Lifesaver XL Mat

£79.00 +1580pts

Whether you are experiencing big fun or big chaos, it is good to have big backup. Like our XL everything mat, the Lifesaver XL. With soft layers of absorption and a waterproof backing, our Lifesaver Mat is made for a messes of both the good and bad variety. And with it’s extra large size, the Lifesaver XL is ready for A LOT of whatever you are throwing at it.

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LENGTH: 54 inches
WIDTH: 38 inches

  1. Heavy-Duty wash (longest cycle) on warm (max. 140 F/60 C) with recommended amount of detergent. Make sure you use enough detergent.
  2. Line dry when you can or tumble dry on medium.
  3. Use a reputable, commercially available detergent, either plant-based or synthetic
  4. Do not use laundry soaps such as castile or coconut-based soaps and detergents with fabric softener.
  5. Watch your favorite reality show. Light up a celebratory cigar with a glass of red and give yourself a pat on the back for choosing Lil Helper. A cape is recommended but not necessary.


The bottom layer of the Lifesaver is lined with a waterproof material. That means that your bed, couch, or floor will stay dry as a bone and protected.

Absorbent & Stay-Dry

Hidden deep in the magical depths of this mat are layers of absorbency that will hide a shocking amount of liquid. Plus the naturally wicking charcoal topper will hide stains and keep everything feeling dry.

One Mat, SO MANY Uses

Intimacy Mat
Period Protection
Incontinence Support
Sweat Soaker
Sensory Play Mat

Mattress Protector
Potty Training Mat
...and more. 

You will find yourself reaching for this mat all the time. Whether you are feeling extra hot, or just like an extra hot-mess, the Lifesaver XL has you covered. Literally.


Size matters… 

Big mat = Big Potential

Sized at 56”x40” the Lifesaver XL takes all the awesome of its predecessor (the Lifesaver Original) to a bigger size and scale. That means MORE period protection properties, more mattress-saving potential, more coverage for sick kids or messy play, and more room for “extracurricular” bedroom activities 😉.

Nobody has time for “hand wash only.”

Easy to use, easy to take care of.

Make your mess and then pop it in the washing machine. The waterproof barrier is guaranteed to outlast 200 commercial launderings. Your rugged jeans (that you spent a whole afternoon picking out and that give you “internet-breaking” curves) will tear into rags after just 50 washes. And yes! It can go in the dryer too.



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Awesome Gift Idea 

Friends don’t let friends do laundry any more than hygienically necessary. Once you discover all the uses for this mat, it would be selfish of you not to share. The Lifesaver line is designed to tackle a variety of crises both at home and in the wild. Plus, with beautiful prints and solid-colored options, there is a mat for every taste.


Slices of cake, cups of coffee, the amount of patience you are graced with for the day… sometimes size REALLY does matter. So throw the XL in your cart and be prepared for anything life throws your way, big or small.



Looking for more effortless parenting hacks? Us too. If you find some, send them our way. In the meantime, here is more info about this wicked awesome mat.

Full FAQ Page

Newbie Guide

We recommend washing your Lifesaver XL on a heavy-duty warm cycle with a recommended commercially available detergent. Always line dry when you can, if not please tumble dry it on low! Any time you are dealing with super mega absorbent materials, we recommend avoiding any sort of fabric softener or dryer sheets that can coat the fabric and cause repelling.
Our new XL mats are a bit under 2x the size of our Lifesaver originals!
The design on these things is equal parts simple and genius! There is a waterproof backing that comes in our AH-MAZING prints. Paired with our comfy stay dry charcoal material you find in our beloved cloth diaper inserts. Our charcoal layer is a thirsty combination of naturally wicking material that will absorb a torrent of liquid and will still keep the surface feeling dry.
Of course they can! They are great for putting on your child's bed at night, or even laying over furniture during the beginning phases of potty learning! They are fast to absorb, so they can catch the biggest of accidents that your toddler may throw at them!
Our Lifesaver XL mats are a whopping 57” x 40” The perfect size for just about anything life throws at you!

Customer Reviews

Based on 116 reviews
Caitlin Fleming
Great purchase

Well-made, spacious and washes up great 10/10


I love this company and am so stoked to have purchased from them

Jessica Longmoor
5 Stars

So soft! Cleans easily in the washing machine .

Worth it; immediately ordered more.

Home from giving birth to my first child, I learned I tend to leak milk at night, leading to gross sheets. My mum loaned me an absorbent hospital mat she’d had for ages: cottony surface, hot to lay on, bunchy middle layer, and not very big when trying to share with a spit-uppy baby.

I found LilHelper on instagram and bought a mini for my changing pad and and XL for my bed. Loved them both. I was no longer too hot, the XL had plenty of room for me and my little when laid lengthwise across the bed, and the mini is exactly the size of my changing table’s top. Plus the interior absorbent layer doesn’t bunch up when you roll or shift on it!

I was so impressed with the absorbency and quality that I ended up ordering sleep saver crib sheets and a couple extra lifesaver mats. The quality is excellent and they’re way better than the ancient mat my mum had on hand to loan me.

When I laid out the second XL pad I bought, in Gibraltar Sea, I literally said out loud: wow that’s such an attractive mat. When my mum saw it, she said the exact same thing! Gorgeous and functional!

I’d say I’ll be buying again but I stocked up during the Black Friday sales and can’t imagine needing more, as I bought extras of everything and the quality clearly means they’ll last until my little is no longer in a crib or toddler bed anymore, and beyond!

TLDR: Worth the money, works great, can’t recommend enough.

Great for travel

In general I don't travel a lot. So when I was put on assignment in a different state for work for 3 weeks this was an absolute anxiety saver!

I have a very heavy flow and will usually have some sort of accident one or two nights while she is visiting. When I'm home it's no big deal, change the sheets and move on. Hotel sheets are stark white and the idea of having someone clean that kind of mess made by me gave me a huge amount of anxiety. This mat was so big that I could turn and not feel like it was moving underneath me. I could wash it right there in the tub and hang it to dry during the day.

It's so discrete it honestly just looks like a blanket and unless you know what it is I felt comfortable with the housekeeping staff seeing it.

I know I shouldn't be ashamed of having a flow visit but it can be a strong source of anxiety for me. And this mat really helped reduce it when I travel.

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