Top Pick Baby Play Mats
- Infant activity gym with 4 ways to play as baby grows: Lay & play, Tummy time, Sit & play, Take along
- 3 Smart Stages learning levels introduce animals, colors, shapes, numbers and real piano notes
- Large keyboard with 5 light-up keys, removes for take-along play!
- 5 repositionable toys: self-discovery mirror, elephant teether, crinkle panda, lion rattle & monkey cymbal clackers
- Super soft & thick, machine-washable play mat features loops to attach toys
- Infant activity gym with extra-large, machine-washable playmat that becomes a vehicle mat for toddler play
- Jumbo playmat reaches more than 3.5 feet long for plenty of space for lay & play, tummy time, and vehicle zooming
- Motion-activated ice cream truck plays 25 minutes of music and lights when baby bats it or pushes it along
- Comes with 7 toys, including 3 vehicles, 2 animals, and 2 role-play pieces
- Play grows with baby from infant to toddler
- KEEPING TODDLERS SAFE SINCE 1953: Worry-Free Safety! 71" x 71" Superyard playmat creates a fun play area by itself or under any North States Superyard- indoors or outdoors.
- NON-TOXIC, BPA FREE, HYPOALLERGENIC: All baby safe material, made of PE foam, no PVC. Flame retardant free.
- ADORABLE & FUNCTIONAL: Decorated with ABCs and animal friends, this water resistant mat easily wipes clean and provides hours of fun for baby.
- FOLDABLE: Forget puzzle tile play mats that are a pain to take apart and move. This interactive floor cushion conveniently folds down to approximately 18" x 23" and weighs under 3 pounds, making it...
- ADDED COMFORT: The soft and comfortable play surface sparks learning and development and is perfectly sized to fit under any North States Superyard. From tummy time to toddler play, this mat will work...
- Beautifully designed floor mat for the next level of home comfort. Soft to the touch, easy to clean and pets friendly.
- Ofie mat is a large single-foam mat that has reversible sides. Designed with a keen eye for detail, this shows how we believe home décor should be – simple, with a fun little twist (Little Bot...
- It’s a safe and non-toxic play mat for babies and families. Our play mats are made from some of the best foam materials that are both safe and durable, and as fellow parents, we understand just how...
- Little Bot play mats are tested in U.S. certified labs. They are free of heavy metals, BPA, Lead, Formaldehyde, Phthalate or fire retardant. There is no PVC or EVA foam in our play mats.
- Our floor mats measures 6.5 ft x 4.5 ft. They are super easy to clean and are vacuum safe. They can also be rolled up for storage when not in use.
- Deluxe newborn play mat and baby gym with 3 ways to play: lay & play, tummy time and take-along play
- Removable take-along toucan toy has 2 musical settings and plays up to 20 minutes of music and dancing lights
- 10plus repositionable toys and activities: plush monkey, self-discovery mirror, soft jingle lion, rollerball snail, clacker zebra and more
- Extra soft, machine-washable play mat folds for convenient storage
- Item arrives in frustration-free, easy-to-open packaging that's 100% recyclable and reveals what's inside.
Last update on 2023-05-13
What are Baby Play Mats?
A baby play mat is made up of a thick padded blanket and is designed for your baby to lie down on. Sometimes bows, with toys hanging from them, may surround the carpet. This way your baby can touch them with his hands and feet. Hanging objects can be mirrors, small stuffed animals, musical toys, and other sensory items that keep your little one busy. This allows him to play with the different functions of the play mat and to be able to react to colors, lights, textures, and sounds. A play mat is generally used from 2 weeks after birth until the baby is 12 months old.
Why Should You Buy a Good Baby Play Mat?
The baby play mat helps your child to discover his environment. Placed on the ground, a good baby play mat allows them to be able to wriggle without difficulty and to develop their movements and muscles. In this way, this mat contributes to the good physical and sensory development of your child. Finally, it helps to entertain your child!
How to Choose the Best Baby Play Mat?
There are a couple of play mats for children to choose from on the market. You can consider types such as:
- Play mats with arches: From the first weeks after birth, the play mat with arches allows your little one to familiarize themselves with colors and sounds. It features hanging toys to promote stimulation of the senses and motor skills.
- The play mat without arch: The arch-less play mat is composed of a quilted mat on which you can find shapes and toys. It is often more affordable than the play mat with an arch.
- The evolving play mat: The evolving activity mat allows different parts to be modulated to adapt to the child’s evolution. It thus accompanies the different phases of development and postures of your baby (playing position on the back, on the stomach, etc.).
What Features Should You Consider When Buying a Baby Play Mat?
Some of the features to consider while choosing a play mat are:
- Design: Under this criterion, you can find different patterns, shapes, and colors. To promote the visual awakening of your baby, we advise you to opt for contrasting colors.
- The shape and texture of the mat: A large majority of play mats are square but there are also rectangular or round ones. Here it is mainly about your personal preferences! Ideally, the mat is flat because this will allow your child to develop his muscles and movements while supporting himself on the floor.
- The dimensions: From about 3 months old, your child will start to roll over. For these reasons, we recommend that you choose a mat of sufficient size. The thickness of the mat is also important for the comfort of your baby. A model with a thickness of 4 cm and a homogeneous density is optimal.
- Safety standards: When buying a play mat, it is essential to check the safety standards. The model must be CE or CPC labeled which ensures that European or American standards are respected.
How Much Does a Top-Rated Baby Play Mat Cost?
You can find high-end play mats from recognized brands on the market in a price range of $50 and above. Thankfully, however, you can still find cheap play mats that are sold for under $20 up to $50. These affordable play mats will of course differ a bit from the high-end ones in terms of features and quality. But sometimes, even high-end models contain features that may not be a priority for you. So, the choice is up to you.
The play mat stimulates your baby’s senses. A good play mat is useful for your baby to discover his environment with his hands and feet in complete safety. This activity helps them develop their psychomotor abilities. Your little one will thus experience the different functions of the carpet as it evolves and react to the different colors, lights, textures, and also sounds.