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 bedwetting but was easy for us as parents to manage. And thus, PeapodMats was born!
When designing PeapodMats, we made a conscious decision to make them as breathable and as green as possible. By using a soft, breathable cotton and TPU coating for waterproofing, we achieved just that!
Our Experience With CBC Dragons’ Den
Pitching to the Dragon’s was an experience we will never forget. It was thrilling, fun, scary, and nerve racking all in one package! We prepared diligently on our pitch and rehearsed it many times to our friends, family and even our kids! After doing all of our research on the Dragons we had hoped Manjit would be the Dragon who would partner with us. We knew right away that Manjit totally and completely understood the purpose of our PeapodMats.
We knew she “got it” when she defended our PeapodMats to another Dragon who compared it to a towel. She was also a great sport by rolling around and demonstrating the PeapodMat on the bed. We were thrilled when Manjit made her offer and it has been an amazing journey since. Choosing to go on Dragons’ Den was one of the best decision we have made for PeapodMats!
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.
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.