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Play Mats

You might like to purchase a play mat for a number of reasons including ensuring baby has their own defined space to relax on, to encourage tummy time and crawling, for more than one child to play together on, to take away for play at Grandparents etc, or to have enough space for you and baby to spend eye to eye quality time together. Predominately, play mats are chosen for their contribution in strengthening neck and back muscles in addition to balance skills through tummy time activities. Therefore, many of the mats come with pillows in a half moon shape designed to help support baby in these initial stages. Different textured sections and colours on the mat also help to encourage exploration face down in addition to interactive sections that for example sound when pressed. This all helps in the stages leading up towards crawling and movement.
 
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Lamaze Spin & Explore Garden Gym
The Lamaze Spin and Explore Garden Gym is suitable from birth up to 6 months. It features a wonderful full 360 degree rotating tummy time base and a activity filled play mat, ensuring your child has hours of fun whilst developing their muscles, core senses and motor skills.
RRP : £33.99Our Price : £24.99Save : £9.00
Bright Starts Pretty in Pink Tummy Cruiser
The Bright Sparks Pretty in Pink Tummy Cruiser is suitable from birth and is bound to keep your little baby girl's play time packed with excitement and intrigue. Particular designed for tummy time play, this play mat comes with a padded tummy time pillow and an excellent padded activity dashboard, designed to mimic a car.
RRP : £22.99Our Price : £21.99Save : £1.00
Tummy Cruiser
The Bright Starts Tummy Cruiser is suitable from birth and is bound to keep your baby's play time packed with excitement and intrigue. Particular designed for tummy time play, this play mat comes with a padded tummy time pillow and an excellent padded activity dashboard, designed to mimic a car.
RRP : £22.99Our Price : £21.89Save : £1.10
Tiny Love Super Mat
Suitable from birth, the Super Mat by Tiny Love is a large padded play mat featuring a bright and colourful design, various textures and has built in carry handles for ease of use. This play mat has built in activities to help the development of your baby's senses and motor skills.
RRP : £39.99Our Price : £36.99Save : £3.00
Bright Starts Tiny Turtle & Friends Prop & Play Mat
The Bright Starts Tiny Turtle & Friends Prop & Play Mat is a soft play area designed to encourage healthy tummy time play and exercise.
RRP : £12.99Our Price : £12.39Save : £0.60
Lamaze Lay & Play Activity Mat
This large and multi colourful play mat from Lamaze is full of developmental features that capture baby’s imagination and stimulate the senses.
RRP : £14.99Our Price : £11.99Save : £3.00
Taf Toys Kooky Picnic Mat
Suitable to use from birth the Taf Toys Kooky Picnic Mat encourages baby's gross motor skills development while in the outdoors. It is a generous size and features colourful illustrations to stimulate baby's senses. Babies will love the cute Kooky characters and the illustrations will stimulate parent–baby interaction and baby's emotional intelligence.
RRP : £27.99Our Price : £16.99Save : £11.00
Taf Toys Pond Mat with Pillow
This baby mat has a very specific special feature which is the pillow that it comes with the help encourage tummy time and position baby to help strenghten it's neck and shoulder muscles.
RRP : £34.99Our Price : £18.99Save : £16.00
Bright Starts Safari Adventures Prop & Play Mat
Little ones need stimulation and tons of fun at playtime to help develop their expanding brains and growing bodies. Made from a variety of textured fabrics and featuring vibrant colours, this play mat is ideal for providing your child with important sensory experiences.
RRP : £12.99Our Price : £12.39Save : £0.60
Mothercare Loved So Much Sit Me Up Cosy
This gorgeous Loved So Much Sit Me Up Cosy is first used as a supportive playnest for young babies to explore and grows as baby grows! Snuggled safely in the centre of the soft nest, your baby can explore the textures, sounds and toys; as they get a little older and are ready to start sitting up to play, the two halves of the ring can be stacked on top of each other to create a soft and supportive back so babies have the freedom to explore and play with their toys. The petal shaped lining of the nest can also be used independently on the floor to provide a soft and padded area for tummy time!
RRP : £39.99Our Price : £37.99Save : £2.00
Early Learning Centre Inflatable Play Island
There's so much to do on the inflatable play island, and it's great for both indoor and outdoor play! A giant water pat mat is fun to sit on, and an inflatable back support is perfect for getting used to sitting up as your little ones play. A bounce-back toy and inflatable toy stimulate the senses and help encourage the development of hand to eye coordination skills. When it's time to get crawling, there is a dangling toy to discover in the removable inflatable tunnel- and when it's time to walk, the footprints are perfect for following and encouraging confidence on our feet.
RRP : £44.99Our Price : £42.74Save : £2.25
Early Learning Centre Blossom Farm Pony Sit Me Up Cosy
The Blossom Farm Pete Pony Sit Me Up Cosy is a lovely place for your new baby to relax. The soft nest comes with a super soft, quilted, flower play mat that your new baby can lie on and is perfect for tummy time play when your baby is ready to roll over. The nest is a cosy place for your baby to start playing and explore the textures on the mat, and play with all the toys. When your baby is ready to explore toys on the floor, and keen to try sitting up, you can stack up the two halves of the Blossom Farm Pete Pony Sit Me Up Cosy. This makes a supportive sofa-style prop, so your baby can learn to sit up in safety.
RRP : £39.99Our Price : £37.99Save : £2.00
Early Learning Centre Blossom Farm Goose Sit Me Up Cosy
The Blossom Farm Gladys Goose Sit Me Up Cosy is a lovely place for your new baby to relax. The soft nest comes with a super soft, quilted, flower play mat that your new baby can lie on and is perfect for tummy time play when your baby is ready to roll over. The nest is a cosy place for your baby to start playing and explore the textures on the mat, and play with the toys. When your baby is ready to explore toys on the floor, and keen to try sitting up, you can stack up the two halves of the Blossom Farm Gladys Goose Sit Me Up Cosy. This makes a supportive sofa-style prop, so your baby can learn to sit up in safety.
RRP : £39.99Our Price : £37.99Save : £2.00
Tiny Love Discover the World
Suitable from birth to 12 months, the Tiny Love Discover the world mat is an extra-large playground with six activities to support your baby’s development and provides parents with a fun and interactive place to bond with their baby and explore the world together. On each continent you can discover animals with its activity, such as the crinkly peekaboo elephant ear or the bear with soft fur tail.
RRP : £39.99Our Price : £36.99Save : £3.00
Peppa Pig Activity Playmat
This large Peppa Pig for Baby activity playmat is suitable from birth and packed with activities to help stimulate their senses as they grow. Includes detachable baby safe mirror, 3 removable shaped teethers, a cute peek a boo flap, a crinkly dinosaur and a squeaky duck! This mat is extra large in size so easily fits two babies and is machine washable. This Playmat has been designed specifically to encourage babies early developmental skills, we have included multiple textures and sounds to encourage babies to enjoy using their senses and to learn to explore the world around them.
RRP : £24.99Our Price : £23.74Save : £1.25
Bright Starts Pretty in Pink Savanna Prop & Play Mat
Wiggle, kick and play on the Safari Adventures™ Prop & Play Mat! Baby girl will love relaxing during tummy time with the soft, padded mat, featuring adorable pink safari characters. The removable prop-up pillow is just the right size for young babies on a sweet safari adventure! The bright, colourful bead chaser, 2 FunLinks™, and heart rattle are sure to keep baby girl smiling!
RRP : £12.99Our Price : £12.39Save : £0.60
 
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If you are still unsure about which play mat to go for we have a few more thoughts that might help you in your decision-making. As you know tummy time is a very important activity in baby’s development and as such its best to choose the play mat that you think your baby will engage most in. So choosing bright colours and in particular those mats that offer different themes and sections within it can be good in keeping baby’s continued interest and motivation to move over to the next. With large play mats such as the ‘Tiny Love Discovery Mat’ this is easier to achieve but when baby is very little so much space might be daunting so lying down with baby on it or perhaps folding it in half and making it a cosier environment should resolve this in the early days. There are a few playmats available such as the ‘Taf Toys 4 Seasons Mat’ that has fold up side features creating a cosy zone for baby with soft pictured walls around. If your main interest in a play mat is to develop the neck and back muscles you might like to consider the very unique ‘Lamaze Spin and Explore Garden Gym’ which has a rotating tummy time base that baby rests on and can literally spin horizontally 360’ through the centre of the mat viewing all it’s different sections and the activities within each.

Some mats come with baby safe mirrors so this too will encourage baby to stay on their front and engage their interest in this new friend. Also look out for baby play mats that come with a tummy time pillow as these help to aid baby being on their front and supports while they develop their own muscles to do this. All of the Bright Starts play mats come with a support pillow and the Bright Starts Tummy Cruiser (available in pink and neutral) goes a step further in providing an interesting and interactive view with its raised activity dashboard. When choosing a play mat also look for added value extras included with the mat such as teether toys, peek a boo sections, musical rewards, and different textured surfaces. You can have confidence in your choice as all the brands that we stock are all well renowned and provide for wonderful safe play. With prices from £10 to £50 we hope you can find one that suits all of your and your baby’s requirements.

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