Using a Play Mat for your Baby’s Development

Using a Play Mat for your Baby’s Development

We’re passionate about beautiful and functional play mats. Ludere foam or linen play mats are the perfect foundation for helping babies learn essential skills, stimulate their awareness and senses, and facilitate overall body development.

Some of the many development benefits of using a baby play mat include:

Cognitive Benefits

Laying your baby on a play mat and placing toys around them allows babies to develop their cognitive skills through reactions like kicking, pulling, or even grabbing items.

Gross Motor Function

Baby play mats help gross motor development as they encourage babies to use and develop the muscles in their neck, back, tummy, legs, and arms. Our play mats are large enough for your little one to lie, roll around and sit on.

As they grow and learn to use their hands and legs to rock, crawl, and eventually walk, the play mat offers a safe and comfortable space. 

You can help your little ones to explore their surroundings by placing toys just out of reach and encouraging them to propel themselves toward them.


By placing your little ones on a comfy and safe play mat, you are encouraging their independence. The time they spend playing on mats learning and sparking their interests is without parents’ direct involvement, allowing them the freedom to explore independently and safely.

These safe spaces are so important to for them to discover their boundaries and explore securely.

Sensory Stimulation

Play mats offer babies the ability to stimulate their senses. To create a sensory experience for your little one, place various toys around them, showing your baby different colours, textures, and sounds.

Once your baby is a little older and starts mouthing objects, consider hanging teething toys above them on the mat just within reach.

Value for money

Baby play mats are versatile, portable, safe, and comfortable. You will use both Ludere’s TPU foam and our French Linen play mats for years to come. They are a fantastic investment as they provide a safe and soft play area for babies and toddlers to explore the world.

The beauty of our delightful baby play mats is that you can take them with you wherever you go, making them the ultimate multipurpose and versatile item. Even better, our luxurious, non-toxic play mats are safe, easy to clean and maintain.

Ludere – play in style

Our stylish padded foam play mats are high-quality TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane). Developed as a safer and more expensive alternative to PVC, our range is robust, free of harmful and toxic chemicals, and beautifully designed.

Ludere’s linen baby play mats are all-natural 100% French linen Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified, meaning you can be confident there are no nasty harmful substances used in production. Choose Ludere for your luxurious and stylish baby play mats today.

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