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Friday, November 16, 2012

Monkey Mat Review & Upcoming Giveaway

Please tell me I'm not the only Mom that carries around a huge stuffed diaper bag, and usually a second tote bag with all the odds and ends of things that didn't fit in the diaper bag? My friends usually give me a hard time as I pack in bag after bag to our playdates. I mean you just never know what you might need with a baby and a toddler right? Right!?!

Well thanks to my new friend Monkey Mat I now might just be able to start toting just one bag around! Just another mom invented product that saves the day!
About Monkey Mat
Picture dirty airport floors. Two beautiful baby girls...and then a 6 hour layover. This is what happened to Christi, mom and inventor of Monkey Mat. She realized she would love to have a portable, clean surface that she could take everywhere. When in her search she came up with nothing that fit the bill, she decided to design one herself! And Monkey Mat was born!

Monkey Mat Review
From the moment I found Monkey Mat I knew the concept sounded amazing. An item that could be very useful. But it isn't until I received my Monkey Mat for review that I realized just how useful and versatile it is!
So back to my two bag lugging days. The majority of my space was taken up by blankets. One for naps, an extra for accidents, one for diaper changes. They are bulky but an item that is much needed. So now enter the Monkey Mat. A 5' x 5' mat that folds up into an attached 6"x 6" storage pouch. And not only does it fit in a tiny little pouch, it comes with a strap and buckle to attach to the strap of the diaper bag, purse, stroller, etc. Imagine all that extra space...and weight!

They have really thought of everything in the details of Monkey Mat. Check out these fabulous features...

• 6"x 6" attached storage pouch
• Easy buckle strap
• Zipper closure pouch
• Water repellent
• 5' x 5' size
• Loops for toy attachments
• Weighted corners
• Loops for staking down
• Machine Washable
• Lightweight
• 4 fun vibrant colors

My favorite feature is the weighted corners and the fact that the pouch to fold the mat back into is attached. How smart. You will never have to worry about leaving the bag behind. And not only that, the mat actually fits back in the pouch easily. No hand stands and cartwheels to get it all to fit. You all can relate with sleeping bags and other products right? They NEVER go back in the original bag or box. NEVER! Promise you, Monkey Mat folds up and goes right back in. Awesome!
As soon as I opened up my Monkey Mat the boys wanted it down on the floor to play on. So not only is it useful as a travel mat in airports, hotels, parks, beaches or camping. But it can also be an indoor play mat to coral toys for easy cleanup or as a fort blanket! It really is perfect with it's lightweight design and weighted corners. But don't count out the mat as an exercise mat, changing pad, sports blanket or sun shade either...see what I mean. Monkey Mat is smart and versatile!
Ok so now that you know I love the Monkey Mat. I've forgotten to tell you one of the must have mom's machine washable. Yep. Feel free to lay this puppy down wherever, whenever and when you come home you can wash it as good as new!
Monkey Mat has recently won numerous awards including the Parent Tested, Parent Approved 2012 award! The Monkey Mat word is spreading! Monkey Mat costs $39.99 and I guarantee you will get your money's worth out of this in the first few weeks you have it. Make sure to follow on Facebook for more information, updates, giveaways and other fun stuff that will make you smile!

WIN IT: So now that I know your really really want/need one of these. I have great news! You can win one in the upcoming Holly Jolly Jubilee Giveaway Hop starting November 19-30th! This would make a fantastic gift for any family, or for you to keep for yourself too! :o) So mark your calendar and make sure to come back and enter! ENTER HERE!
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.


  1. I love the toy loops and the loops to secure it down. It would work out great for Church outdoor movies.

  2. I love everything about this! It has all of the necessary features with bonus features! I would love one of these!

    1. A favorite feature is hard to choose, but I think the weighted corners are awesome!

  3. I wish I would have thought of this! What a fantastic idea! I love the portability. Genius!

  4. The toy loops are a great addition!

  5. Very nice that it is water repellant. It would be great for a trip to the park as the grass is often damp on spring and summer mornings.

  6. Machine Washable & being lightweight are great features.