VÄDRA Babycare mat,
How to get it
The soft foam filling and raised sides make precious moments at the changing table comfy and safe for your baby. Made of harmless plastic that’s easy to wipe off to clean.Delivery costs or service costs for Click & Collect and collection from a pick-up point Article Number802.261.37
The first nappy changes can feel like a real challenge, but with a soft babycare mat the moment feels both secure and comfortable for you and your newborn baby. Perfect to have on the changing table at home and easy to bring on a trip.
The babycare mat is water-resistant and is very easy to clean with a wet cloth. You can also add detergent when needed, just remember to thoroughly wipe off afterwards.
The soft, smooth surface is durable and contains no substances, phthalates or chemicals that can harm your baby's skin or health. A safe choice for your child – and for the environment.
The three raised edges increase safety and reduce the risk of falls.
IKEA of Sweden
Fits all our changing tables except SNIGLAR changing table.
May be completed with VÄDRA baby care mat cover, sold separately.
- Main parts:
- 100% polyester (min. 90% recycled), 100% PEVA
- Filling material:
- Polyester wadding, Polyethylene foam
- Always put the babycare mat on the changing table or another stable surface. Always keep an eye on your child. For added comfort, complete with a cover for babycare mats.
Measurements and packaging
Length: 74 cm
Width: 48 cm
- VÄDRAArticle Number802.261.37
Width: 49 cm
Height: 9 cm
Length: 75 cm
Weight: 0.70 kg
Our take on polyester
Polyester is a durable, wrinkle-resistant and easy-care material that is ideal for many home furnishing products like rugs, pillows, quilts and cushions. The downside to virgin polyester is that it is made from oil, coal or natural gas. This means that when we use virgin polyester, we are exhausting the planet’s natural resources. Our response to this, is to replace all virgin polyester with recycled in our products. In 2020, we achieved the milestone of replacing 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products and will accelerate the transformation towards the aim of only using recycled polyester throughout the product range where polyester is used.
Virgin vs recycled polyester
Originally, all polyester was made from oil-based raw materials which are not renewable but we are switching to only using recycled polyester. The good thing is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without negatively affecting the quality of our products. When we make products from recycled polyester, we give a second life to material that is not biodegradable and reduce the amount that may otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. Instead, PET and other sources of polyester are used to make textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps. Recycled polyester is just as good as virgin polyester in terms of looks, quality and function, and produces about 50% less in CO2 emissions. And the material is just as clean and safe in every way.
Some challenges with recycled polyester
Recycled polyester makes us less dependent on oil. The amount we convert, is equal to the amount of virgin fossil fuel we eliminate from our polyester raw material (this excludes potential dyeing and other post recycled polyester production treatments). With some exceptions, the challenge is not the conversion of polyester into recycled itself, but to make it available to everyone by keeping it affordable. Buying low environmental impact products often comes with a higher price tag. We want to change that by working to make recycled polyester products more affordable and accessible to the many people.
Only recycled polyester
IKEA is committed to end the dependency on virgin fossil materials and only use renewable or recycled materials by 2030. We are accelerating this movement for polyester in our range and aim to replace all virgin polyester in our textile products with recycled. In 2020, IKEA replaced 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products with recycled polyester. In volume, this means we converted 130,000 metric tonnes of recycled polyester, and saved 200,000 tonnes of virign polyester. We haven’t reached our 100% goal yet, but we have come far and overcome many obstacles on the way. These volumes make us a leader in converting to recycled polyester and we hope that our decisions can inspire and motivate whole industries to change.
At IKEA, we demand that all recycled polyester used in IKEA products shall come from recyclers that are compliant with the Global Recycled Standard and traceability is secured to the IKEA product through requirements toward the IKEA Suppliers. By only using recycled polyester that meets the Global Recycled Standards we manage to secure social, environmental and chemical practices at the recycler’s production. We believe that the GRS standard is the best standard on the market today. We work with our partners and textile organisations such as Textile Exchange to further improve standards on recycled materials, including traceability of material beyond the recycling units.
What is recycled polyester?
When we create products from recycled polyester, PET bottles and other sources of polyester get a new life in products like textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps. When using them, you get to enjoy exactly the same quality and function as with virgin polyester products. And naturally, they’re just as clean and safe in every way. And perhaps the very best part – you contribute to using less new raw materials too.
Safe and comfortable for both of you
The first diaper changes can feel challenging, but with a soft babycare mat, changing times will be both safe and comfortable for you and your newborn baby. The high sides provide a good support and the soft foam filling gives your baby even relief from head to toe. Made of durable, harmless plastic that is easy to wipe clean and free from substances, phthalates or chemicals that can harm your baby's skin or health. Good to know – and good for our environment.