- **NEW Updated Design 2013- Arches w/easy cloth tie attachments **
- Black, White & Red 3D Activity Playmat 3 feet by 3 feet
- Developmental play mat and gym Stimulate your baby’s senses!
- Includes all 5 developmental hanging baby toys pictured.
- Machine Washable in COLD.
Great until you wash it.
I was very happy to find a high contrast activity mat for my little one and one not so ugly. Unfortunately it became not so contrasty when I washed it. I followed the directions of the manufacture. I washed it with ice cold water and when I say ice cold I mean it. We have been having record breaking below zero weather. This affects the temperature of our water. The water will turn your fingers into icicles just running it over them. As a precaution, I threw in half a box of color catcher sheets and ran it on the hand wash cycle of our machine. I wanted to cry when I took the mat out. Everything white turned bright pink. What were they thinking using a red dye that bleeds like this on something meant for a baby?
Pretty but …. it runs
I bought this playmat months ago but only decided to use it as a playmat 2 days ago. I had it attached to the inside of my baby’s playpen. She was fascinated by the characters and would quietly stare at it whenever I put her to lie in the playpen. It is 100% cotton, which was excellent since my baby has severe eczema and can only have contact with 100% cotton fabrics. I had to be spreading cotton fabric over everything she sits or lies on which defeats the purpose of having playmats I decided to wash this playmat so she could do her tummy time on it while looking at the pictures on the mat.BIG MISTAKE! It bleeds! Now all the white areas are pink! There is no more stark contrast in colour.Unless you plan to mount this mat vertically or you don’ t wash it for you baby to lie on I would not recommended you buy it.FOLLOW UP:I tried to return this item to Genius Babies but I was too late in trying to use it for them to take it back. I received the following from one of their Customer Service Representatives:”… We have had multiple testing of this product and in cold water, have never found it to run or bleed – only inwarm and hot.As a mom myself I have used mine for both babies, with innumerous washings.Kindest Regards,SarahCustomer Care”Just in case anyone else out there, like Sarah, may think I am lying about this I have taken several photos for prospective customers to see. If it didn’t run, I really would not have wasted my time writing this review. Clearly Sarah must have received a different stock than I did as she has used hers for two babies thus suggesting she has had her for at least two years. Could it be possible that between manufacturing the one she bought and mine they changed the die or something???Her response also reveals that even in the face of a complaint that a product is defective and defeats the whole purpose of the product, the Genius Baby Company is is not the least bit perturbed … it must be the customer who is lying, blind or mischievous.
Baby loves it..not great for washing & choking hazard
My son LOVED this mat. It’s very interactive and I love that I can take the toys in the car. But as the other review stated the colors do run even in cold water …and our mat which the foam bars were attached to the bottom by buttons(a stretchy elastic one end that loops around a plain button) ..one of the buttons ripped off and luckily I caught it before my son did. The company did replace he mat and said that has never happened before. My son was around 3 months and if a 3 month old could rip a button lose (not sure if he did) that maybe they should consider a different method of attaching the foam bars to the mat. The customer service was great about it but unless they changed how it attaches I wouldn’t spend the $$. Just buy the toys separate
My granddaughter loves this mat! Perfect for those tummy times on the floor! Very bright and attractive for a baby’s first toy!
I chose because it is cotton and like how basic it is and easy to transport. My daughter enjoys playing with the toys and additional items I attach. Smiles…