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One Piece Placemat

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The Happy Mat makes kids’ mealtime less messy and less stressful, with an all-in-one plate and placemat and an all-in-one bowl and placement. The fact that these solutions were invented by a mother of three young boys almost goes without saying.

That mom, Lindsay Laurain, was tired of chaotic, food-flung dinners. She created a large silicone placemat with an integrated three-section plate. It suctions onto a counter or table,
so there’s nothing to slide around and no upset dishes. Any mess your little eaters make is more likely to end up on the mat, which rolls up easily afterward.

Each Happy Mat is dishwasher safe, so cleaning is a snap. And if your kid takes a while to eat, the Happy Mat goes right in the microwave. It’s FDA-approved, made with a 100% safe silicone. And it stores easily, and doesn’t leave marks on surfaces, so it’s great on plane trips. You can use it for craft time, too.

Plus, remember when you were a kid, how you liked things made just for you? That’s why kids will be happy to use the Happy Mat. You’ll be happy too—especially when dinner is done.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey

    Hi Grommet! I am Lindsey the founder of the EzPz Happy Mat and a proud mother of 3 boys! I developed this one piece silicone placemat and plate after too many messy meals at my own house. I am here if you have any questions!

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 12:04 PM

    Hi, I am here if you have ANY questions :)

  • Mark
    Mark
    3/16/2015 12:11 PM

    @Lindsey This is a great idea! How big is the mat, it looks too big to fit in a microwave?

  • Charles
    Charles – Grommet Team
    3/16/2015 12:14 PM

    Oh, wish I had a few of these about 12 years ago!

  • Dan
    Dan – Grommet Team
    3/16/2015 12:15 PM

    @Mark: Dan here from The Grommet Community Experience Team. The dimensions of the mat are 10"x15"x1"

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 12:30 PM

    @Dan Thanks! It fits in the microwave easily @mark :)

  • Geoffrey
    Geoffrey
    3/16/2015 12:30 PM

    I'd like to have one (okay, several) designed for pets like mine who like to flip their water bowls over for grins.

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 12:38 PM

    @Geoffrey coming soon :) We keep everyone updated on our facebook page. Love the suggestion! Please keep them coming.

  • Marie
    Marie
    3/16/2015 1:21 PM

    @Lindsey -- I second Geoffrey's comment! I have a cat that likes to drop his toys in his water bowl and then proceed to batter the bowl around and spill water in the process. There is definitely a niche in the pet market for this kind of product. I'll keep an eye out for it. Thanks! :-D

  • Jackie
    Jackie
    3/16/2015 1:22 PM

    @Lindsey they make them for pets already....look at neaterfeeder.com

  • Marie
    Marie
    3/16/2015 1:28 PM

    @Jackie -- Thanks for the tip. I will check out neaterfeeder, but I'd certainly be happy to support Lindsey's small business as well if she can come up with a comparable quality product.

    @Lindsey-- I tried looking for your FB page, but I don't see it. I only see a "Happy Mat" Yoga business.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    3/16/2015 4:47 PM

    @Marie The Facebook page is ez-pz.

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    3/16/2015 12:43 PM

    Suggestion for possible, future iteration design: integrate a drinking cup element (near the edge closest to the child) with a twist-on lid, featuring a permanent straw. NO more knocking over drinks or spills! ;0)

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 12:53 PM

    @Ellen Love it. Thanks Ellen!

  • Lynn
    Lynn
    3/16/2015 12:48 PM

    Lindsay this is an amazing idea!

    Can you tell me where this is made?

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 12:53 PM

    @Lynn it is made responsibly in China; we have a phenomenal manufacture. When I started working on the Happy Mat I exclusively reached out to US manufacturers and, unfortunately, was unable to arrive at a cost structure worth pursuing.

    The good news is that I have a terrific partner in China and I am 100% committed to a responsible manufacturing process and safe products for kids. The Happy Mat is made from high-quality FDA approved silicone that is non-toxic, PVC, BPA and phthalate free. It is designed in the United States and luckily we have been able to hire quite a few folks!

  • christopher
    christopher
    3/16/2015 1:27 PM

    @Lindsey even with the cost of overseas shipping, to keep costs down, it's so disappointing that American ingenuity cannot figure out a way to make nice products like this compatibly priced. no small ones here anymore, but the cup thing, as well as the pet dish are very good ideas. good luck!

  • Abraham
    Abraham
    3/16/2015 1:32 PM

    My wife and I are ready to buy this ASAP because our 2-year-old and soon to arrive baby #2 can/will be using this! Quick question, how well do the suction cups work on wood?

  • Dan
    Dan – Grommet Team
    3/16/2015 1:56 PM

    @Abraham: Lindsey can back me up on this, but in my experience on a smooth wood surface such as a finished table or countertop, the suction is quite strong, as on other flat surfaces.

    If you use this on a wood surface with gaps, such as a picnic table, the mat wont adhere to the surface, though it still stays pretty solidly in place by weight alone.

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 1:57 PM

    @Abraham the suction works as long as the surface is flat and no air can get underneath the mat. SO a really grainy wood table won't be great for the suction. Honestly, you should be fine with your 2 year old and not even need the suction (we started with the boys when they were 2). The Happy Mat really is WAY more than the suction (even though that feature is awesome). Congratulations on #2 and let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Kim Marie
    Kim Marie
    3/16/2015 2:42 PM

    Lindsey, great idea and I'd love to purchase. Would this work on a high chair tray? or only on a flat surface such as a counter. Also, would this work on a wood table?

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 2:51 PM

    @Kim Marie Thanks! It really depends on the high chair size; the current Happy Mat is 10*15 inches. It will work on a wood table as long as no air can get underneath the mat. SO a really grainy wood table won't be great for the suction.Another option is to remove the high chair tray and push the chair right to the table. This way, you could have your kid at the table with you. The Happy Mat really is WAY more than the suction (even though that feature is awesome) :)

  • Corinne
    Corinne
    3/16/2015 3:16 PM

    Hi @Lindsey! We purchased our Happy Mat for Christmas and just started using it with our 10 mo old. He has already figured out how to pull up the corners and overturn the mat. We're using it on a clean, smooth table. I've tried the mat dry and wet. I have tried it a few times and he can flip it over every time. Any pointers on how to get it to work is appreciated.

  • Dan
    Dan – Grommet Team
    3/16/2015 3:39 PM

    @Corinne Sounds like you have a very clever 10 month old! Let's see if Lindsey has any suggestions.

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 3:42 PM

    @Corinne ugh so sorry to hear that! We are actually modifying the edges to make it harder for kids to peel but they won't be released for a bit. The Happy Bowls have the new edge and will be released at the end of this month. It sounds like you are doing everything correctly; unfortunately, kids can technically peel at the corners but we have found majority pull at the plate so it suctions. We made a video in regard to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPZrgF8e7Lk. I hope this helps and sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Gerald
    Gerald
    3/16/2015 3:40 PM

    is there a pet application in the works?

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 3:43 PM

    @Gerald Yes :)

  • Cynthia
    Cynthia
    3/16/2015 4:31 PM

    Lindsey, Congratulations on creating such a fabulous product! It's a wonderful idea and a PERFECT first birthday gift for all my friends, nieces & nephews. Luv it!

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 5:00 PM

    @Cynthia Wow, nicest comment ever! Thanks :)

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    3/16/2015 4:45 PM

    Hi Lindsey. Already have a Happy Mat. Just want to say it is a super product, and wish you well in your business. Yay for less mess!!

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 5:00 PM

    @Barbara Thanks Barb. You have no idea how much I appreciate you taking the time to write that! It is so fun how all of our growth has been grass roots. Thanks again.

  • smiling
    smiling
    3/16/2015 5:40 PM

    Lindsey this is brilliant

    good luck with this. but i do hope you continue looking for a manufacturer in the states

  • Lindsey
    Lindsey – Special Guest
    3/16/2015 11:31 PM

    @smiling I will! We really have brought SO much business to the US (exciting). My team, fed ex, suppliers, packages, accountant, lawyers blah blah :)

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