One unique feature of the MOOMU mat is the slightly sloped back. This really helps to minimize the chance of reflux for your little one. Reflux is common and usually normal. Most young babies up to one year old spit up since their digestive systems are immature, making it easier for the stomach contents to flow back up. Half of all 0-6 month old babies have reflux at least once per day. And it’s worst when baby lies flat on his back for a diaper change, especially just after having filled up during feeding. As feeding stimulates the digestive system you will find yourself often needing to change a diaper more or less directly after feeding. The MOOMU mat has been designed to keep babys' head above the level of its stomach to prevent this flow back up. Your little one is more comfortable in an uprighter position and a more upright position is shown to significantly reduce reflux. Reducing reflux reduces changes of clothes, reduces cleaning, reduces washing, reduces stress for you and baby! And that's exactly why we designed the back of our MOOMU mat like this.
A face-to-face setup
It's of the utmost importance that children have a sense of connection with their parents to feel safe and secure. The face-to-face setup of the sloped back promotes better eye contact between you and your little one. When parents’ and babies’ eyes meet something very special happens – an emotional connection is established. And that while you are changing a diaper, many times a day!
"Eye gaze is one of the first milestones baby achieves, and it is an exciting one! The developmental importance of eye gaze is both emotional and intellectual- it has special significance in early attachment and bonding and plays an important part in the process of obtaining information about the world and emotions. When a baby sees their parents' eyes and face, they start making associations: between food and feeder, between voices and persons, between a smile and what it means to be happy or loved, etc. This developmental milestone is significant in helping children develop capacities to be calm and regulated, engage and relate to others, and initiate and respond to different types of communication".
Dr Dana Erhard-Weiss
Prevent rolling off
Children falling of the changing table is one of the top 3 reasons why parents have to go to the hospital with their little one. The higher edges of the MOOMU mat create extra safety, to prevent your baby from rolling off. This doesn't mean you can leave your baby alone.Never leave the MOOMU mat when your baby is on it.
Feeling of being surrounded Babies need a nurturing and cozy surrounding and feel calmer being in a smaller environment, which mimics the mother’s womb. The higher edges of the MOOMU mat prevent baby from rolling off, but also create this smaller environment for your little one. Your baby will be much more relaxed while lying in a MOOMU mat, which will make a diaper change a lot easier.
Harmful substances free: 100% non-toxic
The MOOMU changing mat has been made to be very durable to stand up to everyday demand while also being very soft and comfortable. The mat is water resistant and very easy to clean. The stain repellent material is 100% non-toxic. Latex-free, PVC-free, BPA-free, Phthalate-free and Formamide free. Completely safe for your baby, and sustainable for Mother Earth.
The best fabrics for your baby's skin
Just like you wouldn't voluntarily rub chemicals on your baby's skin, you wouldn’t want to place them against your baby's skin when baby is lying on a changing mat. Our MOOMU ECO-covers are made from 70% Bamboo and 30% organic cotton muslin and double layered. MOOMU Inserts are made of 100% organic cotton. Both organic fabrics are free of harsh chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides that could irritate your baby’s skin. Bamboo and organic cotton not only helps to make a cleaner and healthier product for your baby, it also benefits the planet. In doing so it benefits all of us.
MADE WITH LOVE
Made by refugees and African mothers
All our covers and inserts are made by refugees in the Netherlands or mothers from "Aganang sewing' in South Africa. Aganang means 'uplifting each other' and that's exactly what we would like to do with these 2 projects. We help people with an fair income and they produce your textile with love and happiness.
Endorsed by parents, doctors & child care professionals
The MOOMU changing mat is developed with an eye for design, but especially to increase safety and comfort for baby. In our development process we worked closely with parents and child care professionals (pediatricians, midwives, nurses and nanny's) to design the best possible mat.