Is TPU Foam Safe for Babies?

Is TPU Foam Safe for Babies?

Babies love spending time exploring their environment and giving them a play mat to lay on is one of the best ways to keep them safe and comfortable while they get creative.

Tummy time helps strengthen their necks, arms, and back and contributes to your little one’s mental and physical development. But how do you know the baby play mat you have is safe?

At Ludere, we want the best for all babies, which is why we choose to use TPU foam in our baby play mat range. Ludere play mats boast refined minimalist patterns and timeless aesthetics. We design each Ludere play mat with babies and parents in mind so that the whole family can enjoy them - and they are made to last.

Read on to learn more about TPU foam baby play mats, allowing you to shop with confidence, knowing you are making the right choice for your baby.

What is Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)? 

TPU belongs to a group of thermoplastic elastomers with physical properties often referred to as a bridge between rubbers and plastics. TPU is highly durable, flexible, and offers many application possibilities where safety from biological toxicity cannot be compromised – baby play mats are a prime example of this.

We choose TPU for Ludere baby play mats because it’s an inert material that doesn’t off-gas any volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making it a fantastic and safe option.

Why is TPU foam so safe for babies?

TPU is:

  • Non-toxic
  • Durable
  • Flexible
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to clean
  • Multipurpose
  • Shock absorbent
  • Sustainable
  • Biodegradable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Eco-friendly
  • Does not off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Free from PVC, BPA, and other toxic chemicals.
  • Lightweight and portable

Every Ludere play mat is luxurious and eco-friendly. We source and craft our play mats from 100% sustainable and biodegradable TPU foam, focusing on creating beautiful and functional additions to your home.

Designed with the whole family in mind, our baby play mats feature thick, shock-absorbent cushioning to ensure a safe and comfortable space for tummy time adventures.

Our stunning play mats help make parenting easier, little ones safer, and will compliment your interior style. We believe play spaces should encourage creativity, and so have designed our play mats with to never overwhelm the senses with garish patterns.

At Ludere, we prioritise your little one’s safety 

Our linen mats are all-natural 100% French linen that is Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, meaning you can be confident there are no nasty harmful substances used in its production. 

Our padded foam play mats are premium TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), developed as a safer and more expensive alternative to PVC. They are robust, free of harmful and toxic chemicals, and beautifully designed. 

Give your little one a Ludere baby play mat today, and know you are giving them the gift of safe play.