Below are the 5 essential factors which make up a good baby mat. We will give you a brief overview of each to help explain exactly why all our play mats are the best on the market.
What Makes a Good Play Mat?
A non-toxic mat is at the top of our list of what makes a good play mat for a reason. If a baby mat has toxic properties to its makeup, we recommend not purchasing it.
We have created an article that dives into this topic in more depth : 'Baby Play Mats : Are You Buying The Safest Option?'
- Good Shock Absorption
In the early months of a baby's life, a lot of time is spent on a playmat. The mat should provide a safe environment by providing enough cushioning and support when the inevitable trip and fall occurs.
- Waterproof and Easy to Clean
We all know how messy newborns up to toddlers can be. From drool to a Crayola piece of art, you are going to need a playmat that is waterproof and easy to wipe clean. Look for a mat that is completely waterproof and can simply be cleaned with a soapy damp cloth.
A good play mat will be large enough for your baby to move around and have a lot of space to explore their environment. Being large means that they take up a lot of floor space. A good play mat will be easily packed away, either by rolling it up or folded to store away easily.
- A Great Design
You will be pleased to know that the days of brightly coloured play mats filled with cartoon animals are gone. Today there is a great selection of designs to suit every households' tastes from the more minimalistic Scandinavian style to up-to-date bold designs created by talented Australian artists.
It is important to note that the old cartoon styled designs served to allow newborn babies to focus on bold and contrasting patterns. However, this ability can also be achieved without compromising style.
Play mat benefits for your baby:
Cognitive, Visual and Motor Skills development.
- Stimulates a baby to crawl and use legs, hands and arms to explore.
- Perfect for tummy time and yoga.
See article on 'Developmental Benefits of Using a Baby Play Mat'
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'We only work with the best artists, suppliers, and materials worldwide to provide play mats that are currently enjoyed in thousands of Australian homes.' - Skye, owner of The Young Folk Collective
Functional beauty is a core value at The Young Folk Collective, and our new Australian designed waterproof playmat for babies are no exception!
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