When it comes to diaper changing time, my son can be, let’s just say, “difficult”. Like many babies, he doesn’t want to sit still or lie down long enough to get changed. Tricky diaper changes when you’re in a rush can be frustrating and this is why anything that can make them easier is welcome.
I got the opportunity to test a Precious Bloom, So Soft change pad and was happy to give it a try. At first glance I found that it was a good size for changes at home or away, and it fit perfectly in my purse. The change mat has two sides, one is cotton material and very soft to the touch and the other side is a cool to the touch polyester/vinyl material. The two bears that were sewn into the pad, were cute and stood out because they were a different colour than the rest of the material used. It is great that it is waterproof and easy to throw in the washing machine.
My 18 month old fit perfectly onto the mat when lying down, so this mat would get a lot of use from the newborn years to toddler years. I opted to use the soft cotton side for less messy, quick changes because my son definitely tended to like the soft, warm cotton. For those messier changes I have to tackle every day I used the vinyl side because it was easier to wipe up clean very quickly.
After a few days of changes, I found washing the mat really easy. It came out of the wash perfectly, with no snags or loose threads, or “pilling” as I’ve experienced with inferior mats in the past, (see photo). I could see this mat performing well through multiple washings in the future, which is essential in a product that takes a daily beating from my toddler!
And my child wasn’t the only one enjoying the Precious Bloom change mat. One day, I left the mat out and one of my cats decided to use it to take his afternoon nap! I see a future use in this product once my son’s diaper days are behind him.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Precious Bloom change mat because it was easy to use, easy to wipe up messes on, easy to wash and my son didn’t mind getting changed on it. I also really appreciate that it is a Canadian made product, made with care.
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