Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Review: Messy Me Splashmat

Messy Me Splashmat Review

We've been putting the Messy Me splashmat through its paces - here's our review!

Messy Me Splashmat Review

About Messy Me


Messy Me is a lovely family owned business based in Farnham. Established in 2012, they pride themselves on creating stylish products for mess - or, more specifically, for containing mess! Your little terrors can be as much as they like on Messy Me oilcloth. It's all going to be easy wipe afterwards.

The product range has grown steadily and now includes lots of infant must haves, from highchair covers and cushions, to tunic bibs and aprons. Even better is the fact that they all come with free UK delivery.

Marianna tests out a Messy Mat

About The Messy Mat


I didn't realise quite how messy a weaning baby can be until Marianna decided she wanted to start feeding herself. So, of course, the dining room is the one room in the downstairs of the house that has carpet. (It was like that when we moved in...) This meant that when I was asked which Messy Me product I would most like to review, it was a bit of a no-brainer.

The Messy Me splashmats are 90 x 120cms, made of hard wearing oilcloth with wipeable hems, and can even be machine washed at 30ยบ C. In short, they couldn't be more perfect for sticking under a highchair during mealtimes. Priced at £24, the mats come in a star pattern in four different colours - classic navy, olive grey, dusty rose, and teal blue - or a really pretty vintage floral design.

Messy Me splashmat in teal blue

Our Messy Me Experience


We went for the teal blue star design - the colour is gorgeous. The quality is great too; Messy Me sources their oilcloth from Denmark with the hemming and finishing done in the UK. It's a really good size, with plenty of material around the highchair at dinner time, and the material itself is sturdy yet supple. Marianna is happy to sit on it, even with bare legs, which says it all really!

I love that the mat is so easy to clean. For today's photos we set the mat up in our hallway which, technically, is all wipe clean but in practice is an exercise in sloshing mess from one bit of the floor to another. With the mat I can just pick up the whole lot and sort it out over the kitchen sink. Much easier.

Messy Me Mat

Marianna had great fun mixing up some flour, icing sugar, and milk - and I had a great time just wiping it off and being done with the whole thing. :) I love that it's something we can use again and again, even as Marianna gets older. Right now we're using it for messy play and as a highchair mat, but it's a good size for using at a table for craft projects too.

To find out more - or to get your own mat - check out the Messy Me website. You can also connect with them on social media via Facebook and Twitter.



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32 comments:

  1. Love seeing kids get messy! So many of my favourite childhood memories were incredibly messy, but it seems a lot of parents these days are scared of a bit of dirt or paint.

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    1. I was always covered in pen and paint as a kid! I'm trying to be quite relaxed about dirt and mess, but I don't always succeed, lol.

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  2. Here's to our kids making a mess! How lovely that the splashmat is stylish as well as practical.

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    1. I love the colour, it's really gorgeous.

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  3. That splashmat is a fab idea! I need something like that in the conservatory since that's where T has been playing a lot in this rubbish weather :)

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  4. This sounds like a great idea. My kids always use to get so messy when they were little :)

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    1. Marianna is like a dirt magnet. The moment I turn my back she's covered in it!

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  5. That would be perfect in our house! Farnham is just around the corner from us too! Love the print ;)

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    1. I love anything with stars on - I even had a starry handbag in a similar colour for a while! :)

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  6. This is such a fantastic idea and the design is fab, great for messy play x

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  7. Good mat for messy play otherwise It is difficult to cleanup the mess created by kids.
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    1. Definitely! I love the design too. :)

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  8. I probably need that mat too - I can make a real mess!

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  9. we probably need that mat in our house! from tots2travel

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  10. I could have done with something like this when my twins were babies. It looks fab x

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  11. Kids have so much fun getting messy and this splashmat looks great. Every home with kids should have one

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    1. It's definitely made my life easier!

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  12. My mum would have loved to have this when we were kids as we put her through the paces with out mess. The splashmat looks like its doing a good job

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    1. It's such a big time saver, I love it!

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  13. Warning babies are so messy. Lol. That mat would save the day.

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  14. I love the colour of this - great for keeping the floor clean

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  15. This sound like something my mom (and our mats) would love to get when we we're little. Having three kids on the house is not easy - my poor mom!!

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  16. Good to see a hard wearing mat like this on the market at last. Such a great idea

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