Babies love to play and move around. They are not silent after the first few months and require a lot of area to play. You can hardly confine your baby to one corner of the nursery. Crèches and activity centers are a good place that can keep your child engaged. However, the bare floor will be too harsh for your baby if he or she is crawling on it or walking on it with his or her wobbly feet. Playmats come to your rescue when it comes to giving your child a comfortable surface to grow and play around. Even nurseries and playschools put playmats of different colors on the floor to ensure that the children don’t get hurt if they fall or even while walking and playing around. Playmats come in different sizes.
There are different brands that make playmats. Playmats are an integral part of your child’s developmental years. As they need to be soft they are usually made of polyester or fine quality fabric cotton. They come in different colors with different patterns drawn on them—each one suiting your taste. Some playmats are made of plastic that are environmentally friendly. Some of them are known as musical gym mats. These are powered by batteries and can play soft music that can help the baby put to sleep. They also have toys attached to them that keeps the babies entertained. They are like a playhouse for the child. These are suitable for babies between zero to twelve months. Some playmats are sturdy enough to be put in a garden that can help the child engage in physical activities that can help them strengthen their upper body. These are bigger in size and can be used by kids up to three years of age. They are made of environmentally friendly waterproof plastic.
A baby play mat has a musical gadget attached to them that runs on battery and plays lullabies and nursery rhymes. These have different animals drawn on them. Touching those animals will play their calling sounds that will help the baby to learn about these animals. These are made of cotton and electronic components. The pleasing sounds could stimulate the baby’s hearing abilities while the bright colors and different pictures could stimulate the baby’s observational abilities to a great extent.
A cotton baby play mat can be used as a gym play mat and can also be used for outdoor activities. These have raised sides so that the baby does not wander off. These play mats have cute swing plush toys that play charming musical sounds and keeps the baby entertained. They are flexible and made of thick material that acts as a cushion when the kid jumps on it. The bear pillow on it is super soft and pleasing to look at and can be used as a back and head support for the child. Made of soft cotton, these play mats can be folded when not in use.