Welcome to the ultimate guide for purchasing the perfect play mat for your little one! We have created a baby play mat that not only offers a comfortable and safe place for your baby to play, but also adds a touch of style to your home.

This guide will cover all the important factors you need to consider when choosing the right play mat for your baby, and why the The Young Folk Collective baby play mat stands out from the rest.

Get ready to discover the best play mat on the market, designed with your baby's comfort and development in mind!

Our Guide Covers

  • (1) Safety Features
  • (2) Comparison to other Play Mats on the market
  • (3) Comfort and Durability
  • (4) Design and Style, while Aiding Cognitive Development!
  • (5) Ease of Cleaning
  • (6) Customer Satisfaction
  • (7) Warranty
  • (8) Product Care
  • (9) Frequently Asked Questions

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    Safety features

    When it comes to providing a safe and comfortable play space for your little one, The Young Folk Collective has got you covered! Our baby play mat is made with the highest quality materials, free from harmful chemicals, and has received the prestigious EN71 safety certification, the gold standard for children's products.

    Not only is our play mat safe, but it's also incredibly soft and cushioned, giving your baby the perfect place to roll, crawl, and play. Say goodbye to hard and uncomfortable surfaces, and hello to a play space that is both comfortable and safe for your little one.

    So, when you're ready to provide the best play space for your little one, choose The Young Folk Collective baby play mat. It's the perfect combination of comfort, safety, and fun, making it a must-have accessory for any playroom or nursery. Plus, with our playful designs, you can add a touch of whimsy to your baby's play space. It's a win-win!

    Head over to our blog 'Baby Play Mats : Are You Buying The Safest Option?' for more safety information.

    Comparison to Other Play Mats on the Market

    At The Young Folk Collective, we know that there are a lot of options when it comes to baby play mats. But when you compare our play mat to the rest, the choice becomes clear. Our play mat stands out not just because of its bold retro designs, but also because of the way it contributes to your baby's cognitive development.

    That's right, our use of bright and bold colours is more than just a stylish touch - it's been specifically chosen to aid in your baby's cognitive development.

    Research from Australian government websites, such as the Department of Health and the Australian Government's Raising Children Network, recognises the importance of using high-contrast colours to help stimulate the visual system and promote healthy brain development.

    So not only will your little one love spending time on their play mat, but you can feel good knowing that you're providing them with an environment that will encourage their growth and development. And with our commitment to quality, you can trust that your play mat will be able to withstand the wear and tear of regular use.

    When it comes to baby play mats, you don't have to choose between style and functionality. With The Young Folk Collective, you can have it all! So why settle for a play mat that doesn't offer the same benefits as ours? Choose the best for your baby and get your hands on a The Young Folk Collective play mat today.

    Comfort and Durability

    As a parent, you want the best for your little one, and that includes a comfortable and safe play space. The Young Folk Collective baby play mat is designed with both comfort and durability in mind, making it the perfect choice for parents who want the best of both worlds.

    Your baby will love the soft and plush surface, perfect for rolling, crawling, and playing. And you'll love that it's made with high-quality materials that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday play. No more worrying about a play mat that won't last – our baby play mat is built to be as durable as it is comfortable.

    So, why settle for a play mat that's just okay, when you can have one that's oh-so-soft and oh-so-durable? The Young Folk Collective baby play mat is the perfect choice for any parent who wants a comfortable and safe play space for their little one. Whether you're setting up a playroom or just need a portable play space, our baby play mat has got you covered!

    Design and Style, while Aiding Cognitive Development!

    Parents, are you tired of dull and boring baby play mats? The Young Folk Collective baby play mat is here to add some style to your playroom! Not only is our play mat comfortable for your little one, but it also features bold retro designs that will stimulate their cognitive development.

    We believe that baby gear doesn't have to be just functional, it can be stylish and educational too! Our play mat is designed with bold retro colours that not only look great in any room, but also aid in your baby's cognitive development in a way that other play mats on the market just can't match.

    So why settle for an average play mat when you can have one that's not only comfortable, but also stylish and educational? The Young Folk Collective baby play mat is the perfect choice for parents who want the best of both worlds – a play space that not only looks great in any room, but also provides a stimulating environment for their little one. Choose our play mat and give your baby the gift of both style and cognitive development.

    We've compiled some great information on 'Developmental Benefits of Using a Baby Play Mat'. Head over to our blog to learn more.

    Ease of cleaning

    When it comes to keeping your baby's play space clean, why settle for anything but the best? The Young Folk Collective baby play mat is designed with ease of cleaning in mind, so you can spend more time enjoying your little one and less time stressing over messes.

    Gone are the days of struggling to get stubborn stains out of your play mat. Our play mat is made with materials that are not only soft and comfortable for your baby, but also easy to clean and maintain. Whether it's a spill or just everyday wear and tear, our play mat will be looking like new in no time.

    Don't let cleaning stress you out. Choose The Young Folk Collective baby play mat for a play space that's both stylish and practical. With its easy-to-clean design, you'll have more time to create lasting memories with your little one.

    Customer Satisfaction

    When it comes to finding the perfect play mat for your baby, you want to make sure you're choosing a product that's both safe and loved by other parents. Well, look no further because The Young Folk Collective baby play mat has received high praise from our satisfied customers!

    From its soft and plush texture to its unique and stylish design, our play mat has been a hit among parents. But don't just take our word for it, check out the glowing reviews and testimonials from previous buyers who have experienced the comfort and quality of our play mat first hand.

    At The Young Folk Collective, customer satisfaction is our top priority. We're confident that you and your baby will love our play mat, but don't just take our word for it, hear it from the parents who have already made the switch to The Young Folk Collective.

    Baby Play Mat Google Reviews


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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 🧡


    At The Young Folk Collective, we believe that purchasing a baby play mat should be a stress-free experience. That's why we offer a comprehensive 1 year warranty to give you peace of mind and protect your investment.

    Our guarantee ensures that if for any reason you're not completely satisfied with your play mat, we'll make it right. And with our warranty, you can have confidence knowing that your play mat is built to last and will provide a safe and comfortable space for your baby to play and grow.

    We understand that as a parent, you have enough to worry about without having to worry about your baby's play mat. That's why we've made it our mission to provide a product that not only looks great, but also offers unbeatable quality and protection. So why settle for less? Choose The Young Folk Collective baby play mat and experience the ultimate combination of style, comfort, and peace of mind!

    Product care

    To keep your play mat looking its best, we've created a cheat sheet to keep our play mat looking perfect for years to come.

    At The Young Folk Collective, we're dedicated to providing you the best products and care info out there!

    Play Mat Infographic

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    Learn more about  '7 Actionable Ways to Help you Baby to Crawl'.

    Are you ready to make a purchase? Find what you're looking for on of full range of play mats.