Amanda & Liz

Our journey into the business of PeapodMats

We are two moms, who from our own experiences, needed a good quality re-usable waterproof mat for our toddlers and older children.  We needed something they could use for bed-wetting but was easy for us as parents to manage. And thus PeapodMats was born! We soon realized that not only toddlers and older children would benefit from PeapodMats but adults and the elderly as well. PeapodMats are for anyone who manages bed-wetting or incontinence.

We made a conscience decision when designing PeapodMats that they be as breathable and green as possible using a soft breathable cotton and TPU coating for waterproofing. Our easy to use PeapodMat can be placed on top of bedding (no wrapping or tucking around a mattress!) and in the event of any accidents you just take the mat throw it in with your regular laundry . It’s that simple and easy to use! No crinkle sounds, no bunching, no bruises on the head, AND you have time for coffee!

Easy to pack and take it with you on holidays or sleepovers. Great for protecting the bed, sofa, stroller, wheelchair, dining chair and so much more! We are really proud of our PeapodMats and we hope that you will find them as useful as we do!

Two separate experiences created OUR story…

I am a proud mother of two children (boy & girl) and the wife of an entrepreneur who created a hot yoga mat that is water absorbent and machine washable. I first started using the hot yoga mat when my children were just a few weeks old.  I used to place the infant bathing tub on top of the mat so the carpet would not get wet.  I also used it for baby tummy time on our bed or on the floor in case they went pee. When they outgrew the change table I used the mat for changing them on the floor.  The mat became one of my “must haves”!  I took it to restaurants, shopping malls, community centres and used it anywhere I needed to change my babies and to protect items like car seats and strollers.

Then there was potty training.   I was so excited when my kids were at the potty training stage but I quickly started to wish they stayed in diapers forever when I realized when they peed the bed it created more laundry for me and one more job I had to do in the morning.  Not to mentioned pee stained the mattress. One night, I placed the mat on top of my child’s bed sheet and in the morning I discovered the pee had not gone through the mat. The sheets and mattress (and me) were saved!  All I had to do was remove the mat and put it in the washing machine with the rest of our laundry and I was back to enjoying my coffee in the mornings.

“It is my Swiss Army knife – I take the mat with me everywhere in case I need it” Liz

I am a proud mother of an extremely active and outgoing little boy.  I had recently met Liz and shared with her my frustration with potty training. I had just gone through a very tough week of having to change and wash bedding every day.  Changing the bedding daily was the WORST for me,  my son has a bunk bed and I can’t tell you how many times I either hit my head or squished my fingers tucking the sheets over that “one” corner.  I became very irritated and at times frustrated with my little guy, which of course we all know is a “no-no” when it comes to potty training.

As I traveled quite a bit for work I was always on the lookout for something that would make the potty training process easier. I tried a number of different products including the liners you place on top of sheets but they didn’t work. In the morning, I would find the liner bunched up in a corner of the bed, the sheets wet and…it was another day of stripping the bed and more laundry!  Not to mention, I’m not a diligent laundress and it cost me. I would never remember to switch the dryer to “delicate” and it melted the liner backings. I was out of products to use and then Liz thankfully saved me and gave me a yoga mat to use.

 

“It is the little things in life that make a huge difference.”  – Amanda

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