Play is a way for your baby to develop their senses and interaction with you and the world. With this play mat from the KLAPPA toys collection, we want to stimulate this important journey of discovery.
Different motifs, sounds and materials activate the baby and stimulate their senses and motor skills.
Sharp contrasts that are easy for a baby to see.
For the safety of your child the mirror is made of inpact-resistant soft plastic.
100 % cotton
100 % polypropylene
80 % cotton, 20 % polyester
Polyester fiber fill
Machine wash, warm, durable-press cycle.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not iron.
Do not dry clean.
Before washing, the mirror must be removed.
Never leave your child unattended.Intended for use on floors.Recommended for all ages.
One of the pieces cameBrittanyOne of the pieces came off super quickly so I am guessing that certain piece would need to be stitched on. Definitely good would recommend.4
Great baby giftEricGreat baby gift5
Play matGrandmaman x 9I bought this for my 3 month old Grandson he loves it the padding and colours is amazing and all the textures, animals. So much fun!5
Klappa Play matGran123I bought this mat couple of days ago for my grandson.5
Needs toys in the middleJLO36I bought this for my 5 month old and she loves it. I wish some of the toys were closer to the middle though as she has a hard time playing with them right on the edge.4
ShoppingikeaI bought this a month ago. My daughter loves it5
CarolynnSoft. Doesn’t pill. Washes easily in washing machine without issue. Great product.5
Baby loves itMSTP317Baby really enjoys the play mat. Wish it was a little thicker but overall I really like it.5
Play turns us into human beings
Look, touch, push, lift… play is a way for your baby to develop their senses, to get orientated and to try to understand their surroundings. With the KLAPPA toys collection we wanted to develop toys which stimulate this journey of discovery and contribute to the important interaction between you and your baby. From a social context, the child grows through play, and becomes a human being.
When a new born baby’s eyes open for the first time, the central nervous system is still not yet fully developed. The eyes cannot see a distance of more than 7⅞-15¾", about as far away as the nursing mother's face. But by interacting with a variety of impressions, like colors, shapes, touches and sounds, the development of the small child's brain is stimulated. This is explained by researcher Krister Svensson, who has studied children's development, play and learning for many years. "But resting is just as important as the stimulation. The brain occasionally needs rest from the impressions in order to sort it all and relate everything to what it previously registered."
The details entice play
Toys adapted to the small baby can contribute to these important impressions which stimulate the brain's development. But what is it that really makes a certain toy enticing to the child? "Often it's something that stands out in their surroundings and draws attention to itself", says Krister. "Maybe black dots on a yellow giraffe or the sound of a rattle." Designer Malin Unnborn, who designed the KLAPPA toys collection, wanted to find those specific details that could create curiosity and lead to play. "For example, for the picture book and the ball I used colours with strong contrasts and fabrics with different structures, such as glossy and matte, soft and rough." On the snuggle blanket, the play mat and the baby gym, Malin made shark fins, ears and other details that stick out just enough for small and curious fingers to pinch them.
Toys create interaction
KLAPPA became an entire world of imaginative animals, plants and planets to explore. ”Maybe it’s not that important for the baby that it's a crab looking up at the edge of the play mat”, Malin says. "But it can entice an older child to play with their younger sibling." Krister feels that toys also play an important social function in the child's development. "They act as tools for social interaction between you and your child, and it's you who gives the toys life and meaning." For example, by naming a rattle 'a yellow giraffe', you can talk about it, and when you take turns holding the giraffe, an understanding in the child arises as to how they themselves are a part of a context. Play is based on interaction and is quite simply a necessity for a human being’s development, says Krister. "To become a human being requires interaction with other people."
What is cotton?
Cotton is one of the world's most appreciated and used natural fibres. Textiles in cotton are soft, hardwearing and can be washed at high temperatures. They are also good at breathing and absorbing moisture – making them pleasant to wear close to the body. Today at IKEA we use more and more recycled cotton and strive to make sure that all the new cotton we use has been grown and produced with less and less amounts of pesticides, fertilizers and water.