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.
80% cotton, 20% polyester
Machine wash, max 40°C, mild process.
Do not bleach.
Do not tumble dry.
Do not iron.
Do not dryclean.
Before wash, the mirror must be removed.
Never leave your child unattended.Intended for use on floors.Recommended for ages from 0 year.This product bears the CE mark.
The cotton in this product is grown with less water, less chemical fertilizers and less chemical pesticides, while increasing profit margins for the farmers. That way, we lower our environmental impact.
We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.
Great productEllieGreat value for money, great size and quality.5
Fabulous playmat!KasiaFabulous playmat, soft for baby to lay on and crawl in when the time comes. Lovely different textures for him to explore, we couldn't love it any more than we do!5
Perfect play matRoxyChrisThis is just perfect ! Well padded, thick, very well done ! Amazing for keeping my little one entertained5
excellent play matmoomoo22this was one of the best purchases for my little one. perfect for tummy time. well padded. a must if you don't have carpeted floors. we love it5
Perfect!EgoldMy little ones love this mat, lovely and padded.5
Best baby play mat out there.zebrazubPerfect Play mat for my grandaughter, great quality and cute but not in an overdone way unlike most of the ones on the market. The sea theme is lovely.5
Baby loved it!Amy90Lots of different toys to go to on the play, just the right size for our living room, and gives baby space to roll around!5
Perfect for babyEmilyMayWe have hard wood floors in our living room and needed a playmat with some cushioning for our daughter, it’s been amazing and can barely feel the hard floor through it. Easy to clean too by putting in the washing machine and then drying on a rack. Brilliant for £25 instead of £50 for just a blanket type play mat in a baby store.5
soft and colourfulJaney75This playmat is ideal for tummy time if you want to play with your child or have other children who wish to play together. The contrasting colours and interesting features such as the octopus and star mirror are great for babies too. We love it5
Great matTracy87Needed a play mat for my 6month old to play on, he loves it. It's nice and soft with bright colours helps with tummy time.5
A very good productDMBHI am very satisfied with this mat ansad when introduced to my 5 months old grandson he was content to roll and grab the Starr mirror which he now suckling He also likes to grab the lobster clas to make them crackle5
Just what we needed!ElleEmJayThis play mat is well made, very soft and well padded, for baby to lay on and colourful, with bright, eye catching sea creatures! We are so very pleased with it.5
Excellent play matEmmaW18Great size and well padded - baby loves the crinkly bits! Washes well too5
So cuteHelsbels78Excellent product, thick, soft, tactile5
Great playmatMichaelaSBought the playmat for when my grandson visits he seems to love it and it feels very soft and comfy for him even on my hard floors!5
Good size and qualityYummymummy& NateypieMy baby loves play on his mat well padded good quality and decent size Washable5
Perfect sizeTom TomVery great item happy zzzzzzzzz5
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 20-40 cm, about as far away as the nursing mother's face. But by interacting with a variety of impressions, like colours, 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, fertilisers and water.