Lifesaver Original Mat

$65.00 +1300pts

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

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’’. This means it is big enough to be used on a toddler's bed and small enough to be tucked cosily in a crib. Since it is convenient for both at home and on-the-go, you’ll realize the uses are vast and it won’t be long before you decide you need more.

We call this “The Original” because there is a Lifesaver Mini and an XL version of this exact mat!

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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.

Full FAQ Page

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 382 reviews
TU Girl
Love it

Love it. It kept my sheets clean.

Hi TU Girl! Thanks for the love!
May you sleep soundly on clean sheets for all your days!
Sweet Dreams,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper


The fabric is wonderful for sensitive skin or those with sensory issues

Greetings Tovah,
It always brings a smile to our faces at Lil Helper knowing that we can help folks solve their problems. I'm in high spirits to hear that our Lifesaver Mats get your seal of approval for sensitive skin and sensory issues!
With best wishes for comfort to you,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

Soft and comfy, gave me a good night's sleep!

Had to wait a month before I could review; I have a heavy cycle and have been using a regular terry cloth towel for YEARS to protect my sheets. It wasn't very comfortable or absorbent enough to really protect the sheets & I would wake up approx every 2 hours otherwise there would be a breach in the perimeter. Picked up the Lifesaver Original Mat and had a great night's sleep! The mat was super soft and comfy, didn't bunch too much which was nice. I didn't have any leaks but the knowledge that I had an actual waterproof mat over my sheets allowed me to sleep longer during the night and wake up refreshed instead of sleep deprived. I wish I had one of these mats postpartum instead of the hospital mats that gave me heat rash. I love my Lifesaver, looking forward to more peaceful nights ahead!

Hey Sanura!
It's so delightful knowing we get to help folks like you get a good night's sleep - sometimes peace of mind is the real gift in our waterproof mats! We hope you enjoy years of restful nights on your Lifesaver, with a secure perimeter and all.
With gratitude,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper


Gorgeous colors under and soft on both! Even easy to throw in the washer to clean it!


I LOVED the sweet and funny letter that came with my mats! The mats worked wonders! I am so happy with them!

Kayla - we appreciate you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy that your Lifesaver Mat is working for you. Don't hesitate to reach out to our Delight Team if you ever need any help with our products.
Many thanks,
Caitlin @ Lil Helper

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