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Discover the world around them is one of the tasks present in the routine of a baby and up to parents to provide an enabling environment for small explore the universe around them.

According to Dr. Isabela Moreira Forni, pediatrician of dr.consulta medical centers network, sensory stimuli are part of the baby's life even before birth and are the best way to provide the child this ambiance of themselves and the world.

"In intrauterine life he already feels the touch, listen to conversations and music experiences movements. At birth, the child is introduced to a new world and are faced with a variety of information that need to be processed. It was observed that one of the best ways for the brain absorb the information is exploring and using all your senses and it is in this context that the importance of sensory activities. "He explains.

Sensory activities can be performed by means of stimulating toys and one of the most versatile product options are the activities of carpets. They bring together the function to stimulate and protect, after all the baby can stay safe and have fun on it while mom or dad perform other tasks.

If you interested in this item? Learn the pediatrician's recommendations to choose an activity mat, check bloggers for reviews on some models, as well as various options to buy online.

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4 items you should note when buying

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. Dr. Isabela Forni warns that when buying any product for your little two factors should be noted: "This item is safe? This item is recommended for the age of my child? These two questions should guide your purchase. "

Based on these issues, the pediatrician listed four factors to check when buying an activity mat:

1. Material: "In the case of activity mat, about security, we must always first look at the material from which it is made, it is a tough and own material for children, a material that will not release any substance (ink should always be non-toxic). "guides Isabela.

Also on the material, it is important to verify that it is easy to wash, after all it is essential that the carpet is always pretty clean.

2. carpet components: Dr. emphasizes the need to assess whether the pieces (toys and structures) that make up the carpet are attached firmly and that there is no object that can come loose and / or hurt the baby.

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3. Comfort: it is extremely important that in addition to insurance, the mat is comfortable and in this sense it is worth noting the dimensions of the carpet. "Another note that we have to have is if the upholstery is thick enough for the baby to stay comfortably sitting and lying." Says the expert.

4. Stimulus: pay attention to the stimuli offered by the carpet is important to gain in value, so be sure to invest in mats that allow the child to explore it not only lying down, but sitting and crawling on it.

"The age that usually recommend the carpet is from the second month, when the baby is now able to interact a little more with the environment around you, even so, from the first month the baby can already be placed to observe. Search for rugs that have the highest possible degree of sensory stimulation and they can cover other activities as the child grows. "Indicates the pediatrician.

6 mats recommended by bloggers activities

After the tips of Dr.. Isabela Forni, what about the opinion of those who have tested some models? Check out six activities mats acquired by bloggers mothers and what they have to say about them:

1. Fisher Price Forest Carpet for Mama & Pope Reviews

This review is quite complete and objective. Among the positives cited this carpet, is the variety of stimuli offered by him with toys, lights, textures and music. Already on the negative side is the space occupied by the mat in time to save it.

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See more details in the video and find this model to buy here.

2. Pink Carpet Flower Park Mastela for Tathi Fulber

The blogger Tathi Fulber speaks of a very delicate and cuddly carpet, ideal for younger babies. It also has easy assembly and disassembly, and despite not having many toys, enables the exchange or the addition of others.

Check out the full review in the video and buy this model in this link.

3. letters Portable Carpet Girotondo Baby by Vanessa Leah

This is an activity mat that has no toys. The model is a good choice for babies who already have lots of toys and just need a safe, comfortable space to play.

Learn more about this rug in the video and get it here.

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4. Carpet fun Bichinhos Mastela by Ru Baricelli

This mat is distinguished by variety of textures featuring the vibrant colors and the ease of mounting it and disassemble it. Besides the carpet, video blogger Ru Baricelli brings other suggestions for stimulating toys.

Watch the video for tips and details on the carpet and buy this model link.

5. Carpet Gymini Move&Play Tiny Princess, by Cris Linero

This is another carpet option that brings visual, audible and tactile stimuli in a super delicate design. The model was also stated in another video in Batatinha nose channel, check.

If you like this carpet here is the link to buy it online.

6. Carpet Sunny day Tiny Love, Michelle Amorim

Photo: Playback / Maternal Life

Photo: Playback / Maternal Life

Finally, a review that is not a video. The carpet tested by Michelle of Maternal Life blog is, she said, quite simple but has a good cost-effective. It is accompanied by five toys, with other features such as texture, music, horn and vibration.

You can read the full review here and find the model to buy this link.

Other carpet options to buy online

In addition to the models mentioned above, there are plenty of activities carpets available for purchase online. Check out more options for your small:

Elephant rectangular orange carpet for R $ 299 in Tricae

Elephant rectangular orange carpet for R $ 299 in Tricae

Bear activity mat Mastela by R $ 189 at Walmart

Bear activity mat Mastela by R $ 189 at Walmart

Carpet Gymini Cozy 3 in 1 Tiny Love by R $ 209.99 at Walmart

Carpet Gymini Cozy 3 in 1 Tiny Love by R $ 209.99 at Walmart

Carpet EVA Alphanumeric - 40 pieces for $ 23.90 at Walmart

Carpet EVA Alphanumeric - 40 pieces for $ 23.90 at Walmart

Gym Friends of the Forest Frisher Price for $ 249.89 in the US

Gym Friends of the Forest Frisher Price for $ 249.89 in the US

folding activities mat Momis Petit for $ 188 in Tricae

folding activities mat Momis Petit for $ 188 in Tricae

activities mat Toyster for R $ 189.99 in RiHappy

activities mat Toyster for R $ 189.99 in RiHappy

Carpet Super Mat Tiny Love by R $ 309.90 in the submarine

Carpet Super Mat Tiny Love by R $ 309.90 in the submarine

Now that you know more about the activities mat is only choose the model of your choice and let your child play.

"It is a great educational resource for teaching and allow the children to explore the environment, expanding its playful repertoire. As a pediatrician, I recommend rather use as a toy only he can bring together various stimuli, with its vibrant colors, different s texture, sounds, movements, shapes and activities, not to mention that is attractive since the first months until the beginning of first year, having enough use. "adds Dr. Isabela Forni.