Tummy time is essential for developing strong head, neck, and shoulder muscles as well as defining certain motor skills. The Fill ‘N Fun Water Play Mat is the perfect tummy time activity with water and brightly colored friends to entice babies. With the Fill ‘N Fun Water Play Mat, young ones can experience water fun without even getting wet! Rain or shine, youngsters can have fun in the sun with this brightly colored inflatable play mat that has delightful underwater scenes, fun fish, and a smiley sun painted around the edge. Simply fill the inflatable edge of the mat with tap water and kids can have hours of tactile and visual fun! The play mat is made from heavy gauge plastic which resists leaks and tears. It folds flat when the water and air are let out which makes it a great take-along toy that easily fits into a diaper or toy bag. Earlyears, an Epoch Everlasting Play brand, is designed for developing young minds. They boast safe, award winning, high quality baby toys that stimulate and develop sensory, motor, cognitive, and social skills. They make toys for any baby from newborns to 12 months and older. Package contains (1) Earlyears Fill ‘N Fun Water Play Mat for Tummy Time. The play mat includes 6 fun friends, starfish, octopus, sea horse, turtle and 2 fish. The play mat is made from heavy gauge plastic which resists leaks and tears. Measures 20" x 17". For ages 3-18 months.
From the Manufacturer
Earlyears infant toys and activities are designed to nurture, stimulate and challenge the minds and bodies of growing babies by focusing on 4 areas of development: sensory stimulation, motor skills, cognitive abilities and social skills. Our high-quality, beautifully designed, award-winning toys for babies span the full spectrum of play patterns and possibilities. With our much loved Earlyears products, there's something for everyone.
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Different people might prefer different water fill levels. I filled it such that as I held the filled mat by the water filling valve and let the filled cavity hang, it appeared just over half full. That level seemed to work well for my daughter.
We just received and filled the mat today and my daughter, who is a very late crawler and has strongly resisted tummy time, spent over 30 minutes supporting her upper body with her arms and playing with the mat. I am very pleased with the purchase and believe I have found the key to giving my daughter the incentive she needs to build those weight supporting muscles.
My biggest complaint so far is that it stunk like death when I took it out of the box today. This may be BPA and Phtalate-free (although the box makes zero mention of either of these benefits), but judging by the smell I can almost guarantee you that it contains PVC. Which if you have researched environmental contaminants at all you would know PVC is frickin' poison. I will let it offgas for a while, but in the meantime and perhaps always, letting him put his hands all over it and then suck on his hands makes me extremely uncomfortable.
Also, what is everyone talking about with the valve being hard to fill? They must have changed the design because my water valve is gigantic and couldn't be easier to fill. Please see picture.
Purchased this water mat for my 4 month old at Christmas. The chemical smell filled the air when I opened the box on Christmas morning. Went ahead and filled the mat w/water assuming it would air out...it did not. The mat has been laying out for nearly a month now, just put it down on the floor for my baby and immediately noticed the strong smell again.
I will be draining and trashing this mat. Total waste of money.
- The plastic smell was truly overwhelming and seemed to cling to whatever touched it (i.e. baby's skin). The few times I've used the playmat, I put a cloth over a portion to lay baby on.
- Just discovered mold growing inside the water tonight.
- No instructions but it wasn't too hard to figure out how to inflate/fill.
- My baby wasn't really taken with the playmat. He looked at it and then promptly tried to eat it. He eventually did
It had a really strong industrial plasticy smell that I just couldn't get off even though I washed it and wiped it a couple of times.
And as for my baby, she doesn't love it. She likes to try and eat it and that makes me nervous because I'm afraid it might just tear and cause a chocking hazard. My cat is fascinated by it though!
I guess it might be a great buy if your baby doesn't like tummy time, but mine just loved tummy time since the beginning so I don't think this was a worthy/necessary buy.