Baby Play Mats

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  • 'The bold adventurer succeeds the best'

    Have you noticed that most baby play mats on the market are either cartoonish even though they are used in the main living area of the house... or at the other end of the scale, too plain to suit your family's aesthetic? We’ve noticed too!

    As a parent you will be proud to display your very own artistic playmat in any room of the house.

    Functional beauty is a core value at The Young Folk Collective, and our new Australian designed waterproof playmat for babies are no exception!

    Product Description:

    • Our Foam Play Mats are the highest-quality non-toxic polyurethane.
    • A Memory Foam Core is at the heart of our play mats, making them shock absorbing.
    • Super soft and durable is the best way to describe them. Think yoga mat!
    • They are very easy to clean - Soft damp cloth or mild detergent only.
    • Suitable for all ages - From newborns to grandparents!
    • Fully reversible with an amazing design on each side.
    • Storage made easy with simply rolling them up with supplied Velcro straps.
    • Completely waterproof making any spills simple to clean.
    • Fully compliant with the highest International Standards.
  • Have you noticed that most baby play mats on the market are either cartoonish even though they are used in the main living area of the house... or at the other end of the scale, too plain to suit your family's aesthetic?

    So here’s the truth - play mats use these bold clashing colours for cognitive development which is great, however not for your living room decor. And of course every parent would choose their babies development over style. 

    Wouldn’t it be great to have the best of both worlds? You are in luck because we have developed the solution for you!

    Our foam padded playmats are designed by renowned Byron Bay artist Harley and J using her signature bold, yet tasteful colours and repeating patterns.

    Why does this matter? Harley and J's seamless balance of bold contrasting colours and signature retro designs are perfect to support baby’s visual perceptual skills, whilst fitting in harmoniously with your home's existing decor. 

    Functional beauty is a core value at The Young Folk Collective, and our new Australian designed waterproof playmat for babies are no exception!


  • We endeavour to answer any of your questions here, however if you have any further questions you would like to ask us, please contact us via email at

    Frequently Asked Questions.

    How do I care for my play mat?

    Play Mat Infographic

    How to clean your play mat

    How do I clean my play mat?

    Warm soapy water with a damp cloth to wipe down every day use is all that is needed. Damage may occur if you use harsh cleaning agents like bleach, so it is best to avoid them.

    Play Mat Pet

    Can my pets play on my mat?

    Our play mats are very durable, but like everything they have their limits and pets nails and claws can get sharp! It is best to keep your pets off your mat as puncher marks may occur.

    Baby Play Mat Non-toxic

    What are your play mats made of and are they non-toxic?

    Our mats are made from a high density polyurethane and are made to the highest international standards. You can rest assured that our mats are safe for your little ones.

    Play Mat Roll

    How do I store my play mat?

    Most of the time your play mat will be left on the ground, however if you need to store it, it is best to roll up the mat as it is when it is delivered to you. Two velcro straps are included to keep your mat nicely secure when rolled up and stored away.

    Play Mat High Chair

    Can I place my play mat under a high chair or couch?

    Our mats are designed to be super absorbent and flexible. Due to this, placing the mat under hard and heavy objects will cause them to dent and is not recommended.

    Baby Play Mat Sun

    Can I use my play mat outside?

    YES! As our play mats are 100% waterproof they make a great safe and soft environment for you and your baby to enjoy some sunlight. Prolonged exposure to the sun may fade the colours of your mat however, so it is best keep your mat out of sunlight for most of the time.

    Padded Play Mat Vacuum

    Can I vacuum my play mat?

    Vacuuming your mat is not recommended as some vacuum heads have harsh bristles that my scratch and damage your play mat.

    Baby Play Mat Shoes

    Can I wear shoes on my play mat?

    We recommend taking off your shoes whilst using your play mat. Some shoes like high heels may cause permanent denting to your play mat.

    Play Mat Edges

    The edges of my new playmat is lifting up, is this normal?

    Yes, this is perfectly normal! When taking your new mat out of your box for the first time, unroll it in the reverse direction and place flat on the floor. This may take up to a couple of days to relax.

    Play Mat Age

    At what age is suitable to purchase a play mat?

    Purchasing a play mat when your baby is first born is a great idea, even when your baby is not mobile. It provides a safe and comfortable space for you and your baby to get to know one another.

    Play Mat Crawling

    When do babies crawl and roll?

    All babies start crawling at different ages so you should never worry or push your baby to crawl as they may not be ready. Below are 7 simple ways to encourage your baby to crawl. Remember, let them be the teacher!

    Crawling has many benefits in helping baby development, including strengthening muscles, helps with flexibility, brain and vision development, and improves posture and balance, to name a few.

    See our blog post on '7 Actionable Ways to Help you Baby to Crawl' located here.

  • Baby Play Mat Google Reviews

    Our Google verified customer reviews can be viewed here.
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    Such a beautiful mat design compared to others in the market! It goes so well with our decor 😀 so glad that we made the investment as it used for nappy free tummy time (as it's waterproof) is easy to clean, is a beautiful addition to bubs play pen plus I use it as my yoga mat sometimes.
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    Really great design and quality. Couldn’t be happier. Customer service was also excellent! The playmat was shipped promptly and when the couriers accidentally delivered to the incorrect address, Skye was very kind and helpful over email trying to sort it out. Have had many compliments on this beauty.
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    I have bought a Moses basket with stand and a playmate from Young Folk Collective and cannot rate the quality and aesthetic of each product high enough! 

    Our Moses basket is beautiful and sturdy and stayed with our son from his first night home until he was ready to move into his cot at 5 months. It is beautiful quality and looks exactly as described online. 

    The playmat is one of my favourite products to date. It’s very thick and soft so perfect for kneeling on, and cushioning those many falls as we are learning to sit up. It’s a beautiful pattern that is fun but also funky and fits with our home decor without being loud and gawky. The patterns are very stimulating and my son loves looking at the butterfly’s and mushrooms and flowers. Super easy to clean and move around also!
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    Such a beautiful play mat and the quality is amazing and I love that it comes with two different patterns, makes it super versatile. Suits our retro themed nursery and I can’t wait for our little man to become earth side, so he can spend hours playing on this gorgeous mat. Thank you 🙏🏻 🙌😊❤️😍
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    Ordered two play matt’s and was so pleased with the service, I had even changed my mind on the design I wanted and they were so friendly and were able to amend my order. The mats are so soft and squishy very comfy to sit on with your little one! The patterns are so nice and compliment our house and our little ones eyes are drawn to them! Couldn’t ask for a better play mat and the size is perfect! The best thing is it doesn’t get squished and stay squished it bounces back to original padding.
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    Gorgeous products - the orca Moses basket is absolutely gorgeous and I can't wait till my little one arrives! I also bought an extra large playmat which is so super soft and the size fits our play room perfectly, both my older kids love sitting on the mat and I love how easy it is to clean vs the rug we used to have in there.
    Raw Edge Boutique
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    The new playmat we ordered is just beautiful! Such amazing quality and the print looks stunning in every room in the house. Quick delivery even from a pre-ordered item. Thanks so much xx
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    Ooh these are the most amazing playmats ever I bought two and as a foster mum these are so easy to clean and a lot of kids even fall asleep on them and the 70’s design suits my house thanks so much 🧡

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