Organic Play Mat

Many of you asked mefor a play mat recommendation: there are many play mats out there but just a few meet my criteria.

The majority contain cheap and toxic foams:

❌ MEMORY FOAM POLYURETHANE FOAM: this toxic and polluting foam continues to emit toxic gasses when you bring it home.  The most common beds are made of memory foam (or viscoelastic foam), flexible polyurethane foam, coils, or combinations of these materials.  Both memory foam and flexible polyurethane foam are polyurethane foams. These cheap, unhealthy foams are petroleum products, meaning they are derived from fossil fuels.

❌  SOYBEANS FOAM: These foams are full of pesticides, so avoid that too.

Safer play mat alternatives:

They would need to show proof of certification of their organic claims so they can garantee that they are truly safe and non-toxic.

Here the certificatins:

GOTS Certified  Organic Cotton

GOLS Certified Organic Latex: 100% organic, natural, non-toxic, untreated with flame retardants, anti-bacterial, self-ventilating, biodegradable, and non-allergenic.

OEKO-TEX Certified:100% natural, non-toxic, untreated with flame retardants, anti-bacterial, self-ventilating, biodegradable, and non-allergenic.

Here are the reccoemnded brand:

Taki Certified Organic Play Mat
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💚 This Brands offer natural mats and they offer the possibility to costumise your mat.

Customise: the offer two king of foam insert: Classic and organic.

  • Classic foam insert: The latex foam is OEKO-TEX certified 100% natural, non-toxic, untreated with flame retardants, anti-bacterial, self-ventilating, biodegradable, and non-allergenic.

  • Organic foam insert: The latex foam is GOLS certified 100% organic, natural, non-toxic, untreated with flame retardants, anti-bacterial, self-ventilating, biodegradable, and non-allergenic.

If you  are looking for a truly certified organic play mat they select the

organic foam insert: Two GOLS certified organic natural latex foam mat inserts, without the fabric or waterproof covers. Each mat consists of two foam pieces.

They select your cover:

  • Everywhere mat cover: OEKO-TEX certified non-toxic, water based micro fiber PU leather.

  • Waterproof cover: The bamboo waterproof covers are OEKO-TEX certified non-toxic.

They also send you free samples

 

Lovery Organic Play Mat
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💚 Complete play system for your child’s first year by Lovevery®

Give your child the best possible start with the play gym that gives you a whole year of play. We did all the research to bring your child the best stage-based play gym for their developing brain. The Parents’ Choice award-winning play gym includes everything your child needs in an activity gym and play mat—from batting to teething to learning to focus—for playtime and tummy time with purpose.

💚  Designed by child development experts and crafted with safe, healthy and durable materials for babies ages 0+.

Five development zones on the Play Mat that reveal or conceal to prevent overstimulation and promote learning:
Learning to focus, Making sounds, How things feel, Hiding and finding, Exploring colors, Play Space Cover for imaginative play

MATERIAL: 

  • Organic Cotton High Contrast Montessori Ball

  • Sustainably-sourced Wooden Batting Ring

  • Organic Cotton Teether with BPA-free Silicone Ring

AMAZON LINK 

Pillobebe Organic Cotton Play Mat 
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💚From this brand I recommend the Organic Cotton Play Mat

Looking for a large size play mat made with Eco-friendly & Nontoxic materials for your little one? Made with soft natural 100% Certified Organic Cotton fabric for your sensitive little one! This is an essential item from birth to many years!

This premium handmade Play Mat is perfect for tummy time, crawling, sit-ups, taking naps, playing and learning. Made with Certified Organic Cotton. The uses of this mat is endless while your baby is growing up.

  • Eco-friendly

  • FREE of Formamide, Fire-retardants, PU, PVC, BPA, BPS, Formaldehyde, Phthalates, Lead, and harmful VOCs

  • Measurement: Appx. 54" X 54" for the cover, appx. 50"X50" for the insert

  • Removable cover for easy washing, Anti-slip feature,

  • Invisible zipper at the bottom (Hidden closure system)

  • Soft and clean material for your baby to play anytime anywhere

  • Top stitched for durability and finished look

  • Wash and Care: Cover - Machine wash cold, Wash separately. Air dry, Do not tumble-dry, No bleach, Iron if needed

  • Insert: Machine wash cold, Wash separately. Tumble dry in low setting.

  • Handmade in USA

MATERIAL: Batting: 100% Organic Cotton, appx. 1/2" thick

Facing: 100% Certified Organic Cotton Designer print

Backing: Silicon Anti-slip silicon dotted cotton

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Not recommended brand:

Polyurethane(PU) Leather Cover and Polyethylene(PE) Foam

MEMORY FOAM-POLYURETHANE FOAM: this foam is toxic and polluting. The most common beds are made of memory foam (or viscoelastic foam), flexible polyurethane foam, coils, or combinations of these materials.  Both memory foam and Flexible polyurethane foam are polyurethane foams. These cheap, unhealthy foams are petroleum products, meaning they are derived from fossil fuels. 

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Not recommended brand:

Recyclable Polyethylene(PE) foam made in South Korea

MEMORY FOAM-POLYURETHANE FOAM: this foam is toxic and polluting. The most common beds are made of memory foam (or viscoelastic foam), flexible polyurethane foam, coils, or combinations of these materials.  Both memory foam and Flexible polyurethane foam are polyurethane foams. These cheap, unhealthy foams are petroleum products, meaning they are derived from fossil fuels. 

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Not recommended brand: this brand's play mat Material: super soft coral fleece

Coral Fleese is made from polyester.  it is synthetic fiber not recommend. It contribuites to the microfiber pollution and it is not he safets material to be around. 

Choose natural material safer for your family and the environment. 

Not recommended brand: this brand's play mat has Inner: High Density Polyethylene FoamCover: Polyurethane Leather

POLYURETHANE FOAM: this foam is toxic and polluting. The most common beds are made of memory foam (or viscoelastic foam), flexible polyurethane foam, coils, or combinations of these materials.  Both memory foam and Flexible polyurethane foam are polyurethane foams. These cheap, unhealthy foams are petroleum products, meaning they are derived from fossil fuels. 

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Not recommended brand: this brand had all the potential to deliver a great product. I wish they didn't use a petroleum derived products. The brand's play mat constructed with an internal layer of memory foam.

MEMORY FOAM-POLYURETHANE FOAM: this foam is toxic and polluting. The most common beds are made of memory foam (or viscoelastic foam), flexible polyurethane foam, coils, or combinations of these materials.  Both memory foam and Flexible polyurethane foam are polyurethane foams. These cheap, unhealthy foams are petroleum products, meaning they are derived from fossil fuels.