|The gorgeous Ayannah print|
When and Why I use it: I have tried using this mat on the little changing tables in the bathrooms while out. For baby K sadly it doesn't work very well :( It is larger than the changing table and Baby K is too long for the changing mat. And little Miss K is way 2 squirmy that is moves around way too much since it is minkee on the back. I think if it had some kind of rubber on the back it would be a lot better. That way when baby gets older and moves around a lot more the mat will stay in place. I do LOVE that it has the waterproof layer.
Why I LOVE the waterproof layer: So you need to hear the WHOLE story to understand why :) We went away for Memorial Day weekend and the night before we left hubby and I were going through a mental check list to make sure we had everything. Hubby making a joke asked if I packed an extra car seat. So that night I put baby K in a sposie :( Yes a sposie. And yes I know, what was I thinking?!?! But I didn't want to leave any dirty diapers at home since I just washed them all that night. So we left super early the next morning, so I left the kids in their jammies and just put them in the car. We stopped a couple hours later for me to nurse Baby K, give the kids breakfast and to change Baby K's diaper. Well do you see where this is going yet? When we took Baby K out of the car she was soaked and I mean SOAKED!!! Her whole car seat was soaked. The extra pads and a large amount of the cover. I had no idea what to do. I had no blankets, nothing to put there and I didn't want her to sit in wet for the next 5 hours!! I finally remembered that I had the changing mat in the diaper bag. It worked GREAT!!! It was super soft for Baby K to sit on and since it has that waterproof layer nothing soaked through to her. I was so happy that I had it with me. Baby K kept rubbing her hands across it most of the car rid and she was dry as can be after that. Teaches me to use sposies :)
Price: The changing mat runs just under $17. It seems a little expensive but when you go to a store and look at the cheap ones they still run you around $10. So is the $7 worth it? I would say yes. Even if it is just for something like what happened to me :)
Recommend: I would definitely recommend having one of these. As a changing mat I would recommend it if you have a little one. For my 13 month old it is not the greatest as a changing mat but it has come in handy in other situations.
Overall: I love the look and feel of this changing mat. It is super soft and who doesn't want something like that for baby? It is extremely well made, just like all itti bitti products. And has adorable prints, regular and limited edition. All of my itti bitti has come from Kelly's Closet.
All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. The changing mat was provided by the Eco-distribution company. No additional compensation was accepted for this review.