Lifesaver Original Mat

Regular price $65.00 $52.00 +1040pts

From parenting, to sexy times, to your time of the month, life is messy. With soft layers of absorption and a waterproof backing, our Lifesaver Mat is made for mess. Simple, durable, adorable, and multipurpose, this mat has you and all your earthly belongings covered. Literally.

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LENGTH: 28 inches
WIDTH: 40 inches

  1. Heavy-Duty wash (longest cycle) on warm (max. 140 F/60 C) with recommended amount of detergent. Make sure you use enough detergent.
  2. Line dry when you can or tumble dry on medium.
  3. Use a reputable, commercially available detergent, either plant based or synthetic
  4. Do not use laundry soaps such as castile or coconut based soaps and detergents with fabric softener.
  5. Watch your favourite reality show. Light up a celebratory cigar with a glass of red and give yourself a pat on the back for choosing the Lifesaver Original Mat. A cape is recommended but not necessary.

Keeps moisture in its place

The bottom layer of the Lifesaver is lined with a waterproof material. That means that your bed, couch, or floor will stay dry as a bone and protected from any and all unexpected mess.

Baby stays dry

Hidden deep in the magical depths of this mat are layers of absorbency that will hide a shocking amount of liquid. Plus the naturally wicking charcoal topper will hide stains and keep everything feeling dry.

One Mat, SO MANY Uses

Sensory Play Mat
Mattress Protector
Potty Training Mat
Intimacy Mat
Period Protection
Incontinence Support
Sweat Soaker ...and more.

You will find yourself reaching for your Lifesaver for everything from avoiding messes.. to feeling just feeling like a hot mess.


Sometimes, size does matter

Sized Perfectly

And this mat is perfect.

Goldilocks has daydreams about this bad boy, cuz it is not too big and not too small.The mat is sized at a convenient 28’’ x 40’’ (71.12 cm. x 101.6 cm). That means it has plenty of coverage but isn’t too bulky to take on the go.

If you are looking for something bigger or something even more travel friendly, we’ve got that too. Check out our Lifesaver XL and our Lifesaver Mini.

Nobody has time for “hand wash only.”

Easy to use, easy to take care of.

Make your mess and then pop it in the washing machine. The waterproof barrier is guaranteed to outlast 200 commercial launderings. Your rugged jeans (that you spent a whole afternoon picking out and that give you “internet-breaking” curves) will tear into rags after just 100 washes. And yes! It can go in the dryer too.

Want to secure your place in the Friendship Hall of Fame?

Awesome Gift Idea

Friends don’t let friends do laundry any more than hygienically necessary. Once you discover all the uses for this mat, it would be selfish of you not to share. Plus it comes in beautiful prints and solid colours that anyone will love.

Whether you want to be known as the friend who gives the best gifts, or make the messiness of parenting or life look effortless (despite the fact that those jeans haven’t been washed in recent memory), the Lifesaver is the product for you.



Looking for more effortless parenting hacks? Us too. If you find some, send them our way. In the meantime, here is more info about this wicked awesome mat.

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Newbie Guide

This wash routine is easy peasy! The Life Saver mat can be washed with your regular wash, we do however caution against using hot water. We suggest not washing it with cloth diapers as its quite bulking and can disrupt proper agitation of the diapers. For drying we suggest hang drying, however, if tumble drying we recommend using LOW-MED heat.
The design on these things is equal parts simple and genius! There is a waterproof backing that comes in our AH-MAZING prints. Paired with our comfy stay dry charcoal material you find in our beloved cloth diaper inserts. Our charcoal layer is a thirsty combination of naturally wicking material that will absorb a torrent of liquid and will still keep the surface feeling dry.
The mat is sized at a convenient 28’’ x 40’’. The large change mat is big enough to be used on a toddler's bed. It is small enough to be tucked cosy in a crib.

Customer Reviews

Based on 362 reviews
Love love love!

I bought this to protect my bed from my newborn during overnight diaper changes and it is perfect! I LOVE this company and this product! This will definitely be a go to for baby gifts in the future.

Sending love right back to you! Thank you for giving us a try with our Lifesaver Mats - and congratulations on your newborn! We are thrilled to be able to help you through those long nights of early parenting in some small way. <3

It works

Essentially poured a bucket of water on it and it held it all in.

So glad your Lifesaver Mat is working for you - and love that you're putting it to the test!

Krystal L Kemery

I have two little boys who are in the midst of night time potty training. These have been a savior for my washing machine and back! 🥹

Thank you for your feedback on the Lifesaver Original Mat! Our goal is to infuse some joy, empathy, and dignity into life's messy moments - and parents going through night time potty training know all about messy moments! We are so happy to know that we have achieved that for you. Thank you for choosing Lil Helper.


Life changing already! Worth it after the very first use.

Hmmm perhaps we should change the name to LifeChanger? So glad you love your Lifesaver Original Mat!

Barb Campbell
Best baby gift ever!

I have bought several of the life saver mats in different sizes. I'm a repeat customer. I love the quality of these mats and the fact that they absorb so well. The patterns that are available are lovely and fun. These mats make great gifts for all ages. Thank you for such a great product.

Thank YOU for the lovely review! The Lifesaver truly is the mat with a million uses, so glad you love it. :)

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