Puddle pads

What are puddle pads?
A puddle pad is a thick layer of specially prepared wool used to protect a mattress, floor, changing mat, or sling from urine or faeces. Essential for anyone practising Elimination Communication or during Potty Learning/Potty Training.
wool puddle pad
Why wool?

Wool is naturally highly water resistant. When liquid comes into contact with the fabric, it beads up on the surface where it can be soaked up using a cloth or towel, leaving the pad immediately clean and dry, with no need to wash!
Wool is naturally antibacterial, the lanolin reacts with urine in a chemical process to form salt, hence it won’t smell or harbour any bacteria. Any liquid absorbed into the fibres evaporates quickly, leaving no stain.
  • Machine washable
  • Suitable for lanolising
  • Soft and non-scratchy
  • Organic and eco wool available
  • From birth
  • Plastic-free
  • Biodegradable
  • Naturally flame-resistant

Is wool really that amazing?
Yes! Wool also helps babies to fall asleep faster, deeper, stay asleep longer and wake less frequently. It helps babies to regulate their body temperature and protects from mattress offgas. Sound too good to be true? Get your Puddle Pad now and see for yourself!

How soft does it feel?

We know that everyone has their own sensitivity to how fabric feels, so if you usually find wool soft enough to use against your skin, you can do so with our Puddle Pads. If not, you might prefer to cover it with a cotton sheet.

Because we believe the most important thing is to work in harmony with nature (as well as making a wool puddle pad which will perfectly protect your mattress) so we have chosen thick, heavy wool which is naturally water resistant and suitable for lanolising. We find it to be much softer than most wool fabrics and it is natural, with no added chemicals, flame retardants or dyes. You can be reassured that the fabric is hypoallergenic, naturally antibacterial and will help regulate your child’s temperature. It will last for many years, so when you’re done with it, please pass it on to another family. At the end of its natural life, your Puddle Pad is compostible and will naturally decompose with zero carbon impact.

Watch how a puddle pad works

Learn how to lanolise your Puddle Pad

What else makes us special?
Everything is handmade, according to fair trade standards and we use only materials that are eco and animal-friendly. We donate 10% of every purchase to charity.

Little Bunny Bear organic and eco-wool mattress protectors/puddle pads are available via our Etsy shop.