I just love a fabulous Aussie invention, and this one has just hit the market.
Some babies love tummy time, and others seem to liken it to a form of torture – but making it comfortable is a great start to getting little ones to enjoy this essential part of development. The Kush-ee Mat certainly takes care of the comfort factor.
Designed by Australian mum Mel Seears, the Kush-ee Mat is a self-inflating, lightweight and portable playmat. And it has some bright and beautiful designs to boot. Safety is high on the list of priorities for manufacturers On The Gro – it’s non-toxic, the valve is covered by a flap and it has grip dots on the underside to keep it from slipping on hard surfaces.
In terms of comfort, it’s large enough for both bub and an adult to play on, and it’s insulated, so cool in summer and warm in winter. And knowing how some babies can find tummy time a little…well, upsetting on the tummy – the covers are machine washable.
The Kush-ee Mat is $149.95, and comes with a storage bag and repair kit. Additional covers can be purchased for $44.95. The playmat can be purchased online, and On The Gro is currently searching for Australian stockists.