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The best way to stay verruca free – NattyMat!

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 cover on one 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.

Stay free from foot infection and ‘Be Natty’ - Buy now!


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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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