FAQs

What makes Totter + Tumble Playmats different to other playmats on the market?

So much! We could tell you about so many features that set our playmats apart from other types of playmats. In addition to the unique features discussed on our About page, a huge bonus is longevity and suitability for the busy home, designed with all members of the family in mind. 

Our mats are made with the highest quality memory foam that is tougher, thick and weightier, making our playmats a secure and beautiful piece of your interior, and a protective, comfortable play space for many years. 

We are so confident that our playmats are fault free that we include a 1 year manufacturer's warranty 

 

I can't choose between the designs, help!

This is a good problem to have! Take into account the design on the reversible design, check out our article on choosing the perfect playmat for your interior here, which gives you the insider tips on undertones and family colours.

After that, if you still can't decide, you may want to purchase a swatch to see the quality in person and the design in your home.

 

I want one! What's your delivery like?

You won't have to wait long! We use the top courier services to deliver your new playmat. Mainland UK orders will be brought to your doorstep within 4-5 working days from your order confirmation. For more information, including tracking, please see our Returns and Delivery information page.

 

How do I look after our Totter + Tumble Playmat?

Roll out and wipe down! You only need to use a gentle cleaning solution and a cloth to keep the playmat clean. Simple. If you’re not sure if your cleaner is gentle, a good indicator is if it’s deemed to be okay on your skin, it’s okay on the playmat. The only exception we know about are baby and water wipes, as even they can have additives like citric acid and emulsifiers. This makes them great with lifting a dirty nappy but can have the same impact on the patterns. You can always pop us an email via info@totterandtumble.co.uk if you’re unsure as well.

Although our mats are wipedown, they can still stain so be careful when using food colourings in messy play, picnicking on berries and anything acidic etc and wipe off spillages quickly. Remember to clean under the playmat regularly too. Best to keep any heavy furniture, sharply clawed pets and some hoovers off your mat to minimise the risk of damaging your playmat.

 

When we unrolled ours the inner edge has a slight curl to it- what can we do?

Just as when you stand on your memory foam playmat, a gentle impression of your feet temporarily remains, your playmat remembers how it has been rolled to get to you. It’s really easy to teach it to unlearn- roll it tightly the opposite way, bending the curl in the opposite direction, and leave it overnight. When you roll it out in the morning it will be flat! 

 

I hear Totter + Tumble Playmats are great for pilates and yoga - tell me more.

You are absolutely right, lots of mums and dads have told us how great these are. The thick cushioning is similar to that of a more deluxe Pilates mat to support the body during floor and side work. Yoga mats are typically thinner to increase connection with the solid floor for balances. However, yet again, the memory foam style of our playmats make a stable surface, ideal for yoga moves. 

 

Can I take my Totter + Tumble playmat out and about?

Our playmats can certainly be rolled up and moved outdoors. However, their primary function is to be a permanent feature of your home. To achieve the luxury cushioning and non-slip element, our playmats are made from high quality heavier foam.

If you do use your playmat outdoors, we suggest you look out for any sharp stones or objects that could damage the surface. Your playmat should not be left in direct sunshine for an extended period of time as it could fade.

 

What if I need a different size playmat?

There are two sizes available; Standard and Compact. The Standard size is matched to a large rug and measures 210cm x 140cm and is available in all the designs. 

The Compact still has space for all the family to play on and is matched to a standard British rug at 185cm x 125cm. The Compact design is currently available in the Scout + Wanderer, Mariner + Roamer, Dreamer + Nomad, the Rambler + Globe Trotter and Keeper + Seafarer designs. 

Please note that the playmats can stretch by a few centimetres as they ease into their new family homes.

Do you have a bigger space? As Totter + Tumble playmats are made from a sturdy material, they sit nicely next to one another without the constant slippage of lighter playmats, although we cannot guarantee the pattern would perfectly align and there can be a slight difference in size as they ease, as noted above. 

 

What flooring types are Totter + Tumble playmats suitable for?

Lots of you tell us of your frustration of slipping or breaking up jigsaw playmats. Don’t worry! Totter + Tumble’s weightier memory foam and texturised imprint means that they are more stable on carpeted, wood or tiled flooring. We have never seen a Standard size playmat, at over 10 kgs, move and at over 7kgs our Compact Playmats do well at staying put, though your flooring may have more of an impact on it too - e.g. if it is without grain or slippy itself. 

Clear of any layers, the playmats have a tog value of approximately 3.5 and are fine with underfloor heating.

Your flooring supplier should be able to advise you on what kind of floor coverings are suitable for your floor (and underfloor heating combination), if they haven’t already. 

 

There is a faint code printed in the corner on one side of my playmat- should that be there? 

Yes, every playmat has an individual code on it in accordance with the European Standards, to make sure each playmat is traceable to its manufacture and to protect your consumer rights. 


My little one has stained the playmat, what should we do?!

Don't panic! There are only two things we personally haven’t been able to remove- wet nail varnish and gel pen. I know it’s tempting to reach for the harsher cleaners, but we really don’t recommend it. Instead, a simple bicarbonate of soda paste left on for a few hours can lift most stains. Also hand soap can be tough on stains but gentle on the playmat. Keep returning to the stain regularly with the gentle cleaning solution and it will lift.  Luckily you have a reversible design too! 

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to reach out via info@totterandtumble.co.uk