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 a reusable swim diaper. A cape is recommended but not necessary.

Keeps moisture in its place

The bottom layer of the Lifesaver is lined with a medical-grade 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.

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 226 reviews
Amanda McCaffrey
Reduce Travel Anxiety

I travel often and get nervous about leaks during "that time of the month" in hotel rooms. Then I saw lil helper on TikTok and thought it was worth a shot. I have a feeling that I will be sleeping a lot better on my next trip. The company is also so sweet and I love the videos they make. I'm excited to try some more of their products.

Stacy S

Thank you, Uncle Mo, for creating this mat! Our youngest has had some bed-wetting incidents due related to enlarged tonsils (they need to go soon!) that interrupt her sleep cycle so she can’t wake up to go to the bathroom. She was soaking through two alleged waterproof mattress protectors and wetting her mattress, and making nights difficult. The lifesaver mat does exactly what it promises. Now, we just change her sheets, throw them and the mat into the wash, and everyone gets to go back to sleep quickly.

Jennie Orison
Excellent Quality

Hi I ordered the life savers mat. The quality in stitching and fabrics is excellent. I have washed it twice already. I love the colors and softness. Thank you for a high quality product, and I look forward to ordering more 🥰

Kaitlyn Propati
Very cute, soft, and travel easy

So i use it for bedroom "activities" and I think it's very helpful. Feels soft against the skin. I used the soft side and I thought it absorbed everything perfectly and very quick. I left it to hardness (ew) for a couple days then washed it and it came out like it was never rudely disrespected. I plan to use the water resistant side next so that I can see how long between washes I can go. Also it had sloths so I needed it.

Love the mat! So many uses

I've had the original mat for a month now & already it's become a favorite. We've used it as a change pad, blanket, under us for middle of the night nursing, as well as me & my spouse have used it for spicy time. The fleecy side is super soft but doesn't get sweaty hot. It's been great on winter walks in the stroller keeping wind, rain & the cold off our 3 month old. I bet this will be great for outdoor play in the summer too. It's been washed at least once a week so far & has done great in the wash. I love that it has the loop on the corner as well. The only that would be even better is if the loop was a snap. The you could snap it to the stroller so it can't get kicked off. Super pleased with this purchase. I purchased it with the mini in a bundle & loved them so much I pre-ordered another original & an XL!

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