John Lewis Baby Wedge Changing Mat, Cream
Good shape but poor durability
Like other reviewers, I was really pleased with the shape, the high sides made me feel more secure, even if they don't stop a baby rolling off. What I am disappointed with though, is the durability. This lasted until our baby was 11 months before tears at the corners and in the centre made it unusable. It's not all that expensive at £15 but now feels not worth the money - it's inconvenient to buy another one and a waste of raw materials and manufacturing effort for a product which won't even see you through to having one child out of nappies - and I had hoped to use it for two.
30 January 2013
I agree with the last review. In a short time, it starts to tear at the corners. I was disappointed as I liked the shape and design but now that I need a new changing mat, I won't be buying this one again.
23 January 2013
Starts off well but falls apart
A lot of these reviews are positive because the mat has not been in use that long.
When we first started using this it seemed great too, nice shaped design, and baby does not roll off. However, within a couple of months, it began to tear. I was surprised at how quickly the tears appeared and it has certainly been the worst mat we have bought for that (they all tear eventually).
Not a good buy and I won't be buying another one.
02 January 2013
Excellent good value product
I bought this to use for my grandaughter when she comes to visit us. We used it on the top of a chest of drawers at first and it fitted perfectly. She is now 7 months and it is still very useful especially as she has started to roll. We put it on the floor to keep her under control whilst changing nappies ! The mat is easy to clean, well padded, a good size and fits in with any colour scheme but most of all very reasonably priced.
01 January 2013
I have an older daughter and had been disappointed by how quickly most mats seem to tear with ordinary usage. As I was expecting twins this pregnancy, I wanted something more durable so I purchased this mat.
Now my twins are nine months it has torn significantly and I need a replacement. The tears, as noted in other reviews, begin from the corners at the bottom of the wedge shaped sides, so this is clearly the weak spot of the mat.
However, the mat has seen a lot of nappy changing action (not to mention plenty of playing with from a three year old) and I am satisfied that it is of good quality and more durable than other mats I have purchased in the past.
12 December 2012
Best changing mat
I much prefer this to the normal 'flat' mats that are available. However, it would be great if one could purchase washable covers for it - I made my own.
06 December 2012
Excellent changing mat
Really firm changing mat with sturdy side wedges. So good I am buying another one. Easy to wipe clean when there is an 'accident'. Will last for a long time.
19 November 2012
A lovely changing mat. Excellent quality and will withstand spillage etc!
17 November 2012