Bright Starts mat: an overview of the most popular models
Such an accessory, like a developing mat, 10 years ago seemed like a foreign curiosity, which young mothers did not refer to mast have. This thing was considered only as a nice accessory for children's photo sessions. But today the domestic market is quite full and products from the best European brands, and budget counterparts from China. Thanks to this, every mother can choose what suits her needs, requirements, taste and financial possibilities.
Each developing mat Bright Starts has quality certificates that meet high European standards, and also has a number of features. Many models of this series are very popular due to its wide functionality, bright design and a lot of accessories. Of course, their price is quite high, but, according to many owners, this thing fully pays for itself. Most babies like to spend time contemplating toys and actively researching all the secrets that are stored by the Bright Starts mat. This not only unties the hands of parents for a short time, but also promotes the development of the baby. After all, knowing the world around us is such an important and interesting task!
When should you buy a developing mat?
Usually recommendations on age groups are contained on the package. But most moms answer that even a monthly baby is interested in focusing on bright rattles or looking at other details of the rug.
There is no unequivocal answer about the age when the baby can be laid on the mat. You can do this even in the first weeks. Of course, do not wait for active reactions, even to focus on the subjects of the baby will not begin immediately. But over time, his interest will only increase.
How to choose the most suitable option? Let's consider some interesting models, which one of the most popular manufacturers of children's goods presented on the market - the American brand "Bright Starts".
Pediatricians are advised to begin to introduce the child to the flora and fauna as early as possible. It develops memory, attention, fine motor skills and horizons. But before you can teach animals and birds with the baby, he can get a close look at them and start memorizing their silhouettes, colors, and characteristics. Developing mat Bright Starts "Africa" - this is a great opportunity to begin acquaintance with the world of animals. It is designed so that a baby younger than six months will not roll out and fall out of it thanks to high sides. Of course, for a child who is already confidently crawling and sitting, this barrier will no longer seem insurmountable.
The design consists of a spacious mattress with sides that can be raised or lowered, two crossed arches, eight toy animals and eight additional rings. The main part in this "orchestra" is played by a musical elephant, who can sing and play music. It is included even from the touch of the baby. Developing mat Bright Starts "Africa" can be used from the very first days of life. Its remarkable feature is a pillow-panel, to which rodents and rattles are fastened. It can be placed under the head, leaned on her tummy or just sit on top. This is one of the most expensive products of the company, it costs about 10,000 rubles.
"Wonderful lake" and its inhabitants
The next accessory is one of the most popular in the lineup. This is not surprising, because in addition to the rug in the set includes two more gaming panels: mechanical and electronic. They can not only entertain the kid at home, but also accompany them when traveling in a car or train. You can take them on a picnic or at the dacha or simply attach them to a stroller during long walks.
Developing mat Bright Starts "Wonderful lake" like even many kids over one year old, because in addition to a bright thin mattress there are several rattles, rustling toys, teethers, as well as a safe mirror. Of course, all accessories are decorated in the style of the inhabitants of the underwater kingdom. Its cost varies between 7-8 thousand rubles.
No less popular and developing mat Bright Starts "Sunny Safari". By configuration and even design, it is very similar to "Africa". But still there are differences, although even at the first glance at this rug we find that very elephant. But there are no pillows in it. That's why this product from Bright Starts (developing carpet "Safari") is slightly smaller than "Africa" - only 6-6.5 thousand.
Who lives in Savannah?
If you get this mat early, you can use it even as a cozy cradle. Later it can be transformed, adjusting to the needs of the child. The developing mat "Savannah" (Bright Starts) has two arcs to which you can fasten toys: both in the set, and any others.
The set includes a pillow under the head or tummy, which also has eyelets for suspenders.
This developing mat Bright Starts is designed for learning, playing and resting the baby. It is a thin bright mattress, the longitudinal sides of which can be bent like the sides. He has only one arc, on which you can hang toys. As you might guess, the main character of this set is a giraffe, large, soft and bright. It can be hugged, squeezed and even chewed. And in between games the kid can admire himself in a mirror made of soft safe material. The mat "Giraffe" will cost about 5-5.5 thousand.
Mini floor mats
If looking through the catalogs of the manufacturer or taking a walk in the children's store makes you bewildered about the prices, do not be in a hurry to despair. Not every Bright Starts developing mat is expensive. In the range of the manufacturer there are many products with very different prices. For example, many are attracted by a series of mini-rugs, the functional of which is also quite wide. So, a rug "Small flowers" though also the small size, but the kid till a year perfectly will fit on it. Moreover, it will be convenient to take it with you for walks in the park or on the beach. In the set there are no arcs, there is only a supporting cushion, to which are fastened two toys and two additional rings. It is decorated in bright pink colors, so it is more suitable for girls. Option "Turtle", which has the same features, can be used for girls and boys. The cost of such products is only about one and a half thousand rubles.
There is one more series of small square or round rugs “Bright Starts”. They have arcs, and 3-4 toys are included in the kit. Such a development kit can be purchased for about 3 thousand rubles.
Toys outside the rugs
Many parents note that the manufacturer had a great idea to use fastening rings. All the elements of the rug are removable, they can be hung on any place of the arc or take with them for walks and travel. In addition, for additional rings you can hang any toys that are not included in the kit.
Mirrors, rodents, gaming panels are also not fixed permanently. To fix them, Velcro or buttons are used.
If you are looking for a rug with which the baby will develop, play and explore the world, be sure to pay attention to the products of the American company "Bright Starts".