10 Best Baby Changing Mats For Home Or Away

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A baby changing mat is seen as a must-buy for new parents as it makes changing nappies that little bit easier.

Having a changing mat at home will make everything so much easier. But did you know that you can also get travel changing mats for nappy changes on the move?

You can keep your changing mat clean by either machine washing the covers and liners, or by using a wipe-clean design. You can also ensure your little one doesn't roll around whilst being changed (as much as possible!) by looking for a mat with padded, wedged or ridged sides. You can even store nappies and wipes in some of these mats too. There is no ideal size for a mat so just ensure you find one that is comfortable and supportive for your baby.

To find the one for you, look no further than our handy list of the best ten changing mats.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all the great baby change mats are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, features and design.

1. East Coast Nursery Mini Wedge Change Mat

East Coast Nursery Mini Wedge Change Mat.
Image © Amazon

This baby mat is Amazon's top choice and is a great buy for any young baby. The raised wedge sides ensure that your baby remains, and feels, safe and secure whilst being changed. The foam-filled design makes sure they are super comfortable too, so this really is a great all-round buy.

The origami graphics are designed to interest your baby, as the sharp lines encourage sensory interest, so hopefully they will be preoccupied whilst they are changed.

Main Features

  • Price: £15.95
  • Age: 0 months+
  • Wedge, foam sides
  • Easy wipe clean material
  • Origami design

Best For Comfort

2. Mama And Papas Luxury Baby Changing Mat

Mama And Papas Luxury Baby Changing Mat.

This baby changing mat is designed for comfort so that your baby is super cosy whilst being changed. The detachable pillow provides support for your baby's head when they lay down and the towelled cover is soft and comfortable. The cover, pillow and liner are all easily removed and are both machine washable, so this mat is very easy to keep clean.

With an adorable bear design and neutral tones, this is a great addition to any nursery or room.

Main Features

  • Price: £27.95
  • Age: 0 months+
  • Detachable soft pillow
  • Towelled cover
  • Water-resistant lining

Best For Clever Design Features

3. Shnuggle Squishy Changing Mat

Baby on Shnuggle Squishy Changing Mat.

This is a very well designed baby changing mat that has been awarded a Gold Junior Design standard. The material is warm, comfortable and easy to clean, your baby's head is elevated to reduce the risk of reflux or colic, and the raised sides ensure extra safety for your baby. The foam has a special warm-to-touch design, which that your baby can be comfortable wherever you are.

Main Features

  • Price: £45
  • Age: 0 months+
  • Elevated head
  • Raised sides
  • Non-toxic, baby-safe foam
  • Waterproof

Best For A Stylish Design

4. Jane Foster Classic Changing Mat

Jane Foster Classic Changing Mat.
Image © Amazon

This funky black and white changing mat has an adorable animal design and is a top choice on Amazon. This is a standard sized changing mat so will fit most changing stations and provides comfort, support and mess-free changing for your baby.

Main Features

  • Price: £13.99
  • Age: 0 months+
  • Foam-filled padding
  • 5 cm thick raised edges
  • Wipe clean
  • Standard size (fits changing stations)

Best For Families On A Budget

5. Cuggl Changing Mat

Cuggl changing mat.
Image © Argos

This Argos baby changing mat is foam filled for extra support and additional comfort, and the raised sides mean there is no rolling around whilst your baby is being changed. The Cuggl mat is extra comfortable and super supportive so it is a great buy for a newborn.

The wipe clean design and PVC waterproof material also make it easy to clean up any mess, especially when you are on the move. Just use warm water or wet wipes, it couldn't be easier.

Main Features

  • Price: £8.99
  • Age: 0 months+
  • Soft padded raised sides
  • Foam filled with PVC material
  • Easy wipe clean design

Best For Animal Lovers

6. My Babiie Foxes Changing Mat

My Babiie Foxes Changing Mat.
Image © My Babiie

This is another excellent buy for those on a budget. It offers everything you could need - a soft, comfortable and padded changing mat with raised sides for safety and an easy, wipe clean design for limited mess. The mat has a funky fox design too so is an adorable addition to a nursery or room.

Main Features

  • Price: £12.99
  • Age: 0 months+
  • Padded mat
  • Raised sides
  • Easy, wipe clean design
  • Non-toxic PVC


Best Portable Changing Mats

7. Bibetta Star Changing Mat

Bibetta Star Changing Mat.
Image © Amazon

This is a super portable baby changing mat that folds up into a handy carry case, so it can fit in any luggage or bag for on your travels. The star-shaped design means that your baby can stretch their arms and legs out, and it is super padded for comfort and warmth wherever they need to be changed. Portable travel changing mats like the Bibetta make changing your baby whilst out and about so much easier as they provide a comfortable padding, supportive layer for changing tables and other surfaces wherever you are.

The Bibetta is made from waterproof, absorbent material, so you can be sure there are no leaks or any unnecessary mess whilst you are out.

Main Features

  • Price: £19.99
  • Age: 3 months+
  • Foldable mat
  • Star design
  • Pocket for nappies and wipes

Best To Take Anywhere

8. Baby Polar Gear Go Anywhere Mat

Baby Polar Go Anywhere Changing Mat.
Image © Amazon

This portable changing mat is a great buy for a quick change anywhere. It can be folded and unfolded with one hand, so is perfectly designed for multi-tasking, and just because it is portable, does not mean you lose out on quality. The Gear Go is padded for extra support and ensures your baby is as comfortable as possible. There is even an added pocket to store wipes and nappies on the go.

Main Features

  • Price: £8.99
  • Age: 0 months+  
  • Foldable mat
  • Nappy pocket
  • Additional padding

Best For Storage

9. Lekebaby Portable Nappy Changing Mat

Lekebaby Portable Nappy Changing Mat.

This is another bestseller on Amazon, it can clip onto a pram or shopping basket for using whenever and wherever you need. This folds up into a handy carry case, with special pockets for nappies and wipes so you don't always need to carry around a bulky changing bag. The padded mat with built-in pillow make this comfortable no matter where you are changing, and the inside pockets can store changing essentials or parent necessities.

Main Features

  • Price: £9.99
  • Age: 3 months+
  • Padded mat
  • Built-in pillow
  • Waterproof
  • 2 inside pockets

Best For Practicality

10. Skip Hop Pronto Mini Changer

Skip Hop Pronto Mini Changer.
Image © Amazon

This is a nappy changing mat that can be folded up into a carry clutch when you are on the move. You can clip it onto a pram, on to your wrist, or simply fit it into another carrier. The mat has a detachable comfy pillow for supporting your baby's head. The front pockets are the perfect storage spots for any parent essentials, the inside mesh pocket can hold up to four nappies and there is even a special wipes slot. All of these parts are made to be wiped clean for easy washing and limited mess.

This is a practical buy for any new parents.

Main Features

  • Price: £22.95
  • Age: 0 months+
  • Foldable mat
  • Comfy detachable pillow
  • 3 different pockets/pouches

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