We’re big fans of play Preschool mats because they’re a great place for babies and toddlers to rest their heads and bodies. But as much fun as they are, they can be a safety hazard if they’re made from toxic materials like polyurethane (PU).
Luckily, we found some really safe and organic kids’ play mats that don’t off-gas VOCs or contain harmful chemicals. Some are even certified by third parties to ensure they’re free of toxins and plastics that can irritate skin or cause other health concerns.
The Sleepy Time Mat
A sleepy time mat is a great way to give your little one an easy-to-clean surface to nap on. They come in a variety of different sizes and are usually machine washable so you can wipe them down on a regular basis.
These nap pads are also generally very comfortable for your child to sleep on and have a few additional features that make them more convenient to use. These include a carry handle and easy velcro fastening.
This mat is made of a high-quality cotton fabric that has been pre-washed to minimize shrinkage on both sides. All seams are serged (overlock safety stitch) for added durability.
This mat measures 52″L by 20″W and comes with an attached pillow and a blanket. The blanket is minky dot in a coordinating solid color.
The Wildkins Nap Mat
When it comes to nap time, kids need a comfortable place to rest their heads. The Wildkins Nap Mat is perfect for this. It has a padded pillow and blanket, which makes it super comfy.
It’s also easy to clean. It can be washed in a washing machine on cold rinse and is durable enough to withstand frequent use.
It’s also available in eight different cute patterns, which makes it easier for your child to choose a design they love. Another nice feature is the velcro closures, which make it easy for your child to roll it up and store it when not in use.
The Happy Mat
The Happy Mat is an all-in-one placemat + plate that captures kids’ messes and reduces tipped bowls and plates. It also suctions directly to the table, making it nearly impossible for tiny hands to tip over.
ezpz founder Lindsey Laurain was fed up with mealtime being a dreaded event and needed something to change it. She came up with the Happy Mat – an original, all-in-one placemat and plate that suctions to surfaces to decrease tipped bowls and help kids gain confidence in self-feeding.
It is made from non-toxic, PVC, BPA and phthalate free silicone and dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. The Happy Mat features a smile design that encourages a positive mealtime experience and three compartments to remind parents to serve a well-balanced meal.
The Happy Mat is available in a variety of other variants including the Mini Mat, Micro Mat, Snack Mat and Play Mat. They all perform equally well at keeping meals mess-free and fun for children!
The Fisher-Price Playmat
The Fisher-Price Playmat is a popular activity gym that grows with your child. It features a piano that kids can kick as they grow older, and it comes with a variety of toys to keep them entertained for hours on end.
This mat also boasts a fun animal theme that will help keep your little one engaged for tummy time or other playtime activities. Its textured surface is soft and calming, which helps infants to stay calmer when they’re tired or stressed out.
It’s made of PVC material that is harmless and hypoallergenic, which makes it ideal for babies to use from birth. It is extremely durable and resistant to shocks and fatigue, so it will last for a long time.
This baby activity gym spans over 3.5 feet, so it’s perfect for tummy time and other activities as your baby grows from lay and play to sitting up and zooming around all the way! It includes 7 toys, including a self-discovery mirror and bat-at toys that attach to the removable toy bar, plus a push-along ice cream truck that plays up to 25 minutes of music.