Do I Need a Baby Playmat?

When Should I buy a Playmat? What Is a Baby Playmat? Which Playmat To Buy? How To use Playmat for tummy time?  

If you ever found yourself wondering in all the above – well you have reached the right place.

In the next blog, we’ll try to give you all the information you need when purchasing a playmat for your baby. So, are you ready? Let’s start.

What is a playmat?

A playmat is a playing surface. Playmats can be made of different materials, like paper or rubberized, cloth covered, foam. Playmats can sometimes offer a variety of visuals, sounds, and textures.

Playmats are perfect for tummy time, which helps babies by Strengthening their neck and shoulder muscles. 

But Not Only!

When should I buy a Playmat?

You can Actually start using your Playmat from day 1. At the start by padding the baby area with cushions and for short time periods, in order to help the baby adjust to life outside the uterus. Later on, around 3-4 weeks your baby is developing hand-eye coordination. Grasping for the dangling toys is good practice. Once your baby starts to crawl, they’ll move on to other toys (literally!)

Why Should I buy a Playmat?

Playmats are perfect for tummy time, which helps babies by:

  • Strengthening their neck and shoulder muscles
  • Developing motor skills
  • Preventing back-of-the-head flattening

Furthermore, the playmat will use a safe and cushioned ground to all your babies needs in his/her different development stages. From Tummy time to Playtime, they will always have a soft ground to fall on.


Take a look at our playmats – Picked according to the most recent researches and insights >> My Urban One Playmat Collection


Knotted Playmat


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