Monday, August 20, 2012

MonkeyMat Review and Giveaway!

As a Mom I am always eager to find new products that are catered exactly to my Mom needs. There are certain scenarios and problems that us Moms face that need special attention. When I came across the MonkeyMat via Twitter I was intrigued though I will admit a little skeptical. What did this mat do that any other blanket that I already had couldn't? So when the awesome people at MonkeyMat gave me the chance to review their product I was pumped. I was ready to try it out and put it to the test.

1. A lightweight Travel Mat | lightweight Exercise Mat | lightweight Yoga Mat | lightweight Picnic Mat | lightweight Outdoor Concert Mat | lightweight Baby Mat | lightweight Outdoor Ground Mat | lightweight Baby Changing Pad | lightweight Play Mat | lightweight Beach Mat | lighweight Camping Mat 2. The perfect baby shower gift

As you can see the mat's uses are endless. The mat is large, water repellent, has loops for toys and packs up easily into a small storage pouch.

The first thing I noticed was the small compact size. My diaper bag is already overflowing but this little bag I could easily find room for (and I was able to take out the small blanket I had in there already). So far so good.


The first time we used the MonkeyMat we spread it out in the front yard for some outdoor playtime. I immediately liked how easy it was to lay out because of the weighted corners. But once we put our crawling, exploring 9 month old down it began to bunch up. Luckily the genius Mom behind this product had already thought of this. The mat has little loops so you can stake it down. Once we did that it was snugly in place and Molly could crawl all over the place.


We have continued to use the MonkeyMat for park trips, baby pool time in the front yard, a trip to the Dallas Arboretum -- all the usual suspects. But we have discovered maybe the best us of all, a mat underneath her high chair! We just got new carpet in our dining room and when we have family meals her high chair is at the dining room table. With the amount of food flinging and cup flailing that goes on we needed a solution to avoid staining our new carpet. MonkeyMat to the rescue!


It worked perfectly. It caught all of her "droppings" and after dinner we let the dog have at it and then we rinsed it off. Easy. It will definitely be our go-to for dinners in the dining room.

I definitely recommend this product. Its so versatile and I also LOVE that is a local product from right here in Texas. Plus, it was made by a Mom so she knows what mommas need.

For a couple lucky readers -- you will get to experience this great product as well. The lovely team at MonkeyMat sent me two mats to give away to my readers!

Giveaway Details:

To win, simply comment on my post (be sure to include your email) with the words "MonkeyMat Me" and tell us what creative way you could see yourself using the MonkeyMat.

Giveaway closes Friday August 24th at 12pm CST.

Good luck!

To learn more about the product you can visit the website and follow them on Twitter @MonkeyMatMama


  1. Brittany (Healthy Slice)8/20/2012 12:01:00 PM

    MonkeyMat me so I can keep this in the diaper bag for impromptu picnics with Hailey :)

  2. MonkeyMat Me so I have an easy mat to tote to the park for picnics!

  3. Susan @ Real Life Travels8/20/2012 03:40:00 PM

    MonkeyMat me so I can take this on my trip to NYC. It will be great to use at the park so Caden and Ela can sit and have a snack or lunch!

  4. MonkeyMat Me! I would also use it under my highchair and it would be great for Milo to sit on when we listen to live music in Washington Square Park (NYC)!

  5. Elana Anastasio8/20/2012 07:13:00 PM

    MonkeyMat me!! I would love to use this to be able to whip out to play at a moment's notice! :)

  6. MonkeyMat Me! Nash would love this when we are exploring outside! I like to sit on a blanket with his buckets and he goes and collects secret treasures and brings them back to me. Not worrying about him tripping on the blanket would be wonderful!

  7. MonkeyMat Me and this would be great for impromtu picnics and tea parties in our back yard

  8. Amy Adelsberger8/21/2012 03:52:00 PM

    MonkeyMat Me! As a new mom to a growing 3 month old...this will come in handy for picnics, tummy time, or under the high chair!

  9. MonkeyMat Me! This would be wonderful for picnics and backyard fun! I also like the idea of placing it under the high chair :)

  10. Monkeymat me. I would use at a picnic, we always go on picnics and I can never find just the right mat/blanket.
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  11. MonkeyMat me! As a new stay-at-home mom, I want to increase our play outings while Daddy's at work, and anything that we can bring along to hang out on is perfect!