The baby/toddler play mat is probably the most versatile and practical product on the market to cater for the needs of the little ones.
Not only can these mats be used in a number of different ways, but they can also provide important benefits regarding proper baby development.
Best First Baby Toys
Play mats are one of the best first baby toys because they provide a safe, clean surface for babies at home or on-the-go. They can also provide entertainment that promotes development.
Most play mats are easy to clean and easy to pack for when you are on the go. Some even come with their own carry bag.
So, when your baby is ready to move past your arms and on to the next phase of their development, a play mat is an almost essential investment.
Most quality play mats have designs directly on the mat, so that your baby can enjoy visual stimulation on the mat during “tummy time”, even before they are ready for interactive toys.
Car Themed Play Mat
Babies and toddlers can enjoy hours of fun on this car themed play mat. It is a ready made interactive wonderland for them to explore. Turn it around and you have another design. Available at our stores. At Household Plastic we also stock a range of interlocking foam mats, roll-up mats and other play mats for babies and toddler.,
Babies are learning all the time. We know that bold patterns stimulate visual development. Black and white designs tend to be a popular choice because they are contrasting shades, which are among the first patterns that babies will notice. Bright, vivid colors are also attractive to your baby.
What Colours do Babies see First?
Even in the womb babies can tell the difference between light and dark. And at birth, they see shapes by following the lines where light and dark meet. Yet, they are several weeks old before they can see their first primary color – red.
Play Mat Materials
Speaking of materials, while there’s a wide range of foam and canvas and other varieties. Make sure you buy a play mat that suits your needs and that is easy to clean.
Some play mats are designed especially for babies, but most are suitable for toddlers as well and it’s safe to say it grows with your little one.