I've really grown to love Momo Baby products since having the chance to review several pairs of their shoes. (You can read about them HERE, HERE, and HERE.) This time around I was asked to try out the Momo Baby Skid-Proof Silicone Place Mat. Of COURSE I chose the color purple. Not sure if it's a favorite of my kids, but I figure if it's going to be on my dinner table, it should be in a color I like. The biggest reason why I was excited for this review is because I have two messy toddlers. I know, toddlers are just inherently messy, however I am so tired of having to make sure their bowls aren't slipping all over the place when it's time to eat. Ever try to let a 1.5 year old eat soup from a bowl that won't stay in one place? It's nearly impossible and ends up everywhere.
"Skid-proof silicone placemat relies on its self-adhesive properties to keep small articles in place, preventing from slipping and vibrating. The placemat can be attached onto any smooth surface without leaving any sticky residue. Attach and remove multiple times without loss of tackiness. Mat is non-toxic, odorless, and hypo-allergenic." ~ Momo Baby
I've used a skid-proof mat from another brand before, and wasn't a fan. It didn't stay put very well, or not as well as I would have liked it to. If I'm going to spend money on a product, it needs to be worth it. This mat really appears to be worth it. It's a heavy silicone so it's pretty durable. (Unfortunately my kids are terrors at times and BIT pieces of it off.) So, don't let your kids get to it if they enjoy using their chompers to destroy things. Otherwise, it's durable. It's also flexible and stretchy. The only negative thing I noticed was that the color of the product on the website didn't quite line up with what I received. That's actually great for me because I liked the color much better once the product was in my hands. It wasn't quite as plain purple, but more of a dark pink-ish purple. (Think more red than blue.) But, as I said, I like the color better.
The place mat actually STAYS on the table. It's almost impossible to move unless you lift it up. There is NO sliding what-so-ever. Bowls, cups and utensils also stay put when placed on the mat. It's super easy to clean, however it does attract pet hair like nobody's business.
Minus the snafu of my kids thinking the mat was food, I really am happy with this product. I think it has made eating a lot easier for the kiddos and a lot less messy for mommy. I love that it's hypo-allergenic (not that we have allergies, but ya know, we could have other kids over), non-toxic, and doesn't have an odor. You know how awful it is taking a new children's product out of a box and it just smells like... chemicals. Ick.
*I was provided a product free of charge from Momo Baby in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.