Leander beats Stokke in the change mat department – because it is waterproof! But that is where the benefits end. The Leander change pad is designed to cover two thirds of the top – a design supposedly intended so the remaining space can be used for wipes and other items handy to have around in the nappy changing process. The side of the pad are contoured to support the baby staying on the mat and importantly, the pad itself is hygienically waterproof. The problem with waterproof change mats of course is when the seams start to split exposing inner foam to some less than delightful fluids. The design may seem sound, but it can also result in a messy looking nursery. Even with some exceptional sewing skills, it is tricky to get a clean looking fit on any cover that goes on top, and the waterproofing (while hygienic) is also pretty crinkly – not ideal for those late-night nappy changes!
In my quest for designing beautiful and functional baby solutions, I have created a new change pad that addresses all the weaknesses in the Leander change pad.
The Sarah Anne and Little Lion change pad is a streamlined product that cover the entire top of the change table surface. This gives you more space when changing baby, especially when they start to get wriggly. A soft and comfortable foam is used that would make Goldilocks happy – not too thick and not too thin – with a poly cotton cover encasing the whole pad. “But that’s not waterproof!” I hear you say. No problem, because I have a full range of waterproof covers that will protect the pad, are machine washable and can be custom made in your choice of colour or pattern to get your nursery exactly right.
So, what are the options for the Sarah Anne and Little Lion change pad to fit the Leander change table? There are so many! All feature an elasticated underside – just like a fitted sheet for beds – making it easy to get them on and off. This is a vital feature when dealing with some of the messier nappy changing situations – one step to remove before popping the cover in the wash! Here are some of the available types of change pad covers:
As always, I am extremely happy to facilitate custom orders. Maybe you have a particular colour, pattern, or other theme in mind for your nursery, or perhaps you have a favourite quilt cover you would like to repurpose. Sarah Anne and Little Lion can take care of your custom nursery needs.
Have a look at my website for available options