The stitched crawling play mat and the one-piece model have their advantages. The stitched model is thicker and flat, which makes the baby safer and more convenient for storage. However, when babies are older, they may like to tug and throw them everywhere; the one-piece model is thinner and inconvenient to store, but it can use for a long time.
1.What Material Is Suitable For The Crawling Play Mat?
The material in the middle of the crawling play mat can be divided into five types: XPE crawling rug, IXPE crawling play mat, EPE crawling play mat, EVA crawling play mat, and PVC crawling play mat. The materials of these five crawling play mats are non-toxic and odorless.
XPE crawling mats, IXPE crawling playmats, and EPE crawling playmats are all composites of PE material and plastic wrap, and they are all environmentally friendly materials without peculiar smells;
EVA crawling play mats and PVC crawling play mats are crawling play mats made of EVA or PVC as raw materials combined with plastic wrap;
Among the five kinds of crawling play mats, it is best to choose XPE and EPE crawling rugs.
2.Is The Crawling Play MatSplicedOr Whole Piece Better?
As for the crawling play mat, the whole crawling play mat is relatively thin, and the baby may touch it when falling. Therefore, the rug should be thicker and safer, and the stitching should be flatter.
The splicing is more flexible and convenient for storage, which has to be bought according to personal needs. But when purchasing a crawling play mat, you must buy a good quality, which is safer for your baby.
3.What Is The Thickness Of The Crawling Play Mat?
The thickness of the crawling play mat is also a concern for parents when purchasing a crawling carpet. If you have underfloor heating in your home, you can choose a thickness of 0.5 cm, while ordinary families can choose a thickness of 1.2 cm. It is not that the thicker the mat, the better. It is best if it is suitable for use.
Although the crawling play mat should not be too thick, don’t be too thin because if the crawling play mat is too thin, the baby will be knocked to the knee when climbing on it. In theory, the greater the thickness, the better the protection of the baby. Therefore, the thickness of the crawling play mat should ensure around 1CM. If you want to consider the convenience of going out, then the appropriate viscosity is suitable.
4.How To Choose a Crawling Play Mat?
1.The crawling play mat must be tasteless and non-toxic.
Although there are crawling play mats at any price on the market, the essential prerequisite is that the crawling play mat must be non-toxic and tasteless to threaten the baby’s health. In addition, to ensure that the product has no smell, we can buy it in advance and store it in a ventilated place for some time before using it for the baby, which is safer.
2.Distinguish the quality.
A good-quality crawling playmat will be restored quickly when pressed down by hand, while a poor-quality crawling play mat will take a while to be corrected or cannot be restored at all.
3.Choose size and thickness.
This is an issue that many parents are very concerned about. If you have underfloor heating in your home, you can choose a thickness of 0.5 cm, while ordinary families can choose a thickness of 1.2 cm. It is not that the thicker the mat, the better. It is best if it is suitable for use. In addition, the size is generally divided into 1.5*2 meters and 2*2 meters, which can select according to the space of a home.
4.Pick a pattern.
There are many colorful patterns on the current crawling playmats, which attract babies to play and crawl on them. However, it is recommended to choose a crawling carpet with bright colors and patterns of letters, numbers, animals, fruits, etc., which is convenient for the baby to recognize.
5.The crawling play mat can not fade.
When choosing a crawling play mat, choose one that does not fade. If the color fades, the baby can quickly eat the dye into the stomach.
6.Consider the anti-slip function of the crawling play mat.
When purchasing a crawling play mat, check whether the surface of the crawling carpet has a non-slip design and whether to add a fresh-keeping film to the outermost layer on both sides to play an excellent waterproof and non-slip effect.
From the point of view of use, the crawling play mat is best to be a whole piece, and it is best not to buy the kind of foam assembly (only suitable for babies to sit on, not ideal for crawling).