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The Wriggler™ – Portable, Anti-Roll Changing Mat

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Price £34.99 Available to purchase online www.thewriggler.com
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The Wriggler™ – Portable, Anti-Roll Changing Mat Reviews

Product Tested By Rafia Mohammed – Aliyah 1 Year 5 Months

Rafia Awarded The Wriggler Anti Roll Changing Mat 5/5

I was very impressed with how compact it was with clear written instructions and illustrations. I quite like the concept,  it did take a few trials to get used to it for the mat to work for me. Overall it’s a good concept especially when young children like to roll about and don’t like to sit still while nappy changing. the instructions were clear and precise, very easy to follow and understand. very easy to use after a couple if initial try’s getting used to it. I found it much easier once I got the hang of strapping over and kneeling my knees in the required area. The kneepad was effective,  with the pressure of my knees in the kneepads my child stayed in place resulting in a quick and easy nappy change. I totally agree this is ideal from newborn to toddler years.  the material used is of high quality and you know it will last. Its sturdy, easy to wipe down and easy to change from baby setting to toddler setting. in the beginning my child was very interested in what was happening while being changed. She didn’t like being strapped down but when I occupied her with toys she became easy and calm,  resulting in an easy nappy change. After her first initial nappy change she thought her changing mat was a giant bear, like toy. Due to the Corona virus we have been self-isolating at home, so I haven’t been able to use this mat outside of the home, however it has been a true life saver in changing nappy at home where ever I have been at home. This mat was solely used by me, my husband prefers to stay away when changing little ones nappies. I used this change mat mostly at home due to being at home isolating. this changing mat was super easy to clean and wipe down whenever needed to be. The plastic would dry well too so wouldn’t have to worry about leaving the mat to hang to dry. the quality is clearly visible and when you feel it you know it’s going to last. Absolutely brilliant and a fantastic little investment. this product is fantastic value for money, it’s so easy to pack away being compact, easily fits in to handbag, drawers and wipes down really well. The Velcro is strong, stitching is done so well. This is a brilliant product. I love how you can fold it away so easily, its compact, I love the use of colours, not too bright and not to dull, lovely and neutral. All in all being able to gently keep child in one place and not roll about has been a huge win win for me. I would consider buying this, it has been a real life saver, if I had known about this product 6 years ago I would have bought it then when my first child was born. I would recommend this because when I have seen and spoken to friends and family for some reason nappy changing mats are always a discussion amongst us. We have all been there with our children not wanting to lie still for their change. And having this product would be a real life saver for so many people I know. I have really enjoyed using this product,  it’s been a breeze since , and I do believe that this product will last me easily another year or two until I start potty training.  The use of colours is lovely, Velcro is strong, wiping down and cleaning the mat is so easy, folding it away makes it easy to organise my child’s nappy changing drawer. I am extremely grateful for being able to test this product for you  thank you. Rafia Mohammed – Aliyah 1 Year 5 Months

Product Tested By Jessica Twyford – Henry 9 Months

Jessica Awarded The Wriggler Anti Roll Changing Mat 5/5

I was really impressed with the mat right from the get go. We received the mat after our son had started rolling, so we immediately started using it for its intended purpose, but we appreciated the fact that the mat could also be used from birth. Straight out of the packet I loved the design of the bear, and how it was easy to wipe clean was also a huge bonus! I had no idea that there were any products to help with this problem that I know lots of parents face! I was eager to try it when I did hear about it, and it really helped us with our rolling phase. It really gently holds him in place, and I don’t even think he realises it’s there. The instructions were super clear and easy to understand, and there were also further instructions on the website that we had a quick glance over to make sure we were using the product properly. As with most baby products, there was a slight learning curve until we were using the product as efficiently as we wanted! After the first couple of changes however we were in the swing of things. Our baby can be a bit of an octopus when changing him, so we just had to get used to manoeuvring him into the mat. For dirty nappies this has been a God send! When his nappies are just wet however we find it easier to just deal with the rolling and change him quickly. This may just be due to the personality of our baby, but once he’s decided he doesn’t like something he gets very stubborn about it, and we do not want to “over use” the wriggler and end up with him tantruming at changing time, just when we need it most! The kneepads were effective in that we didn’t have to worry about him flipping suddenly when our hands were full. I do however worry that he will soon outgrow the length of the mat, so it would have been nice for the knee rests to have been slightly further away from the top, meaning a longer mat. I’m not sure how this would work logistically and whether this would negate the anti-rolling properties of the mat though. Any practical gift for a newborn is always gratefully received, and this is a product that will grow with the child which is a huge bonus. As above, our baby is stubborn and will let us know if he is not happy! He has always been calm and collected when using the wriggler. Obviously due to lockdown we have not had the opportunity to test the product out and about as much as I would have liked to. We have however tried it in the changing bag and although it does take up slightly more space than the plain one we had, it’s worth it to know that should we need to change him somewhere urgently we wouldn’t need to worry about him rolling onto a dirty floor. My husband is very tall and while he still loved the product, it was definitely more comfortable for me to use. Due to lockdown we primarily used this mat at home. We have loved how easy the mat is to clean, and despite very regular wipes down it is still looking good as new, and the design is still bright and clear. As soon as we opened the package we were impressed with the quality of the mat. It’s made of lovely thick but soft material, and the fastenings are holding up well despite numerous openings and closings a day. We have loved the mat and I have no doubt that the high quality means that we will be using it for a long time to come. Objectively however it is expensive for a changing mat, and I would struggle to justify the cost should we need to purchase another. We loved how it made changing time just that little bit easier. We also loved how it rolled up so small for easy storage when not in use, and how it had lovely muted colours, rather than being garish and over stimulating like so many baby products can be! I would consider buying this product should we have another squirmy baby! I would probably ask for it as a baby shower gift as it is of reasonably significant value. As it happens I would not be surprised if the mat lasts through the use of this baby and onto the next, as it is of lovely quality! I would recommend this robust to anyone complaining of a wiggly baby during changing times, and I would consider buying this as a gift to new parents as it is a product I know many have not heard of! In terms of function, this product does exactly what it promised it would do. We have not had to struggle with rolling during changing time since receiving it, and I think the baby has got used to not being able to roll while he’s on it, as he’s trying less and less now! As above, we have thoroughly enjoyed trying the wriggler. My baby has taken well to it and will happily lay on it now with less attempted rolling every day. The design is cute and has held up well to regular disinfecting. The fastenings are really strong and there is no way the baby can bust out once he’s in! We love how when you roll the mat up it fastens closed, so it keeps its shape and keeps things neat and tidy. If I were to improve the product I would say another couple of inches of length would be useful, although I’m not sure if that would affect the function. Also, maybe a pocket for wipes and a spare nappy would be good, as then this would be a complete changing kit for when it and about. Overall, we have loved using the mat and have been impressed with how it has delivered what it had promised – roll free changing! Jessica Twyford – Henry 9 Months

Product Tested By Laura Franklin – Evan 6 Months

Laura Awarded The Wriggler Anti Roll Changing Mat 4.5/5

When I first opened the wriggler I was impressed with how compact it is. I love the concept of the wriggler. Nappy changes were becoming more of a work out than a quick change, so the concept of the wriggler is ideal for parents with active babies. the instructions are clear, upon purchase the company send an easy to follow instruction video. it is very easy to use however to fold it back to a compact size is a little time consuming. For this reason I preferred it as a home mat rather than in the changing bag. nappy changes have been easier with the wriggler, although you do have to remember to kneel on the knee pads. Without the kneeling baby can still flip, complete with mat. the kneepads are effective as the weight is what stops baby rolling. I like that it’s from birth but also grows with baby. It offers value for money and proves the wriggler is an all-round product rather than a gimmick. at first my baby was confused by what was happening with his arms, however he was happy on the mat. Inside feels soft and almost velvety. the mat is easier to use at home when you have time to do all the adjustments and folding. Unfortunately it can be a bit time consuming strapping baby in and folding up correctly, therefore I wouldn’t have it as a quick go to in my changing bag. we both used the mat and both found it user friendly. We mainly use the mat at home. the mat is easy to wipe clean and the inside dries quickly. the quality is great. Good materials and easy to clean. while I love to concept I do think the RRP of £34.99 is quite expensive for a changing mat. I like that it’s from newborn until approx. 3 years old, meaning it can be used for the entirety the child is in nappies. while it’s a great product I probably wouldn’t buy it as it is a bit of a long winded process. It’s also quite short and fairly expensive. I would recommend on the basis that it does what it aims to and stops baby rolling and crawling during nappy changes. great product but it is a bit time consuming.  I was happy that the wriggler does what it claims to do and stops  any rolling during nappy changes. I like that it’s from newborn-3 but as it’s a fairly short mat I doubt we personally would be able to use it that long. It’s a great concept but in reality I don’t find this to be an on the go changing mat but it serves its purpose at home. Laura Franklin – Evan 6 Months

We have all been there with our children not wanting to lie still for their change. And having this product would be a real life saver for so many people I know. I have really enjoyed using this product,  it’s been a breeze since , and I do believe that this product will last me easily another year or two until I start potty training.  The use of colours is lovely, Velcro is strong, wiping down and cleaning the mat is so easy, folding it away makes it easy to organise my child’s nappy changing drawer. I am extremely grateful for being able to test this product for you  thank you.

Awards

Rafia Awarded The Wriggler Anti Roll Changing Mat 5/5

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