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Introduction

As a parent, you always want the best for your young baby, and this includes all baby products. Once your baby can sit upon his/her own, you can opt to bathe them in the bigger bathtub, but before doing so, you need to have the best bathroom mats for the tub (i.e. inside the tub) and outside the tub.

 

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A baby bath mat does not just come as a fun addition to the baby’s bath time, but it also ensures safety for your baby. Baby bath mats help to avoid slipping accidents during and after the bath. There are a variety of bath mats for you to choose from in this review.

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Genteele Memory Foam Bath Mat...
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100% PVC and Latex-Free Natural Rubber
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Yimobra Memory Foam Bath Mat...
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Utopia Towels Cotton Banded...
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Epica Anti-Slip Machine...
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100% Natural Rubber
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Memory Foam Coral Velvet Non...
Pacific Linens Shower-Tub Bath...
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Norcho Bathroom Rug Memory...
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Infant and Toddler Bathing
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Memory Foam Coral Velvet Non...
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Memory Foam With Coral Fleece
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9 Months and Above
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Pacific Linens Shower-Tub Bath...
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Flamingo P 17"X24" Microfiber...
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Norcho Bathroom Rug Memory...
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3 Months and Above
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Infant and Toddler Bath Time

Top Picks and Why – Full Review

1. Genteele Memory Foam Bath Mat Non Slip Absorbent

The Absorbent Non-Slip Memory Foam Bath Rug by Docbear is a thick highly absorbent bath mat ideal for both baby and parent as well as other multipurpose uses and settings.

The mat is made of 100% memory foam with no suction cups on the underside.

This is a medium-sized mat and it comes in a 1 pack, so for changing, you may have to purchase several mats.

The combined materials, i.e. a latex bottom surface and a thick memory foam upper surface ensures the utmost comfort for your baby after a bath.

It is ideal for babies from year of age.

What We Liked
  • The mat is sufficiently thick and highly absorbent, ideal for different house settings apart from the bathroom.
  • It features a natural latex bottom which ensures non-slipperiness for your baby.
  • Made of composite coral velvet fabrics woven into the foam mesh, you have an ideal highly-absorbent yet colorful rug.
  • The mat is easy to wash by hand, although machine washing requires mastering several steps.
  • The mat is ideal for several home spaces including the bathroom, kitchen, laundry, parlor, as well as other outdoor spaces.
What We Didn't Like
  • It may take long for the mat to dry since it is quite thick.

2. Yimobra Memory Foam Bath Mat Large Size

The Docbear Non-Slip Coral-Velvet Memory Foam Baby Bath Mat is a medium-sized anti-slip bath mat for the bathroom that can be used by the baby as well as an adult. (Source)

It is made of 100% memory foam and has an adequate thickness for making sure that your baby does not feel the wetness/cold of the floor when drying him/her.

The spongy memory foam is a perfect fit for the foot contours and contains absorbent microfibers for easy drying.

It is recommended for toddlers (i.e. 1 year and above).

What We Liked
  • The bath mat has adequate thickness ensuring that the baby does not feel the coldness of bathroom floor.
  • The absorbent microfibers ensure easy and smooth baby drying.
  • It can either be hand washed or machine washed, whichever suits your convenience.
  • The mat has adequate non-slip capabilities for both textured and tiled bathroom surfaces.
  • Comes in a pack of two mats.
What We Didn't Like
  • The washing process for machine washing is a bit too complex, indicating that the mat may be quite delicate.
  • The thick foam (about 1 inch thick) might take quite long to dry.

3.  Salinka Anti-Slip Natural Rubber Bath Mat

The Salinka Anti-Slip Natural Rubber Shower/Bath Mat is a non-slip bath mat made of 100% natural rubber. The rubber is also PVC and latex-free, thus enhancing the safety of your baby during bath time.

It is a multipurpose bath mat that suits both the shower, the bathtub, as well as the bathroom area. The mat can also be used in a variety of settings such as hospitals, hotels, and gyms.

It also features two lines of perforations all around it, allowing for easy draining of water during or after the bath.

The baby bath mat is ideal for babies who are 8 months and older.

What We Liked
  • It uses natural material, natural rubber, which is odorless, PVC and latex-free thus minimizing chances of allergenic reactions for your baby.
  • It can be used in different bath areas including the shower, bathtub, and the bathroom floor.
  • It is well designed to allow free water drainage below, while still providing enough grip, minimizing the chances of accidental baby slips.
  • It is machine washable and dries within minutes.
  • It is a good fit for any style or size of the bathroom.
  • It features numerous suction cups well distributed all over the bottom surface.
What We Didn't Like
  • It come as a one-pack; you would have to buy two separate ones for exchanging.

4. Washable Cotton Bath Mat by Utopia Towels

The Washable Cotton Bath Mat by Utopia Towels is a large-sized (almost the size of an adult towel) baby bath mat meant for the bathroom floor. It comes in a two-pack package of gray-colored mats, although other colors are available on request.

The mat features 100% high-quality Ringspun cotton that is highly absorbent, easy to clean, and quick-drying.

It has a sufficient thickness, enhancing utmost comfort when drying your baby.

This bath mat is ideal for babies from the age of 8 months.

What We Liked
  • It is big enough, allowing room for your baby to walk around safely and comfortably.
  • The ring-spun cotton used in making this bath mat is of high quality and soft, ensuring durability.
  • The mat can be machine-washed on tumble dry.
  • It is made of 100% natural materials, free from any chemicals; cotton is one of the most recommended materials for baby products.
What We Didn't Like
  • It is highly absorbent and with no water drainage feature, and therefore it needs constant changing.
  • Although cotton has a non-slip capability, the product does not feature suction cups, and can, therefore, pose a slipping risk for the baby.

5.  The Anti-bacterial and Anti-Slip

The Anti-bacterial and Anti-Slip Epica Natural Rubber Bath Mat is a non-slip and multipurpose bath mat ideal for both babies and adults. It is made of 100% natural latex-free heavy-duty rubber thus minimizing the chances of wear and tear.

This Epica mat is well-textured on the upper side and comprises of a multitude of suction cups on the underside, greatly minimizing the risk of slips and falls whether in the shower, bathtub, or bathroom floor.

It also has great anti-bacterial qualities that inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi.

The spoons are ideal for infants and toddlers from two months and above.

What We Liked
  • The bath mat has a comfortable feel ideal for a toddler or infant.
  • It has numerous suction cups on the underside, ensuring utmost grip on any bath surface.
  • It also features anti-bacterial qualities that minimize bacterial proliferation as well as reducing the need to keep disinfecting it.
  • The natural latex-free rubber reduces the risk of harmful or allergenic compounds for your baby.
  • It is easily washed just by running a stream of water on both surfaces.
What We Didn't Like
  • It has no drainage hole for easy and enhanced water flow.

6.  Non-slip Microfiber Memory Foam

Clara Clark’s Non-slip Microfiber Memory Foam Bath Rug is a memory foam bath rug made of plush microfibers that have non-slip and latex-free qualities.

The foam offers maximum absorbency while forming exciting shapes when stepped on, thus making bath time a fun activity.

Ideal for babies from 5 months.

What We Liked
  • The foam offers excellent comfort for you and baby while drying after a bath.
  • It features anti-bacterial qualities.
  • It can be used in a multitude of settings, thanks to its presentability due to the plush microfibers.
  • The foam cushioning ensures that your bath area remains clean, free of moisture and easy to clean.
  • The foam is naturally hypoallergenic, thus very safe for use by your baby.
What We Didn't Like
  • It offers the best feel of comfort only when completely dry; you might have to dry/wash it after every use.
  • It has no suction cups on the lower side, therefore it might pose a higher slipping risk.

7. Memory Foam Coral Velvet Non Slip Bathroom

The Coral Fleece Memory Foam with Non-Slip Qualities is a wave-patterned foam baby bath mat offering anti-slip features. It also comes in a variety of colors to choose from so that you can keep your baby excited.

It is made of memory foam and coral fleece.

The bath mat is ideal for babies from 9 months and above.

What We Liked
  • The ultra-soft components, especially the coral fleece offer a foot massage feel for you and baby, thus helping in raising baby’s moods during bath time.
  • It features a non-slip rubber bottom in addition the high absorbent foam qualities to keep the baby’s feet dry.
  • It has advanced non-slip features with rubber backing which is also waterproof.
  • The rug is easy to clean both by hand wash and machine wash
What We Didn't Like
  • It is mostly recommended for wooden floors, indicating that the gripping qualities on other surfaces may not work as well.
  • It comes in a one-pack.

8. Pacific Linens Shower Tub

The Shower Tub Absorbent Cotton Bath Mats by Pacific Linens are high quality, high-absorbent cotton bath mats that can be used in a multitude of settings, including homes and hotels.

The mats are made of high-quality cotton material (950 GSM) therefore making them a great choice for your bathroom and baby.

The cotton is 100% Ringspun professional-grade with high absorbency levels, thus ensuring enough comfort for your baby.

Since they are heavy-duty, they minimize the risk of sliding and slipping for your baby, while enhancing durability.

The mats are ideal for use by babies above 1-year-old.

What We Liked
  • The Pacific Linens Shower Tub Absorbent Cotton Bath Mats are made of highly-absorbent heavy-duty cotton, which is comfortable as well as safe for your baby
  • Since they are made of cotton, cleaning is quite easy.
What We Didn't Like
  • The non-slip feature does not involve suction cups, therefore limiting the use of these mats on a multitude of surfaces.

9. Flamingo P 17″X24″ Microfiber Memory Foam Bath Mat

The LANGRIA Bathroom Rugs with Stylish Coral Fleece and Memory Foam are fast-absorbent multipurpose rugs that are ideal as non-slip baby bath mats.

The rugs are made of absorbent yet soft coral fleece, highly permeable memory foam, and a PVC-knitted non-skip and slip-free mesh on the lower side.

They bear a very comfortable feel on the baby’s feet while he/she stands on it.

They come in two main colors for easier washing: Navy and brown.

The rugs are ideal for babies from 8 months and above.

What We Liked
  • The mats feature a modernized rhomboid design composed of soft coral surfaces that ensures maximum comfort and water absorbency.
  • The core is made of permeable memory foam, perfectly allowing the baby’s feet to rest easy.
  • The non-slip PVC knitting on the underside ensures maximum grip on any surface, whether textured or smooth.
  • High quality materials ensure maximum durability
What We Didn't Like
  • The rugs only feature two basic colors to choose from.

10. NORCHO Bathroom Rug Memory Foam Runner Ultra

The Norcho Absorbent Non-Slip Microfiber Bath Mat is a uniquely designed non-slip and highly absorbent mat that is ideal even for young babies.

They feature a variety of colors and are easy to fold, hang, or store.

It is most suitable for babies as young as three months and older.

What We Liked
  • The baby bath mats feature a uniquely styled softness cushion with absorbent protrusions.
  • The protruding microfiber noodles also offer a snuggly feel that makes your baby’s bath time a fun-filled affair.
  • The protrusions also ensure faster absorbent qualities as well as faster drying capability compared to conventional baby bath mats.
  • Despite the rugged surface of the mat, machine washing is easy and fast.
  • The mats offer a no-skid feature, offering adequate traction even on wet floors.
  • The underside also features anti-slip rubber sewn into the microfibres for added grip.
What We Didn't Like
  • The mats may be a bit too pricy compared to other mats due to the extra functional and attractive features.
  • It only comes in packs of one; you might have to buy several for changing.

Features to Consider While Picking a Suitable Bath Mat for Your Baby

Shopping for an appropriate bath mat that suits your baby, whether an infant or a toddler, may seem quite straightforward, but it involves a variety of factors to consider. Some of these factors may not have mattered to you before. From mat texture size to the materials used in making the mat, everything is worth considering.

1. Mat Size

The dimensions of the baby mat you choose should be dependent on the size of your bathroom or bathtub. The larger the size of the mat, the more area it can cover thus ensuring safety for your baby. Larger mats also feature more suction cups, thus ensuring more grip. You also cannot control the area that your baby will move around the tub or around the bathroom, so we recommend that you choose a mat that covers the entire bathtub.

2. Holes in the Baby Mat

Choose a mat that has holes to allow water circulation while bathing or during drying out of the bathtub. This prevents the development of mold on the underside of the mat, which could pose serious health risks for your baby.

3. Suction Cups

Since bath mats are placed on the slippery and wet bathroom floors and inside the bathtub, to ensure that they are secured from slipping from side to side, suction cups must have enough grip. Suction cups work by inserting pressure between the mat and the floor, ensuring that it does not move. Choose a baby bath mat with suction cups all over the mat’s bottom surface for a firmer grip.

4. Ease of Cleaning

While most parents do not clean their baby bath mats frequently, it is crucial to do it after every bath. This clears the mat of mold, mildew development, and soap scum since the bathroom is constantly wet. It is also recommended to treat the mat with anti-mildew or anti-fungal treatment and hang it to dry. Frequent mat cleaning also extends the life of your baby mat.

5. The Texture of the Bathroom

Some baby bath mats work best with specific bathroom/bathtub surfaces. Some may not have enough grip on textured floor surfaces, while others develop slipperiness as the floor/surfaces get wet. Be sure to check the right surface for the bath mat you choose to see if it works best for you.

6. Baby Mat Material

Always go for a baby mat that is made of materials or fabrics that are easy to clean and dry. You can also opt for bath mats that are manufactured using hypoallergenic fabrics which are chemical-free and sometimes anti-bacterial, thus ensuring the safety of your baby. Most baby bath mats in the market are composed of natural rubber fabrics and vinyl. (Source)

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7. Additional Features

After considering all the above safety features, you can opt for cute and cartoonish designs to add flare to your baby mat. This makes the mats attractive to the baby, making bath time even more enjoyable and fun. However, always consider the safety features of the baby mat first before going for the fun-design aspect.

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Conclusion

The safety of your baby during the bathing time should always be a top priority. Bathroom accidents can be quite dangerous, sometimes fatal, and it is best to avoid them. A non-slip baby bath mat is a worthwhile investment as it prevents your baby from slipping and falling during bath times.

It also adds extra protection for you from having a bad accident. If you do not own a baby bath mat, it is in your best interest to purchase one in accordance with this guide. If you possess one or several, it is also recommended that you follow the factors outlined above, including cleaning and installation, as well as when you opt to replace your anti-slip baby mats.

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