Padded baby play mats and activity gyms are must-have items for every new parent and our gorgeous range of square and round play mats are what Australia’s babies love to explore, kick and play on! Made from non-toxic materials, our baby play mats are perfect for safe developmental play time.
The Baby Play Mats Australia Adores!
Our delightful designs include soft and soothing baby play mats in subtle colours perfect for tummy time through to interactive activity mats to keep bubs and tiny tots entertained for ages!
BABY PLAY MATS PERFECT FOR TUMMY TIME
From a simple floor mat to an activity mat with a built-in interactive baby gym, baby play mats have multiple uses. Play mats are clean, soft and non-allergenic and are also stimulating developmental baby activity centres.
THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A PADDED BABY PLAY MAT
While the first few weeks can feel like an eternity full of feeding and nappy changing, before you know it your little one will begin teething, rolling over and reaching for things that catch his or her attention. Just as we consider all safety aspects when we buy car seats, prams, strollers, bouncers and change tables, a padded baby play mat means that baby is safe from spills and tumbles as he or she becomes more curious and mobile.
In the early days it's hard to imagine your beautiful newborn bub starting to reach for things, but that moment isn't far off! Baby play mats with accessories, also called play gyms, baby gyms and activity mats embrace and encourage this important developmental milestone, attracting baby's attention with bright colours and moving objects. The padding is there to protect your precious little one as the grow and develop.
BABY PLAY MATS FOR NEWBORNS
Beautifully cushioned for baby's protection, soft activity play mats are perfect for family homes with hard floors and new babies! Round play mats like the Little Wiwa Cirkular Play Mats are made from non-toxic, sustainable materials making them safe for baby. These reversible mats feature two designs and colours so you can turn them over for a change of scenery.
If you prefer baby play mats in natural and organic fibres, some of our bestsellers include Susukoshi's quilted cotton round play mats and Wee Gallery's organic safari play mats. These popular baby play mats are reversible, foldable, machine washable floor mats for safe, clean floor-time anywhere, anytime.
DIFFERENT COLOURS AND DESIGNS AVAILABLE
Keep bub busy and entertained with Skip Hop's soft and snuggly Silver Lining range of activity gyms and activity centres. These deluxe plush activity mats have gentle colour palettes with pops of bright colours and fun accessories to stimulate your little one's senses and fit into any room in your home including your living room.
Something like the Dwinguler baby mats grow with baby, providing a non-toxic, non-slip foam mat with designs promoting learning opportunities for both babies and toddlers.
Our huge range of baby play mats and activity gyms make wonderful baby gifts because they provide bub with stimulation as an entertaining activity centre. Our baby play mats and are also foldable, making them super convenient for travel and outings.
Features to look for when buying a baby play mat or play gym
Every new parent's wishlist includes a gorgeous baby play mat from Metro Baby for their new bubba. If you're starting with a simple luxe floor mat for your newborn, important features include:
- Non-toxic, chemical-free materials
- High quality non-slip surfaces
- Machine washable and easy to wipe clean
- Cushioned layers
If you're considering a padded play mat with a built-in play gym, you need to consider:
- High quality, non-toxic, chemical free materials
- Safe and versatile design such as hanging plush toys which can be moved about
- Baby-safe removable accessories so the floor mat can be washed
- Quilted or foam mats for comfort and protection
- Interactive developmental activities to stimulate baby
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BABY PLAY MATS AND BABY PLAY GYMS to choose from
At Metro Baby you'll find a fantastic range of high quality, certified safe play gyms and cushioning baby play mats for newborns and beyond.
- Our extra-large, non-slip, waterproof baby play mats are suitable for any decor as baby transitions from nursery to bedroom.
- You'll find adorable activity mats in soft pastel shades with baby-safe accessories for your tiny love.
- A wide range of baby play mats offer various patterns, pictures and designs for learning opportunities.
- Bold, bright and vibrant play gyms with age appropriate hanging toys on safe toy bars provide multiple developmental activities to stimulate bub's senses.
- Colourful rugs with integrated cityscape designs or animal themes are perfect activity mats for encouraging imaginative play.
BRANDS WE KNOW AND TRUST
Metro Baby offer an extensive range of trusted baby products which adhere to Australian and New Zealand safety standards. Our range of trusted brands include Skip Hop, Janod, VTech, Ergobaby, Atelier Choux, Cocoon, Bumbo, Haakaa, BabyBjorn, and many more. Our bestseller products include cots, bassinets, sleeping bags, swaddles, change tables, prams, liners, car seats, breastfeeding products, soothers, pacifiers, teethers, backpacks, nappy bags, high chairs, boosters, baby clothing, playpens, wooden toys, and more.
BUYING ONLINE AT METRO BABY
Metro Baby is Australia’s trusted online one-stop baby shop offering an extensive range of deluxe and specialty baby products from the most trusted local and international brands. We are careful in selecting the best quality baby products to cater for your little one's many and changing needs, from breastfeeding your new arrival to teething toddlers to energetic little jumpers on trampolines! Our exceptional customer service includes easy checkout, Price Promise and gift cards. We also offer free delivery on standard orders over $99 and ship to most postcodes across Australia.
WHAT IS A BABY PLAY MAT?
Baby play mats come in all shapes and sizes, with different features. Simple, reversible baby play mats are:
• Cushioned for baby's comfort, and a safe and protected place to lay baby on the floor.
• Designed with baby toys, colours or patterns to encourage your little one's engagement and development.
Perfect for tummy time or to pop a freestanding baby play gym over the top, baby play mats are as essential as nappy bags, night lights and bassinets!
DO BABIES NEED A PLAY MAT OR ACTIVITY MAT?
Babies and mums and dads need a baby play mat - for different reasons!
- A padded play mat provides a safe space for baby and is also essential for tummy time and time on their back. Floor time contributes to baby's' physical development.
- An activity mat with integrated baby toys provides the visual stimulation important for bubs' mental development.
- When mums and dads need hands-free time, a soft, safe, and clean floor space to lay baby down is important.
- Baby play mats and play gyms are different to baby rockers as they allow more space for bub's movement and stimulation.
WHAT ARE THE BEST-SELLING BABY PLAY MATS OR FLOOR MATS IN AUSTRALIA?
At Metro Baby you'll find only the best baby play mats made from high quality materials from leading international brands.
Shop online for our best-selling baby floor mats and activity mats with Australian wide and international shipping available. Check out and find free shipping on offer for standard orders over $99.