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Baby Activity & Play Mats

Musical playmats are good for babies because aside from the musical entertainment, they are designed to help children with their neural development. Babies who regularly use playmats will get sensory stimulation in a number of ways, such as, tactile exploration. However once they are old enough, they can move onto bigger and better things. Once your little one is beginning to crawl on their own, reduce time spent on the playmat and encourage them to further explore their surroundings. At this point, they should be able to transfer the skills they have learnt from using the playmat to the real world.

  • MiniDream MiniDream Baby Playmat Baby Musical Play Gym - Safari at £39.59

    MiniDream Baby Musical Play Mat (Play Gym) Safari

    MiniDream
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    This Mini Dream Luxury Baby Musical Play Mat with music and lots of activities and textures to stimulate your growing baby. The comfy floor quilt h...

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  • MiniDream MiniDream Baby Playmat Baby Gym - Moon and Star at £29.59

    MiniDream Baby Playmat Baby Gym - Moon and Star

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    The MiniDream Luxury Baby Gym can be assembled in under 20 seconds and is suitable from birth. The gym is made with luxuriously soft, velvety mater...

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  • MiniDream MiniDream Musical Calming Plush Baby Play Mat Activity Gym - Safari at £39.59
    MiniDream MiniDream Musical Calming Plush Baby Play Mat Activity Gym - Safari at £39.59

    MiniDream Musical Calming Plush Baby Play Mat Activity Gym - Safari

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    BENEFITS: Luxuriously padded materials designed to keep your baby safe and happy 3 detachable toys to stimulate and entertain your child, letting ...

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  • MiniDream MiniDream Play Gym Wooden Activity Gym Frame at £17.5

    MiniDream Play Gym Wooden Activity Gym Frame

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    Your baby can have fun for hours with this beautiful baby gym. You can hang the matching toys on the baby gym. This wooden Baby Gym they’ll be endl...

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  • 4moms Baby Rocker/Bouncer - 4moms MamaRoo 4.0 Infant Seat at £259

    Baby Rocker Bouncer - 4moms MamaRoo 4.0 Infant Seat

    4moms
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    The 4moms MamaRoo 4.0 Infant Seat replicates the motions of parents allowing for a more natural, comforting experience. Natural Movement: Bounces ...

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    MiniDream Organic Play Mat

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    Our MiniDream Organic Play Mat is the ideal gift, it's portable, super soft, luxurious and most of all is safe and comfortable for your little one...

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  • Done By Deer Done by Deer Activity Spiral at £24
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    Done by Deer Activity Spiral

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    The activity spiral, by Done by Deer, will both delight and entertain your baby with its beautiful colours and clever design. Suitable for babies f...

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  • Skip Hop Skip Hop Explore and More Babys View 3 Stage Activity Centre at £135

    Skip Hop Explore and More Babys View 3 Stage Activity Centre

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    Designed in collaboration with a pediatrician, our baby activity center supports a whole body approach to play and learning. Easy to assemble, with...

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  • Skip Hop Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Gym - Grey at £75

    Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Gym - Grey

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    Every cloud has a silver lining and this dreamy baby activity gym is no exception! Offering hours of plush playtime, it features a soft colour pale...

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  • MiniDream MiniDream Play Gym Wooden Activity Gym with Toys - Moon & Star at £24.5

    MiniDream Play Gym Wooden Activity Gym with Toys - Moon & Star

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    Your baby can have fun for hours with this beautiful baby gym. You can hang the matching toys on the baby gym. This wooden Baby Gym they’ll be endl...

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  • MiniDream MiniDream Baby Activity Spiral Toy - Safari at £15

    MiniDream Baby Activity Spiral Toy - Safari

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    The safari spiral activity toy is the perfect activity toy for your little one's pram, play gym or car seat, keeping them busy when you are too. D...

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  • 3 Sprouts 3 Sprouts Toy Storage Bag Play Mat  - Hedgehog at £25

    3 Sprouts Toy Storage Bag Play Mat - Hedgehog

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    A great toy storage bag which doubles as a play mat - an easy way to keep toys in one place, ready for play! Handles and sturdy cotton make it easy...

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  • MiniDream Play Gym Wooden Activity Gym with Toys - Safari

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    Your baby can have fun for hours with this beautiful baby gym. You can hang the matching toys on the baby gym. This wooden Baby Gym they’ll be endl...

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  • Jollein Playpen Cushioned Mat Insert Round - Little Star Dark Grey

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    This fun playpen mat from Jollein, is the perfect insert for your little ones playpen. The playmat is made from a fantastic material, which is easy...

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  • Jollein Wooden Activity Gym Wooden Frame

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    Your baby can have fun for hours with this beautiful baby gym. You can hang the matching toys on the baby gym. The colours and movements tend to f...

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  • Sophie la Giraffe Sense & Soft - Vibrating Sound Ball

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    The perfect sensory toy by Sophie la Girafe, to help stimulate and develop your little ones senses. The vibrating sound ball is vibrantly designed...

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  • Play & Go Play & Go Roadmap Thunderbolt Storage Bag at £32.99

    Play & Go Roadmap Thunderbolt Storage Bag

    Play & Go
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    If you love playing with powerful and cool toy cars, well, you're going to love this incredible roadmap bag. Park your cars in the bag and take the...

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  • MiniDream Leaf Baby Activity Playmat - Turquoise

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    MiniDream's large leaf activity playmat is made with luxurious cotton and recycled polyester making them a soft and cosy base for reading and chil...

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  • Done By Deer Done by Deer Tiny Activity String Toy - Antee at £11.5

    Done by Deer Tiny Activity String Toy - Antee

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    At the age of 4-6 months the baby will begin to investigate and explore using both hands. The handle of the Tiny activity string rattle is easy to ...

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  • Skip Hop Skip Hop Explore and More Jumpscape at £129

    Skip Hop Explore and More Jumpscape

    Skip Hop
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    With a light-up cloud bounce counter to track baby's jumps, Skip Hop Jumper rewards baby with lights and music and breaks into applause at 100-jump...

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  • 3 Sprouts 3 Sprouts Play Mat Toy Storage Bag - Whale at £25

    3 Sprouts Play Mat Toy Storage Bag - Whale

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    A great toy storage bag which doubles as a play mat - an easy way to keep toys in one place, ready for play! Handles and sturdy cotton make it easy...

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  • Play & Go Play & Go Mini Bag - Space at £15.5

    Play & Go Mini Bag - Space

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    Take to the stars and explore the world beyond the atmosphere, like a brave astronaut! Strap on your helmet and fill your storage bag with suppli...

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  • Hape Hape Penguin Musical Wobbler at £11.5
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    Hape Penguin Musical Wobbler

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    With the Penguin Musical Wobbler, children can experience sound and delight in the penguin’s soothing tinkling sounds and funny waddle. FEATURES: ...

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  • Done By Deer Done by Deer Activity Baby Gym Playmat - Grey at £99

    Done by Deer Activity Baby Gym Playmat - Grey

    Done By Deer
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    This Done by Deer playmat is perfect as it not only made from soft and comfortable fabrics, it come equipped with cute soft toys. The toys can be ...

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  • MiniDream Leaf Baby Activity Playmat - White

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    MiniDream's large leaf activity playmat is made with luxurious cotton and recycled polyester making them a soft and cosy base for reading and chil...

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  • Hape Hape Beaded Raindrops - Blue at £10.59

    Hape Beaded Raindrops - Blue

    Hape
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    Turn this rain maker over and stimulate senses with vibrant trickling beads and soothing raindrop sounds. Perfectly designed shape makes it easy fo...

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  • 3 Sprouts 3 Sprouts Toy Storage Bag Play Mat  - Elephant at £25

    3 Sprouts Toy Storage Bag Play Mat - Elephant

    3 Sprouts
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    A great toy storage bag which doubles as a play mat - an easy way to keep toys in one place, ready for play! Handles and sturdy cotton make it easy...

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  • Play & Go Play & Go Colour My Bag by Omy - Paris at £32.5

    Play & Go Colour My Bag by Omy - Paris

    Play & Go
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    When your child can’t stop moving, give him or her something fun to do. With this OMY playmat, children can color incredible and historic buildings...

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  • Jollein Playpen Mat Baby Playmat - Grey Star

    Jollein
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    The Jollein Playpen Mat is available in 2 different patterned prints and makes a comfortable addition to any playpen or play area. Simply wipe clea...

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  • MiniDream Leaf Baby Activity Playmat - Mustard

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    MiniDream's large leaf activity playmat is made with luxurious cotton and recycled polyester making them a soft and cosy base for reading and chil...

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  • MiniDream Leaf Baby Activity Playmat - Pink

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    MiniDream's large leaf activity playmat is made with luxurious cotton and recycled polyester making them a soft and cosy base for reading and chil...

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  • HABA HABA Wooden Building Blocks Colour Joy 21 Pcs at £29

    HABA Wooden Building Blocks Colour Joy 21 Pcs

    HABA
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    Children can build many delightful towers with these colourful building blocks. The varying features – bell, window, rattle ball – are perfect for...

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    Toddlekind Playmat Kids Floor Mat Earth

    Toddlekind
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    Having a stylish home really is child’s play! As parents we make lots of compromises for our children, but style shouldn't be one of them. Toddlek...

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  • MiniDream Leaf Baby Activity Playmat - Blue

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    MiniDream's large leaf activity playmat is made with luxurious cotton and recycled polyester making them a soft and cosy base for reading and chil...

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  • Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Soft Block - Jungle at £29.95

    Wee Gallery Soft Block - Jungle

    Wee Gallery
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    Monkey, flower, jungle power! So much to do and see in one large block. This soft fabric block is designed to delight baby's developing senses with...

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  • Wee Gallery Wee Gallery Sensory Clutch Puzzle Ball - Nordic at £34.95

    Wee Gallery Sensory Clutch Puzzle Ball - Nordic

    Wee Gallery
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    Our sensory Clutch Ball toy is designed to delight your baby's developing senses. Signature high-contrast hand painted graphics grab baby's attent...

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There are a huge number of benefits of using baby playmats, here are just a few:
• Convenience - Play mats are an excellent way to keep your baby happy and busy both at home and when you're out. They’re lightweight and portable (making them easy for taking on the go) making it easy to set up playtime anywhere!

• Safe space - Starting from birth, your baby is learning to navigate the world around them. Playtime is one of the first steps in developing these exploration skills. The soft textures and supportive foam of baby playmats allows them to do this safely and comfortably while practicing rolling over and sitting up away from hard or potentially dangerous surfaces.

• Sense of touch - The sense of touch is important for babies because it helps them explore their surroundings. One way that they can do this is by touching different textures and feeling the fabrics, plastic toys/soft animals attached to their activity gym. This will encourage curiosity about new things! 

• Cognitive development - Babies need stimulation to develop their cognitive skills. Play mats provide the variety of colours, textures and sounds that a baby requires in order for them to learn. The engaging experience provided by a baby playmat can stimulate cognitive development from a very young age.

• Motor skills and hand-eye coordination- By the time your baby is 3-months old, they'll have probably reached the grasping stage.  The most important thing at this stage of development is getting children exposed to as many different things as possible so they are able develop skills naturally without explicit instruction or coaching. The dangling objects encourage reaching which starts what is often referred to as 'active' playtime.

• Muscle development - Tummy time is not only fun but a critical stage in the development of muscles. A playmat enables your little one to work out crucial supporting structures that will eventually help them to roll over, sit up, crawl and walk. A playmat provides an excellent space for tummy-time activities that gives infants many opportunities to explore their surroundings while developing strength. A mat designed for tummy time provides a comfortable space that allows babies room to move around freely without any risk of falling off or getting hurt.

Baby Activity & Play Mats FAQs
What is the difference between a baby play gym and an activity mat?
There is little to no difference between baby gyms and activity mats, the name just varies depending on personal preference and where you are purchasing from. Both items are typically soft and comfortable mats featuring textured, musical or interactive toys that encourage your baby to explore their surroundings. Baby play gyms and activity mats are a great way to encourage infant development through play and it is recommended that you encourage your baby to use them from around three to nine months. Some additional features can even be added to baby play gyms and activity mats to keep them age relevant and ensure your little one is consistently  interested and stimulated while using them.
How do you clean a baby playmat?
As baby grows, they have very little muscle control, which means they're prone to accidental spills and mess making. Play mats provide a surface that is soft and easy to clean up - no matter what gets spilled on it! Baby play mats are typically made of baby safe and comfortable materials that are suitable for their sensitive skin, such as cotton. Therefore, they can often be cleaned in the washing machine. Instructions may vary depending on which playmat you purchase to make sure to check these beforehand!