I encourage my kids to play each and every day. My daughter loves her structured school time, but free play is still valuable. My toddler son also loves to play, especially with his big sister. While I try to get my children outside each day, sometimes the weather does not cooperate. Indoor play can also be fun, especially with interesting toys and other materials. When recently offered the chance to review a foam play mat from Baby Care in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity. I chose the Busy Farm and received a large mat.
Price and Design
The large Busy Farm foam play mat from Baby Care currently retails for $94.95 on Amazon with a list price of $139.95. The medium size of the same design costs $79.50. Foam play mats from Baby Care offer a safe and hygienic place for babies and children to play. The cushioned surface protects against hard falls. The foam mat is also perfect for reducing noise and acting as an insulator on all flooring surfaces. The waterproof material is easy to wipe clean. Tested to US CPSIA, European Toy Standards EN71 and Australian Standard safety requirements, the play mats are free of BPA, EVA free, phthalates, lead, latex, formaldehyde, and mercury. The double-sided mat also rolls up easily for portability and storage.
I chose the Busy Farm foam play mat from Baby Care for a couple of reasons. First, my kids already have a city play carpet, so I wanted a different backdrop for my kids to play on. Second, I grew up playing on my grandparents’ farm, so I have made sure that my children have plenty of farm toys to play with. Both my kids also love farm animals, and my son loves tractors, so the Busy Farm mat is perfect for my kiddos. The other side of the mat features an alphabet zoo quilt pattern that both my kids also love. My toddler son especially enjoys pointing out his favorite animals and making growing noises for the bear, jaguar, and lion.
When my Busy Farm foam play mat from Baby Care arrived, I was immediately impressed by the thickness of the foam. The mat came rolled up and packaged in a long box. When unrolled, the mat measures an amazing 82.7 inches by 55.1 inches by 0.5 inches. The large mat fits perfectly in my living room in the floor space in front of the couch. My kids can easily play on the floor while I sit on the couch watching television or working on my laptop. The mat is also easy to roll back up for storage.
In addition to playing on the designs, my kids also love to tumble on the foam play mat from Baby Care. My daughter takes gymnastics, and she likes to practice at home. Baby Care play mats are perfect for tumbling. The half-inch foam provides a perfect padded but firm surface for my daughter to practice her backbends, cartwheels, and front limbers on. She can come crashing down without getting hurt. The exterior material also keeps my daughter’s hands and feet from slipping, which happens when she tries to push up in a backbend on the carpet. My son also loves tumbling around with his sister on the foam play mat.
If you are shopping for a play mat for your young child, I am thoroughly impressed with the foam play mat from Baby Care. I received a large Busy Farm, which features a far scene on one side and an alphabet zoo quilt pattern on the other. The jumbo-sized mat measures an amazing 82.7 inches by 55.1 inches by 0.5 inches. The foam is think and cushy, perfect for my daughter to practice her gymnastics on. The surface easily wipes clean with a damp cloth, and the mat rolls up for more convenient storage. Both my kids love playing on the farm side, and my toddler son enjoys pointing at the various animals on the quilt side. For a play mat for your kiddos, definitely check out the foam play mats from Baby Care.
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Making Playtime More Vibrant with Foam Play Mats from Baby Care © 2016 Heather Johnson
Baby Care Large Busy Farm Foam Play Mat in Box © 2016 Heather Johnson
Rolled Up Baby Care Large Busy Farm Foam Play Mat © 2016 Heather Johnson
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Kindergartener Playing on Baby Care Large Busy Farm Foam Play Mat 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
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Tumbling on the Baby Care Large Busy Farm Foam Play Mat © 2016 Heather Johnson