One of the best things about the NattyMat is that it is excellent as a changing room floor mat.
The obvious point is simply about comfort which applies to it as a shower mat, swimming pool changing mat or sports mat. Doubling up as an extra beach mat even.
It’s a folding mat with a waterproof side so it can act as a seat cover too if it’s been raining. So simply providing a comfy wet protector from wet changing room floors to garden seats.
The fact that it’s machine washable and is constructed from bamboo fibre & microfibre is a real benefit – bamboo is a natural antibacterial agent which helps to prevent contracting a foot infection or spreading one to friends and family. No one likes a verucca which often turns in to a cluster of veruccas, causing real and unnecessary pain and discomfort. There are numerous articles and advice about verucca prevention and verucca diagnosis from the NHS at http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Warts/
It is so common with school age children that mumsnet has a constant flow of forum items relating to HPV or Human papillomavirus and plantar warts with particular regard to how contagious they are. These are an embarrassing illness as they are seen as being unclean or having poor personal hygiene especially if a child has to wear a verruca sock and use verruca cream when dressing with friends. http://www.mumsnet.com/
It makes sense to prevent these things by using a personal changing mat like NattyMat and to wear flip flops when transferring from pool or shower to protect feet from changing room floor contamination. On shower room floors it’s also useful to pop your little one sitting on the mat to protect them while you’re dressing.
Don’t slip up – there’s a banana skin remedy for healing verrucas, but prevention is always better than cure – and especially in this instance.