Baby playmats promote baby development

Baby playmat activity gym

Baby playmat with suspended points of interest. This type of playmat is for babies under 1 year old.
Baby playmat with suspended points of interest. This type of playmat is for babies under 1 year old.

Playmats come in many different sizes and types.

Baby playmats and activity gyms enhance body and mind development. The suspended points of interest in a activity gym entice the child to focus attention. This also develops sensory perception and mind as the baby reaches for the different playthings on a activity gym mat. Exercise is healthy even for babies so let them move around. When they get bored or tired, you will no doubt notice.

Examples of playmats include colorful but simple mats, tummy and play time baby mats and activity gyms are like the tummy mats but with suspended activity panels. While complex in design, these activity mats are often foldable and can be washed in machine. The majority of sold are of the activity type.

Some activity mats are also called playmat gyms or just baby gyms. These correspond to the type with suspended interest and activity panels. These activate the child´s spacial awareness and help build sensory functions and body development when they reach for and focus on the moving targets.

There are many brands producing baby playmats. Tiny Love has many versions with suspended activities, or Gymini flexible gym features. These are most often soft fabric arches that go over the play area and hold points of interest that commonly follow a theme. Tiny Love for example, is available as Lights and Music, Tropic Isle, Noah´s Arc and Ocean Blue.

Playmat Brands

There are many brands producing baby playmats. Tiny Love has many versions with suspended activities, or Gymini flexible gym features. These are most often soft fabric arches that go over the play area and hold points of interest that commonly follow a theme. Tiny Love for example, is available as Lights and Music playmat gym, Tropic Isle, Noah´s Arc and Ocean Blue.

Fisher Price has various mats and activity gyms for babies. They also have activity bouncers and Kick and Crawl discovery gyms. While these are complex and provide a lot of activity incentives, they are still small enough to fold into a carry bag and wash by machine. Lot´s of blue, green and yellow pastel colors.

Playmats with activity features

Modern baby mats contain lots of points of interest and enhance early child movement and coordination.
Modern baby mats contain lots of points of interest and enhance early child movement and coordination.

These kinds of activity incentives for babies are not expensive items considering the features and wide range of uses. Prices range from 20 dollars up to 120 depending upon size, quality, brand and features. If you target a price range of 50 to 60 dollars you should be getting a baby playmat of good quality and with adequate set of features. Is it worth it? Yes, undoubtedly. Once you have them you will wonder how you ever got by without one.

A playmat provides a safe environment where the baby can kick and play. At the same time, it keeps the child occupied with developmental tasks, giving the parent a moment to relax. To sum it up, a baby playmat is a wonderful invention that promotes child awareness and body development at a very reasonable price. Best of all, there is a huge number of models to choose from.

If you are considering a "New baby" gift, a playmat is perfect.

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