New parents are often quite reluctant to leave the house with their newborn and it’s hardly surprising, since you’re bound to feel incredibly protective of your little one and not too keen on taking them out into the big wide world too soon. And, of course, it can take an age just to pack everything up that they need while you’re out – no wonder it can be a bit off-putting to go outside!
Happily, these days, we’re quite spoiled when it comes to baby products and there are an awful lot of different items you can buy to help make your life easier when you’re travelling with your child, whether you’re going on holiday or simply just popping to the park. One of these products is the incredibly useful baby travel changing mat – and here are just a couple of benefits of investing in one of these for your child.
If you find yourself caught short with a nappy that needs changing, it couldn’t be easier to do if you have your own mat with you. You won’t need to spend time hunting for public toilet facilities that have this as standard – you can simply head into any loo that’s available to you and use your own mat for a quick and easy change.
Of course, good businesses will always make sure that their toilets are clean and hygienic but you may feel you don’t want to change your baby on the mat provided. Taking your own around with you means you don’t have to worry about your child catching any germs.
Familiarity for your baby
Babies thrive off routine and can be fractious if something – however small – is different to what they normally do or use. Prevent any unnecessary tantrums and crying fits by taking your travel mat with you so they have something familiar that they’ve been on before while being changed.
One great reason to buy your own travel changing mat is that you can use them for purposes other than changing your baby! If you’re on a long journey and want to give your child something to sit on or play on while you’re out, your portable mat can double up as a play mat as well. Just don’t forget to pack a few toys in your baby bag either!