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Play Mats

Little Dutch Play Mats

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Little Dutch play mats provide a cozy and engaging environment for children to explore, learn, and play in comfort.

These beautifully designed play mats by Little Dutch feature vibrant colors, charming illustrations, and interactive elements that stimulate a child's imagination and senses.

Flowers and Butterflies, Sailor Bay or Little Farm which range is your favorite? 


What type of play mat is best for baby?

When choosing a play mat for your baby, it's important to consider their developmental stage and your preferences as a parent. 

Here are some factors to consider:

Soft and Cushioned:

Look for a playmat that is soft and cushioned to provide a comfortable surface for your baby to lie, sit, and play on. This will help support their delicate skin and provide a cozy environment for playtime.

Stimulating Design:

Choose a play mat with a stimulating design that captures your baby's attention and encourages exploration.

Easy to Clean:

Opt for a playmat that is easy to clean, as babies can be messy! Look for materials that are machine washable or have removable covers that can be easily wiped clean.

Safety Features:

Ensure that the playmat meets safety standards and is free from harmful chemicals.

Versatility:

Choose a playmat that can be used for multiple purposes, such as tummy time, crawling practice, and sensory exploration.

Developing Motor Skills and Muscles through Tummy Time!

Hey there, It's time to get your baby's tummy in shape with some tummy time! 

Don't worry, we're not talking about giving your little one a workout routine - we're just trying to help them develop those adorable muscles and motor skills.

Now, the first thing to keep in mind is that you should do what feels comfortable for your baby. If they're not into tummy time, maybe try putting some toys out like the triangle, gift box, book or some toy that make a noise like the music box.

Maybe start it when you sit on the sofa to lay on your chest or across your lap for a few seconds at a time so she gets accustomed to the position. Please don't get too comfy and fall asleep though.

As your baby gets older, they'll start to really show off their tummy time skills. Before you know it, they'll be arching their backs, kicking their feet, and even pivoting on their belly like a tiny little acrobat.

But as with all things baby-related, there are some things to watch out for:  

  • Make sure you're both comfortable during tummy time - no one wants a cranky baby or an achy back. 
  • Be sure to keep a close eye on your little one to make sure they don't get into any dangerous positions.
  • Best place is on the floor on a soft mat to avoid falls.
  • Don't do it right after a feeding—pressure on her full abdomen may cause her to spit up.
  • If you have other children or pets, make sure your littlest one is safely out of their (and harm's) way. 
  •  If your baby gets drowsy or falls asleep while on his tummy, switch him to his back for a nap. You should never let him sleep on his stomach because this could put him at risk
  • Ideally, you want to do tummy-time activities when they are most awake and alert, such as after a diaper change or nap
  • Never leave your baby unattended during tummy time

The best learning resource the baby has is You.

Try very short periods of time, possibly even a minute or two at a time, to start with and get ready to have some fun with tummy time!