If you know someone who's just become a parent, especially for the first time, baby changing mats could be the ideal gift to help get them off to the best possible start.
Many people give baby clothes like sleep suits and cute booties, but babies very quickly grow out of these, and not many people have the foresight to give clothes in larger sizes.
A good-quality baby changing mat will last much longer, so it's worth giving the best changing mat you can, so that it becomes a valued companion for your friend or family member.
What are the best changing mats?
The best baby changing mats have features that help them to stand out from the crowd, and they are much, much more than just a blanket or flat pad:
- Wedge changing mats have angled sides to keep the baby in the middle of the mat, even if the parent takes a hand off for a moment.
- An anti-roll changing mat, like a changing wedge, is designed to prevent the baby from rolling off the sides - perfect for public places.
- A foldable changing mat packs away into a small space, again making an ideal portable changing mat if you're going out in public.
When you're giving a gift, you might also be concerned about style and not just function. Mama Shack designer changing mats come in plenty of patterns, so if you want a cute design inspired by woodland creatures, safari animals, aquatic life or more, we've got you covered.
Mama Shack's baby gift collection
You'll find plenty of other ideas in the Mama Shack baby gifts collection - just click 'Baby Gifts' at the top of any page on the site.
Again, these are items that will last as the baby begins to grow. Hooded towels, swaddling blankets and cotton baby hats are available in the same prints as our baby changing mats, so you can combine multiple items into a matching gift set.
We update our baby gifts collection regularly, so check back for new seasonal stock if you're planning ahead for a future birth, or looking for a first Christmas or birthday gift for a friend's newborn.
Not sure what to go for?
If you're still not sure which is the best changing mat for your friend, or you think they might prefer some of our other baby gifts instead, why not let them choose for themselves?
Mama Shack gift cards are sent via email, with full instructions on how to redeem, so you can either forward the details to your friend or put them on to a voucher you print out yourself to include inside a greetings card.
You can buy Mama Shack gift vouchers with £10, £20, £50 or £100 values, or of course you can buy multiple baby gift cards to add up to the value you want in between any of the above.
There are no additional processing fees on Mama Shack's baby gift vouchers - the value you buy is the value the recipient gets to spend, so it's a good way to give a gift that's worth every penny.