mess and create a clean, hygiene area for your little one to relieve themselves without the fear of accidents, but our colourful, patterned splash mats will also create a comfortable, “safe space” for your toddler. Equally, for babies, splash mats can be laid on the floor during nappy changing.
Baby baths are typically portable and therefore can be used anywhere in the house. This does cause an issue, however, with the risk of water spillages and mess highly likely as your toddler adapts to bath time. With a splash mat, you can simply lay it on the floor and place your baby bath on top, meaning you can place it anywhere in the house to make sure your little one is at their most comfortable during the process! With their waterproofed surfaces and easy portability, splash mats are ideal for bath time!
The Benefits Of Splash Mats For Babies & Toddlers
Splash mats serve a variety of important uses, but they also come with several essential benefits that can prove pivotal in your little one’s development, helping to encourage play in a safe, sustainable manner. Below, we outline some of the important benefits of using spray mats both at home and on the go.
As suggested, splash mats aren’t just perfect for at-home use, they are also the perfect portable accessory for family days out. They can be simply rolled or folded up into your bag and taken wherever you go. This means that your toddler will always have the comfortable, familiar splash mat for meal times and play wherever, whenever.
Easy To Clean
A significant advantage of splash mats is their easy-to-clean nature. Simply use warm soapy water at home or a baby wipe to wash the surface of your spray mat on the go. This will ensure your spray mat is kept clean and hygienic no matter where you are.
At ClayBear, our range of splash mats for babies and toddlers is available in many different colours, patterns and prints to suit your little one’s interests. From dinosaur prints to safari and strawberry patterns, our splash mats aren’t just practical, they are stylish too.
A great benefit of using a splash mat for messy play is the assurance of safety. Because they can be simply laid on the floor, there’s no risk of falling, whilst the mat itself is removed of any small or loose parts that can prove potentially hazardous if accidentally swallowed. Splash mats are designed from soft, safe material to keep your little one protected from harm.
A particularly important factor to consider in our modern, eco-friendly age, is the need for improved sustainability across all parts of daily life. This is especially true with babies and toddlers, with an increased emphasis on reusable, sustainable products across this area. With a splash mat, you can be safe in the knowledge you’re trying to be as sustainable as possible, by using and reusing it for a variety of purposes. A spray mat will last for years, handling wear and tear and only ever requiring a quick wipe down or wash with soapy water to reuse again. This is a far better alternative than using disposable mats or constantly washing and rewashing bathroom towels.
A Splash mat is ideal for a range of purposes, helping to keep all floors and surfaces clean during potty training, bath or meal times, as well as offering an ideal place to encourage messy play and weaning.
ClayBear Official Splash Mats
Since our conception in 2015, ClayBear Official has always strived to design, develop and provide the perfect newborn clothes, changing bags and accessories for your little one to feel comfortable, cosy and clean. Branching out from simple burp cloths and blankets, we now provide a beautiful, bespoke range of splash mats for your little one to play, relax or relieve themselves. Our splash mats are impeccably designed to provide the perfect accompaniment piece for any messy play, potty training or meal times, to ensure the experience is clean, safe and most of all, fun!
Measuring out at 114cm x 114cm, (approx), all of our splash mats are easy to wipe clean, entirely portable and available in a wide range of designs and colours to suit any personality or interest. From Safari to strawberries and Space Men prints, we have a design to suit your child’s favourite interests. Some of our available current designs include:
- Lion Cub
- Floral Elephant
- Green Dragon
- Plaine Rainbow
- Greige Heart
- Pink Dragon
- Furrow Bunny
- Rocket Man
Looking for somewhere to store your splash mat? At ClayBear, we’re happy to introduce our brand-new Luxe Bag, ideal for taking on the go, whether it’s a day trip to the zoo, the swimming pool, or a family picnic, our Luxe bags are available in two colours, both with multiple pockets, small bags and a long strap for comfort, to ensure you have everything you need for a family day out!
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