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Zazi Messy Mat

We want to make it easier for everyone to get messy without the stress, and so we've created Messy Mats!

Messy Mats are absorbent play mats with a waterproof backing which stops liquids seeping through to the surface below. They're 150cm by 150cm, the perfect size for catching messes without taking up too much room. 

Messy Mats are ideal for picnics, messy play, under high chairs to catch spills, the beach, mattress protection, nappy-free time and for under the potty when your little one is toilet-learning. 

They're completely machine washable and come in a drawstring backpack, so you can quickly bundle them up and take them on the go. 



  • Gorgeousdesigns, originally hand painted by a Mama from the Zazi Community.
  • Dimensions: 150cm x 150cm 
  • Quilted, absorbent top layer
  • Waterproof base layer to prevent leaking
  • Machine washable
  • 100% Soft polyester front, trim and reverse
  • Draw string backpack


Washing Instructions

  • Gentle machine or hand wash at 40°C or below
  • Do not use fabric softener or bleach
  • Do not use fabric softener or bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
  • We recommend that you do not tumble dry this product and instead hang to dry to protect the waterproof layer.
  • Optional: Add an extra spin cycle to speed up drying
  • Hang your Messy Mat up to dry after use so that it has the chance to dry. Like any material, mould can form if left moist. 


Messy Mat FAQ

Are Messy Mats reversible?
The underside of our mats are black. The waterproofing works in either direction so you may choose to use the mat with the black side facing up for any activities that you think could stain your Messy Mat.  


How do Messy Mats work?
Zazi Messy Mats have a quilted polyester top layer, a padded middle layer and a waterproof base. They're absorbent, so liquids can soak into the top two layers and then the waterproof base prevents liquids seeping through to the surface below. 

Are they big enough for our family?
Four people can sit on this mat comfortably. They're a great size for covering beds up to queen size as a mattress protector, or to fit under high chairs to catch food. They're wide enough for the messiest of messy play. 

How can I  use a Messy Mat for toilet-learning?
Stick your messy mat over your child's fitted sheet to catch any middle-of-the-night accidents and protect their mattress. It'll mean you can quickly strip the Messy Mat away and get everyone back to sleep without having to change the whole bed. 

You can also put your Messy Mat under your child whenever they're having nappy free time. Place their potty on the mat to catch any wayward wees!

How messy can I get on the Messy Mat?
The whole point of our messy mats is for you to get as messy as possible. We know that messy play is fantastic for many areas of development but often us parents hold back from messiness because we're worried about damaging our property or dealing with the clean up. 

The reality is that even 'washable' paints and dyes can stain fabric, so yes, our Messy Mats can be stained. PLEASE don't let that stop you from getting messy. Messy Mats are created to protect your property, so it's better that the mat is stained rather than your home. The more stained you can get your Messy Mat, the more fun we know you're having!

Will it stay waterproof?
As long as you're following the care instructions correctly, our Messy Mats will stay waterproof. Avoid hot washes and tumble drying as this can deteriorate the waterproof layer. 

Information taken directly from the Zazi website.

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