Review: Wunderkids Playmat

Review: Wunderkids Playmat

Since the boys were infants, I’ve tried to provide a safe home for their adventurous, curious, and often wild personalities. Since moving into our home six years ago, our upstairs playroom has changed a lot as I update the furniture, toys, and decor to meet the needs of our kids in each season. 

Finding products that strike the perfect balance between safety, function, and aesthetics can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Enter the Wunderkids Playmat – a game-changer in our household.

kids building legos on a mat

What is it?

The Wunderkids Playmat is a non-toxic, foldable, foam playmat that provides a safe space for kids of all ages to play. It is low profile with its neutral palette.

Wunderkids was founded by Kate and Matt, an adventurous couple who have always tackled life head-on. When their two boys came into the world, it sparked a new and exciting challenge—parenthood. Picture this: two excited parents, two curious boys, and one big realization—kids need safe and nurturing environments to develop and grow.

Motivated by their commitment to their children’s well-being, they soon realized that not all baby products available in the market were not created with children’s best interests in mind. Alarmed by the harmful toxins found in baby products, they set out to create safer, more reliable alternatives. This passion led to the birth of Wunderkids, a brand devoted to making parenting easier to navigate and safer for little ones.

Today, their journey continues with a new mission: to support children’s development with science-backed, safety-tested products that let parents focus on enjoying those precious moments without worrying.

sides of a mat with zippers

Pros:

  • Packaging is sleek while keeping the playmat well packaged and protected during shipment. It was ready to use right outside of the box. We didn’t have to wait for it to “plump up” or “take shape.”
  • I can order online and have it shipped to my home. It is convenient to have the bulky box delivered instead of having to pick it up in-store.
  • Shipping is free! I am a sucker for free shipping, and it’s nice not to have to pay extra fees to have the playmat delivered. And items are shipped within 1-2 days, delivered between 3-12 days. 
  • It’s made from non-toxic, BPA-free, and phthalate-free materials. Knowing my kids are playing on a playmat without exposure to harmful chemicals gives me peace of mind. The cover is even machine washable—a big win!
  • The anti-slip cover provides added safety, and it’s a great bonus that I don’t have to worry about surprise wipeouts during playtime.
  • Neutral color options. The minimalist design fits seamlessly into any home decor, making it a stylish addition to living spaces. Our decor changes quite a bit at home, and having such a large item in a neutral color means it can seamlessly transition with our design changes.
  • Foldable and lightweight. It’s so helpful to be able to fold this playmat up and tuck it away when needed. I especially appreciate being able to move it from room to room as needed easily. While I use it in the playroom most days, I love the option to bring it down to the living room or even outside if needed.
  • It’s easy to clean. Spills, crumbs, and various messes are part of our daily routine. One of my favorite aspects of the Wunderkids Playmat is its easy cleaning. A quick wipe with a damp cloth removes most messes, and a gentle scrub does the trick for tougher stains. The waterproof surface ensures that spills don’t seep through, protecting our floors and keeping the playmat in pristine condition.
  • The added Woodley playpen can take this playmat to the next level. When our kids were infants, we had difficulty finding a safe yet big enough space in our home for them to roam around and explore. The playpen and the playmat provide a roomy, aesthetic space to contain little ones while still having a soft surface for them to explore.
  • Warehouses in Canada and the USA. Local warehouses make shipping easy, since this playmat is manufactured in South Korea. 
  • Durable enough to withstand pets. While we don’t have any pets, I remember my sister having difficulty finding a playmat that didn’t get holes in it from my sweet pup-niece’s claws. This playmat is strong enough to withstand the wildest small to medium breed pups.
  • A six-month warranty. You can receive a one-time replacement if the product is defective within six months.
  • Items shipped within the US are exempt from sales tax except in Utah. It’s always nice to save a little money where you can.
  • There is no age limit. While it would also be perfect for infants and toddlers, my young kids (4 and 7 years old) love having it in our home. We play games, do crafts, do homeschool preschool activities, and more. It’s been a home base for activities. I can only imagine how much we would have used this when they were younger too.
kids playing checkers on a mat

Cons:

  • The price point. The Wunderkids Playmat is on the pricier side compared to some other playmats on the market. However, considering its quality and design, it’s a worthwhile investment.
  • While the current size works well for our space, having more size options would cater to various household needs and preferences.
  • Unable to put heavy items on the playmat. Heavier items like our pikler triangle or art easel left marks if leftover time. I have been conscientious of removing those items from the playmat as soon as we are done playing with them.
  • Lighter colors may show wear and tear over time. As with most light-colored items in our house, I have to stay on top of wiping things down to avoid stains. A darker color or more intricate pattern may hide the wear and tear more easily, but doesn’t fit the aesthetic we are going for in our home.

Verdict

Buy! The Wunderkids Playmat has become an indispensable part of our daily routine. Doing Yod School, making obstacle courses, and wrestling are regular activities that feel a bit safer with the Wunderkids Playmat. It provides a safe and comfortable play area for my children while adding a touch of sophistication to our home. The thoughtful design and high-quality materials make it stand out in a sea of generic playmats.

As a mom who values both safety and aesthetics, I couldn’t be happier with this product. It allows me to create a safe environment for my kids without compromising on style. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or anyone looking for a chic and functional playmat, the Wunderkids Playmat is an excellent choice that delivers on all fronts.

Finding the perfect blend of form and function can be challenging in the ever-evolving world of parenting products. The Wunderkids Playmat is a testament to the fact that you don’t have to sacrifice style for safety. It’s a product that truly understands the needs of modern families, making playtime a delightful experience for both kids and parents alike.

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