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#1 Hummingbird82

Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:30 PM

Hello,

I'm after any recommendations for soft mats I can put on our tiled floor so that when our DD falls over she doesn't hit her head too hard on the floor. She is still learning to sit and falls a fair bit. Any recommendations would be great.

Thank you :-)

#2 Future-self

Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:36 PM

They cost heaps but the Dwinger ones are amazing
We’ve had our nearly 5 years - i do yoga and stretches on it as well as the kids playing on it.
https://softmats.com.../Dwinguler.html

#3 Charli73

Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:46 PM

Dwinguler Bubba mat, we have 2 and they are amazing, kids are now 6 and 8 and still play on them and they look brand new, had since they were born.. bought on sale at Bunting.. I love lying on the floor on them too.

#4 Daffy2016

Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:08 PM

We had just the alphabet tiles you can buy from Kmart or big w. They were great because we could fit the tiles together to suit the space.

#5 Future-self

Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:14 PM

View PostDaffy2016, on 16 March 2019 - 08:08 PM, said:

We had just the alphabet tiles you can buy from Kmart or big w. They were great because we could fit the tiles together to suit the space.
We had tiles at first with DD too... until he learned very early (before he could even walk) that he could pull them apart. Which he did. Over and over and over throwing them around the room . lol drove me nuts! Which is when we upgraded to the full mat

#6 BECZ

Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:30 PM

View PostFuture-self, on 13 March 2019 - 09:36 PM, said:

They cost heaps but the Dwinger ones are amazing
We’ve had our nearly 5 years - i do yoga and stretches on it as well as the kids playing on it.
https://softmats.com.../Dwinguler.html

Yep, we had one too.  So soft and comfy!

Sadly ours only lasted a couple of years as bright spark MIL invited herself over and I had it outside drying after giving it a good wash after DD2 had an accident and it had never had a thorough clean before, anyway, she decided to take it off the milk crates I had it drying on and put it on the grass under the tree which dropped lots of sticks.  As I had it drying upside down, the top was still damp, so she put it upside down and the small sticks poked through and broke the seal in numerous places, so I wasn't game to put it back in the toy room as I was worried the kids may pick at it and I had a newborn in the house.

Totally recommend them though.

#7 *cough*

Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:40 PM

https://www.munchkinandbear.com.au/

Love these mats. We’ve had one for 2 years and it’s still going strong. They actually look nice as well and aren’t bright and in your face.

#8 Future-self

Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:45 PM

^They’re lovely - I want to upgrade our playmat!

Edited by Future-self, 16 March 2019 - 08:45 PM.


#9 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:19 PM

Bunnings. They have cheap foam interlocking tiles. You can make them any size and shape you want.

Bunnings also have rubber matting and carpet rugs.

You can’t go wrong at bunnings. So many options and cheaper than a baby store.

Also, Kmart sometimes have cheap baby mats, but Bunnings are usually bigger and cheaper.

#10 IamtheMumma

Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:27 PM

View PostFuture-self, on 13 March 2019 - 09:36 PM, said:

They cost heaps but the Dwinger ones are amazing
We’ve had our nearly 5 years - i do yoga and stretches on it as well as the kids playing on it.
https://softmats.com.../Dwinguler.html

I used these. Fantastic, easy to clean and hard wearing. Keep an eye on gumtree/FB marketplace for secondhand.

I also did the Bunnings squares which worked until he learnt to pull them apart.

#11 Mooples

Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:44 PM

The only problem with the mats is that they don’t cover enough space once they start crawling. We have the big foam tiles on our playroom floor but nothing out in the kitchen and living area. Ds2 was falling at least two or three times a day when he was starting to pull up and cruise along the furniture. The sound of his head banging on the tiles made me feel sick, thankfully he’s mostly past it now.

#12 Living Type

Posted 16 March 2019 - 09:47 PM

I second the bubba mats. Don’t get the foam tiles. They are dangerous once bubba starts putting things in their mouth they can bite pieces off and choke.

#13 Hummingbird82

Posted 29 March 2019 - 06:44 AM

Thanks so much everyone - I'll check out the recommendations. I definitely want something to stop the sound of her head hitting the floor when she falls over.

#14 PaulHumber

Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:14 PM

I realise this thread is a little old now, but have you seen the play mats from Warren Hill? We have one and they're super soft and machine washable so you can throw them in the washing machine if there's any accidents.

Our youngest is now almost 2 and we lay it on the sofa and he now naps on it, loves to roll himself up in it too and pretends to be a sausage roll haha. We're expecting our third in a couple of weeks and look forward to her using it too.

Edited by lucky 2, 20 August 2019 - 06:48 PM.
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