Weaning is messy, especially when your baby decides that throwing food on the floor is an extremely funny thing to do. In your own home it is annoying, when at a friend or relatives home it can be embarrassing, especially if they are eating something like jam on toast. Thankfully there is a simple, and actually quite pretty, solution to keeping the floor clean in the form of The Messy Mat.
The Messy Mat is such a simple yet genius idea. The hard wearing oil cloth mat folds up nicely so is easily transportable, both the fabric and hems are wipeable, I tend to just wipe it over with a wet wipe once Aria has finished
eating/throwing food. Measuring 90x120 centimetres it covers a larger area than Aria can throw meaning that it does catch every bit of food.
I absolutely love this mat, it came in handy on our recent cottage holiday as it meant that I didn't have to worry about her making a mess of the beautiful wood flooring. I allowed her to make as much mess as she wanted and then just shook the mat above the bin and wiped over with a wet wipe. If wiping it over doesn't do the trick it is suitable for occasional machine washing at 30 º C.
As well as being used under a baby's chair during meal times The Messy Mat would make a great picnic blanket or floor protector during messy playtimes.
The mat is also available in dusty rose, olive green and teal blue, all of which have a beautiful star print design. They can be purchased from messy-me.com along with a range of other 'messy' products.