Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by Ben Gonzalez
Phthalates. The deadly, evil, plasticizers. These chemicals are industrial compounds used to soften plastics and were shown to be commonly found in a wide array of childrenâ€™s toys and products.
As of February 10th of the year 2009, the Consumer Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) required that all products a child could potentially put in their mouth must be phthalate free and contain lower levels of lead and other heavy metals. This would apply to just about all toys or kids products that are generally used in daycares and pre-schools such as nap mats for kids, cots, and certain toys.
Since the CPSIA was enacted, MatsMatsMats.com has made a concerted effort to phase out all kids products that contained lead or phthalates and replace them with equivalent products that meet or exceed this new requirement. Everything from cots, nap and rest mats, tumbling mats, and bean bag chairs can be found in our kids daycare supplies section. If you are a parent or daycare provider, be sure to educate yourself and protect your children from products that may contain excessive amounts of these harmful chemicals. You can also view additional information regarding the CPSIA at http://www.matsmatsmats.com/kids/daycare_article_cpsia_2008.asp.
Posted on: May 8th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
If you need to buy some day care supplies and are thinking about putting down kids playroom flooring in your facilityâ€™s playroom, say, if you run your own daycare, or if youâ€™re an educational administrator or even a home school teacher, you canâ€™t go wrong with colorful, interlocking foam tiles in order to provide a comfortable place to play, protect against falls, ad some vibrancy to what might be an otherwise drab environment, and even ad an element of relief from those who stand or play on the foam surface.
Childrenâ€™s play mats are a must for any environment where kids spend extended periods of time playing and learning while sitting or lounging, so is it any wonder there are so many selections?Â Daycare providers might opt, instead of using play or nap mats, for kids to take their naps during nap time, for the use of daycare cots with cot sheets, especially if parents might be concerned about their kids sleeping on the floor.