Whoever invented the high chair must not have been thinking of the fun babies would have throwing food from so high. My daughter is currently at the stage where if she doesn’t like something, it ends up being thrown. Luckily, it is caught. Not by me (I know moms have superpowers, but I’m not that good) but by our dearly beloved splat mat. Lightweight, easy to clean, and available in a variety of colors, these mats are placed under the high chair to stop any mess from touching your floors. You can also use the mat under older children when they want to do art work, or you can even take them to the park to use for picnics. Bring on the Play-doh!
Sugarbooger Feeding Collection Jumbo Floor Mat – from $28.25
Made from laminated cotton canvas, this 42″ by 42″ mat comes in a variety of fun patterns and even has it’s own pouch which makes it handy when you need to take it to the grandparents’ house.Wipe clean, line dry.
Jaq Jaq Bird Activity Mat – $35.00
Free of PVC, phthalates, and BPA, as well as being waterproof and stain resistant, this large 44″ x 44″ mat is a solid color in the middle with a patterned border. There are three patterns available- Dots, Roadway and Airplane. Wipe clean with mild soap and water.
Booginhead Splat Mat – from $13.48
Not feeling so square? Booginhead have created a round 52″ splat mat that is phthalate and BPA free. It comes in two fancy designs- pink lace and brown flourish, and is easy to wipe clean.
Disney Pooh Floor Topper Disposable Mats 5 pack – $5.49
Not only do these feature Pooh and his friends, but these mats are very lightweight and disposable, so you can leave one in your diaper bag for that time you might visit a friend’s house who doesn’t have kids and is still worried about food on the floor (I realized after having my daughter that I will always be stepping on something… somewhere). Some people are even kind enough to use these in restaurants. They measure 38″ by 38″ and there are 5 in a pack.