When choosing a baby playmat one of the things to look for is if it has detachable parts that can be used separately. A good example is the Bright Starts Activity Mat which consists of a playmat, a activity gym arch, pillow and mobile.
All parts of this multipurpose baby gym and activity playmat can be used individually. All of the components are soft and safe and promote baby development and sensory stimulation.
The large play mat is decorated with contrasty colors, soft but textured surfaces which enhance tactile sensations and cute ladybug designs. The soft, prop pillow promotes tummy time development and fun.
One of the features is the playmat mobile which can be detached. The mobile comes with a total of nine melodies and lights that dance and pulse to the music. Other fun toys include large mirror, spiral bead chaser, apple- shaped rattle, visually stimulating flash cards, and water-filled teether.
Main features of the Bright Starts Activity Play Mat:
- Soft prop pillow promotes tummy-time fun
- On-the-go mobile has lights, 9 engaging melodies and sounds plus 3 soft bugs to delight baby
- Large baby-safe mirror encourages visual exploration
- Visually stimulating graphic cards are dual-sided with high-contrast images and familiar baby faces
- Water-filled teether, spiral bead chaser, and apple rattle encourages reaching and grasping
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A baby play mat stimulates child development. Baby play mat and activity gyms attract your child´s attention and a baby playmat promotes body and mind activities. A playmat also focuses the activities to one region of your floor space instead of wandering out over your whole home.
What is a playmat? In short: it is a removable surface, often textile fabric, that provides comfort, protection from the environment and concentrates child activities to one area. Think of a picnic. The blanket you sit on is comparable to a playmat as a comfortable surface and it provides a localized setting for the gathering. The blanket becomes your “domain” in nature for the gathering. In the same way, a play-mat provides a “room” within the room for your child.
Children need to be allowed play and bustle without too much concern for the floor. A playmat serves as a soft surface for both play activities and rest. The playmat texture provides traction for small feet as well as protection from cold floors. If you have a carpeted floor you are still advised to use a playmat since it is easy to wash. Even if you clean your carpets daily, the longer hair fibers mean they never get fully cleaned. A playmat is easily cleaned in your washing machine.
Should you buy a big play mat with large action surfaces or a small playmat with suspended gym features? Both are great but if you have a child that has passed the crawling stage and can sit by itself, then you want a bigger area that your toddler can play on. Bigger baby, bigger mat.
Big playmats have multiple benefits compared to a normal rug, one of the most important being hygiene since the playmat material is smooth and easy to clean. Another reason is surface, where most rugs have abrasive surfaces that can cause rashes and discomfort to your baby.
Baby Care Pingko Playmat
A good example of a big baby play mat is the Baby Care Pingko Friends which has a smooth and waterproof surface while being soft and thick to ensure a soft landing when your toddler tumbles around. The somewhat spongy material also acts as a very good shield against cold floors and gives your toddler good traction when moving.
Big baby play mats of this type are almost always double sided with two colorful designs. Lightweight and pliable, storing a baby care mat like this one is done is a moment since you simply roll it up at put it away.
Although made from non-toxic materials, they are waterproof and we recommend you let the mat air for at least a day before use to get rid of the synthetic manufacturing odor that accompanies all spongy materials.
Play mat features
- Size: 82.7 x 0.5 x 55.1 inches
- Double sided design
- Lightweight and flexible
- Dampens noise
- Shields against falls
These types of playmats are just as good for babies, as older kids and are a economically smart choice because they do last a long time!
Here is a link where you can find more images and size choices of this playmat at the Amazon marketplace.
The Babycare mats are currently in the top 20 list of playmat and baby gym bestsellers.
You may also want to look at the Dwinguler play mats which are very similar.