Nattymat Review – Essential swimming equipment?! – by Andy

400px-Nattymat_Review_-_Essential_swimming_equipment-!_-_by_Andy_-_nattymatArmbands, floatpacks, noodles etc are all designed to promote safety in the pool. I bet more people injure themselves on wet changing room floors than in the pool though.

The kind chaps at Nattymat sent us a couple of their mats to try out as they knew that we are keen baby and toddler swimmers. It's always nice when you get sent something because of your interests!

I was a bit bemused about what it actually was when we were introduced to the product but having used one, I am a bit surprised that they aren't more common. There's nothing worse than trying to keep a giddy toddler upright on a wet changing room floor whilst you change yourself and this is a perfect solution.

A Nattymat has two sides - a waterproof side that you can put down on the changing room floor and a soft side that is made from a microfibre and bamboo blend. You can't feel the bamboo, it should be noted - it feels a bit like standing on a slightly padded flannel.

The advantage of having your own little mat with you is pretty obvious :

  • no standing on grubby, verruca-harbouring changing room floors
  • your child cannot fall over (and nor can you!)
  • it's much softer on your feet

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The NattyMat was certainly a big hit with these friendly visitors at wimbledonIt wasn't long before we came across some fun looking young people, who turned out to be all the way from Texas, in the USA, and they were totally knocked out when we showed them.

Jaycee found the NattyMat very comfortable. "It's soft …and dry!" was her verdict.

Nathaniel felt so comfortable he immediately started beaming "I could sit on this all day!" was his judgement.

Austin – not actually from Austin, he informed us, was equally comfortable, and at one point looked as if he might actually try to sit on it for the rest of the day.

The NattyMat was certainly a big hit with these friendly visitors at wimbledon!

Our thanks to Jaycee, Nathaniel and Austin – enjoy the tennis!

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