Interlocking Play Mat – Review

When we first moved to our house it was fully carpeted – the living room being a grim pale sage green colour which showed stains like nobody’s business.  Nice.  We put up with the carpet for a couple of years until we had the kitchen extension done and as part of the renovations had a fab wood effect laminate put down instead – it’s such a nice floor that we often get asked about it by visiting friends.  It’s so practical in a busy house of small children with a dog – it’s easy to clean and withstands being bashed by toys (one of the main reasons for Dad choosing it).  However it’s not warm – we don’t have the luxury of underfloor heating – and if you’re learning to crawl it’s pretty slippy!  The last two winters when Chlo has been small we have put a rug down – I don’t particularly like but it just meant it was easier for hear learning to crawl and more comfortable for playing on the floor.

Beak is obviously going to be super tiny this winter so I’m especially aware of how cold the house might be.  When we were sent an interlocking foam play mat to review I particularly liked the idea of it providing a little insulation against the cold floor for Beak to play and also the extra cushioning.  It can be used on it’s own or with a normal playmat over the top.  We tested it out yesterday with our 4 month old friend Ivy and she was perfectly comfortable and happy to lie on the mat playing with Ben and Chloe.  Throughout the course of the day we discovered that it wipes clean easily – great for spilled drinks or a bit of baby sick!

Ben loved the idea of putting the jigsaw pieces together – it took him no time at all.  I love that it takes apart again easily for storage – win win!

Ben and Chloe quickly decided that it made a great wrestling mat . . . I’m not sure who to declare the winner! Hopefully they won’t try and wrestle Beak!!

What did we like? 
* Easy to put together
* Easy to take apart
* Nice and small for storage
* Wipes clean
* Provides insulation against a cold floor
* Provides extra padding on a hard floor
* Great value at £6
* You could buy more sets to extend it

What we weren’t so keen on? 
*Absolutely nothing! It’s great!

*We were sent the mat free of charge for the purposes of review but all thoughts and opinions are our own*

5 Comments

  1. November 4, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    That mat looks like its got the potential to be huge! Looks really good though at only £6

  2. Pam Francis Gregory
    November 11, 2013 / 9:26 am

    Fantastic idea!

  3. Anonymous
    February 3, 2014 / 11:28 pm

    Good idea as lots of people now have wooden or laminate floors, Great that it is compact in design :- portable, can be used on visits etc.

    Rachel Craig

  4. May 17, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    I always see these in play areas etc and wonder where you can get them from. I will definitely be investing in some!

    kirstyjfox [at] yahoo [dot] com

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