Have you heard of the Squishy Mat? I hadn't either. Probably because it's a baby product, and it's been a while since I had babies (which is sad, because I just love baby products!)
So, what exactly IS a Squishy Mat?
Squishy Mats are portable, easy to clean, and contain almost one inch of Memory Foam — creating a soft spot for all your precious cargo. The surface of each mat is covered by a super soft, micro-flannel fabric and is backed with a nonslip rubber grid. Built in handle for ease of storage and travel.
Sitting on the floor gets uncomfortable for anyone! These soft spots encourage parents, grand-parents, and caregivers to linger at eye level with little ones, and make a nice buffer between all bottoms and the hard floor or ground. Take a Squishy Mats to an outdoor concert, baby yoga or your older kids’ sporting events, and the whole family can gather there in comfort.
I enjoyed reading more about this product on the packaging.
While my youngest is 11 years old and doesn't have much use for Squishy Mats anymore, I was able to test it out with a little guy a babysit for on Thursdays. He seems quite pleased with it (which stands to reason because we have hardwood floors!) I so wish this product had been available when my kids were little ones!
But, you said it's not just for babies!
That's right! I did. And, it's not. Because guess what? Squishy Mats are great for your pets too!
My dog Gabe is "my baby." He's attached to me like glue. When I'm up moving from room to room, he's 2 steps behind me. When I come home from being away, he greets me with a wagging tail and a "smile." When I'm sitting at my desk working, he's laying in a dog bed right beside the desk. I had a feeling that, if it were possible, he'd love to be even closer to me. So, I folded our Squishy Mat in half and positioned it under my desk. It didn't take him long to realize this was a much better option for him!
He soon discovered he could lay tight up against my feet (and, I have to admit, it makes a nice barrier between my feet and the cold floors!)
Our cat has been known to sleep on the mat as well.
Neither of our pets is a traveler, but this mat would also work GREAT in the van for traveling. If your pet sleeps in a crate, Squishy Mats would provide a nice sleeping mat in the crate as well.
Squishy Mats come in three sizes:
16x32" The Skinny Mini - perfect for little dogs with big personalities and a nice way to protect "their" spot on the couch from hair - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.
3x3' Little Squishy - The Little Squishy fits perfectly in the back of most vehicles, keeping your automobile clean and your fur babies comfortable - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.
4x4' Big Squishy - Let's face it ... the dog is just gonna steal the Squishy Mat from you and your little one. The Big Squishy is truly made with everyone in mind, but buy Scooby Doo his own mat and be sure to pick one up for yourself - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.