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Choose an Activity Mat

How to choose an activity mat.

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-Hi, I'm Jessica Hartshorn for American Baby Magazine and I'm gonna tell you three things to look for in an activity mat. An activity mat should have toys that hang above your baby and toys on the mat itself. So whether your baby is playing on her back or on her belly, she'll have lots to do. It's also great if the toys hang from these kinds of links so you can add other toys. It also means that you can take the toys off and switch them around with each other or take the toys off completely and play with them somewhere else. Basically, the more you can do with the toys and the more variety you can give your baby, the longer she'll use the activity mat and the more use you'll get out of it. And the third thing you should look for is an activity mat that folds up nice and small so you can stash it behind your couch or behind the chair. And that's what you should look for in an activity mat.