We all know that exercise is an inevitable aspect of every infant’s development. While children spend most of their time on the floor, it is obvious that they cannot be left on the carpet, which is dusty and full of germs. We can’t let them play on the bare floor either, since it is the breeding ground of all sorts of germs and we know that young children are very susceptible to infections. Moreover, your baby is too precious and delicate to be playing on a cold, hard surface. Keeping all these things in mind, we bring to you the Best Play Mats For Kids In India. These play mats have been chosen keeping the following criteria in mind:
1) Quality – An ‘activity mat’ should be thick and stain-resistant, with good cushioning to provide maximum comfort to the child. It should not contain PVC, plastic or any chemicals or dyes that may harm the child in any way.
2) Design – A play mat should be fun, colourful, practical, and functional to stimulate imagination, brain development and encourage curiosity in kids to explore and learn.
3) Functionality – Children are keen observers. You can buy a play mat after your baby turns 4 months – the ideal age when your child starts to develop hand-eye co-ordination and gross & fine motor skills. Musical mats or designs like A-B-C, numbers, farmhouse (animals) or any other similar designs can help in fostering early learning and development in your child.
4) Safety – A play mat should not tear, wear off or chip at the edges, creating potential choking hazards for children.
5) Comfort—A good play mat should provide good cushioning, and encourage development of bones, brain, spine, and vision.
Keeping all the above criteria in mind, the below list has been curated based on survey conducted with young parents and reviews by other experts.
The Top Play Mats For Children In India are –
- Dwinguler / BabyCare
- BabyCenter India
- Kids Play Mat
When my child was 6 months old, starting to turn back & forth, I decided to pick one for my baby. And it obviously had to be the best. I stumbled upon Dwinguler’s BebeDom Mats at Peek-A-Boo Patterns when I wanted to buy Popsicle Night Dress for my little angel. And it was almost love at first sight. Let me tell you why.
While there are many low cost options available in the market starting from Rs.500, I wanted nothing but the best for my little one. And so I chose Dwinguler for my toddler. Dwinguler Playmats are lab-tested to US, European, Gulf and Australian Standards, and are synonymous with safety and eco-friendliness making it one of the Best PlayMats For Kids In India. Helping your child learn alphabets and numbers or introducing them to the magnificent jungle and all things cute, Dwinguler has fantastic designs to keep your toddler busy for hours. That’s certainly a blessing when you want to get your home chores done, right?
This small-sized mat is a new introduction in the market. The Run-To-Town Playmat is a fantastic way to introduce your child to your neighbourhood and surrounding environs. From airplanes zooming above, the police jeep doing its rounds through the lanes of a buzzing town, the hospital, the petrol pump, the school, traffic signals and a massive football ground, this mat is definitely your child’s best friend. Teach your child about the different modes of transportation such as bike, car, ship, airplane or train. These mats are waterproof, stain-resistant, crease-proof, wallet-friendly and conveniently easy to clean. Between feeding, changing diapers and nappies, burping, and worrying about your kids playing with all things dirty, the last thing you want to worry about is putting in great effort to get rid of stains. This is the one I picked for my daughter! 🙂
Product Dimensions: Small size – 1200mm * 1200mm * 10mm
Priced at Rs. 4500 you can buy this here.
There are many other options available depending on the size (small/medium/large), thickness of the mat and designs.
Here are some play mat designs you can explore:
- Busy Farm –
This mat hosts a barn, beautiful pond, pig and sheep pen, vegetable patch and a crop field. Learning about farming and animals was never as interesting. Sing “Baa Baa Black Sheep, Have You Any Wool” or “Old McDonald Had A Farm E-I-E-I-O!” Your child will love exploring the countryside beauty any way!
Product Dimensions: Large size – 210cm * 140cm * 1.3cm Prices at Rs.9999. You can buy this here.
- Sensory Play Mat –
As if ordinary play mats were not sufficient to entice kids, Dwinguler also has the remarkable Music Parade play mat. It is an undisputed fact that children grasp and retain better when they are taught anything in an interactive and interesting manner. Your child can now learn through the senses of sight, touch, hearing and taste to make learning super fun! It’s a great way to give them a big head start before they begin schooling.
Product Dimension: Large size: 230cm * 140cm * 1.5cm priced at Rs.27999. You can buy this here.
- Dwinguler Castle Playroom –
Perfect for a play school or commercial establishment for kids, a playpen is your child’s empire where he or she is the king or queen in their little private space. Safe, well-protected and premium quality, the castle is made to last a lifetime.
Product Dimensions: 240cm * 150cm * 78.3cm
Priced at Rs.24500, you can buy this here.
- Sofa for Kids—
Dwinguler also has come out with premium Kids Sofa (single seater chair) made of SOFFKIN synthetic leather and filled with vegetable-based Biofoam inside. With its classic ergonomic design and high quality, it is child-friendly with its smooth, rounded edges and easy to maintain. Your child will fall in love with it instantly! Priced at Rs.11000, these are undoubtedly one of the best chairs/sofas for kids in India. You can buy this here.
What we love the most:
Quality: 10/10 – The quality is very premium and unlike most others available in the market, the mats are well-designed and thick.
Design: 10/10 – They have many play mats designed based on various themes such as Busy Farm, Dino Land, Zoo or Alphabets – there is something for everyone.
What could have been different?
Price: 8/10 – While they are undoubtedly the best play mats in the market, we would love to see them reasonably priced to ensure they also cater to the price-conscious segment. Although there are two mat designs priced reasonably at Rs. 4,500 and Rs. 6500 respectively, there are some mats priced above Rs.15000, which makes it only affordable for the affluent segment. When it comes to quality, compared to other products in the market, “You get what you pay for”
Limited Options: 8/10 – Well, every size comes with a particular design. You cannot request for a BebeDom Run-To-Town mat in large size. It is available only in small size.
An average household spends about 5-8 percent of its total income on their children. This includes diapers, cribs, clothes and rattles. While most may consider a play mat this expensive as a “noncritical” investment or rather an unnecessary expenditure, you should visit www.dwinguler.in to know why we & many others swear by these play mats. You can choose the small or medium sized one for regular home use. If you are looking to buy one in the economy range, you should go for BeBeDom Run-To-Town Mat, also perhaps because we are strongly recommending it 😉