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Kmart mum’s ‘genius’ mess-free puppy toilet training pad for toddler to enjoy painting in lockdown

Mum shares the ‘genius’ 18c buy that keeps her benches clean in lockdown during messy activities with the kids

  • A mum has been praised for her ‘genius’ cleaning trick using an unlikely item
  • She used puppy training pads as a place mat for her toddler daughter to paint on
  • The product cost just $18 for a pack of 100 toilet training pads (18 cents per pad)

A mum has been praised for her ‘genius’ cleaning trick that involves using a puppy toilet training pad as a place mat for her toddler daughter to paint on.

The mum, from New South Wales, shared the unlikely product she bought from Kmart, which costs just $18 for a pack of 100 toilet training pads (18 cents per pad).

‘Painting inside with the kiddies? Pro tip, put down a puppy pee pad first,’ she wrote in a popular Facebook group. 

‘It’s absorbent like newspaper but doesn’t seep through and when you’re done just roll it up and put it in the bin, no messy clean up.’

A mum has been praised for her ‘genius’ cleaning trick that involves using a puppy toilet training pad as a place mat for her toddler daughter to paint on

Once her girl was done with her painting, the mum simply tossed the pad into a bin

Once her girl was done with her painting, the mum simply tossed the pad into a bin

The mum securely taped the disposable pad to a coffee table so she doesn’t have to worry about her daughter getting paint on the white furniture.

‘I need some conveniences in life, and this happens to be one of them,’ she said.

‘Something this simple helps keep my toddler entertained in eye shot in the kitchen while I juggle her baby brother during day to day life.’

Once her girl was done with her painting, the mum simply tossed the pad into a bin.

Her post was met with more than 750 ‘likes’, with many saying it’s a ‘brilliant idea’.

‘This is a fabulous idea! I’m an artist and I’ve been using a plastic table cover, but the paint and water beads up and rolls off and still get on my clothes and furniture,’ one artist wrote.

‘I could use and re-use one of these as it would absorb the paint and I could leave it to dry and use it heaps of times.’

The mum, from New South Wales, shared the unlikely product she bought from Kmart, which costs just $18 for a pack of 100 toilet training pads (18 cents per pad)

The mum, from New South Wales, shared the unlikely product she bought from Kmart, which costs just $18 for a pack of 100 toilet training pads (18 cents per pad)

The artist said she already has a bunch of leftover toilet training pads in her cupboard after buying a puppy. 

‘I didn’t think to use them for painting. It will be so much better than what I’m currently using,’ she added.

Other mums said the idea was perfect for their ‘messy’ kids, while others described it as a ‘game changer’ and ‘clever’.

Many explained how the pads have come in handy around their house.

‘These are the best things ever! I use them all the time, for craft, painting, messy play, change table, I used them on my bed when I was breastfeeding, and I now use them on my eldest boy’s bed as he is night time toilet training,’ one mum said.

And another added: ‘I use puppy pads in my art room as a base to catch my paint, resin and glitter.’



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