Blog- Play Mat Benefits & Healthy Habits

Let’s explore a few ways babies, children and families can benefit from our padded play mats.

Our children are always watching us. It’s evident when they copy our bad habits.

Just think of those embarrassing moments when your toddler yells out a four-letter word. The same can be said for your best qualities and habits.

So if you add yoga on a soft squishy padded play mat to your daily routine they will want to do it to.

What we find is the minute we go near our padded play mat our children immediately come over and invade!

This is where you can make it special family time to wrestle, play and do gentle yoga poses together on your play mat.

Connect with your little’s by playing games, colouring and reading stories. Picnics are fun on our padded play mats to; because they’re supper comfy and you can just wipe clean the mess.

Our children are always learning and if we teach them and bond with them by nurturing healthy habits and routines early they’ll be set up for life.

Love Tracey x


Welcome to Softly Summer Padded Play Mats


I am so excited to share our journey with you.

Softly Summer padded play mats was born out of a need for our family. Our home is tiled except for the bedrooms. We were in need of a soft, safe surface for our kids to play on and practice there various sports on, especially our daughter Summer as she is always cartwheeling around the house and turning herself inside out. We hunted for gymnastics mats and even looked at the foam puzzle piece ones, but they were either too big and ugly or cheap and nasty and you could see the joins.

After a lot of research we found what we were looking for and excitedly began designing our very own padded play mats/ yoga mats. There are so many great things about these padded play mats, they are non toxic, soft and squishy, water proof, messes and spills just wipe clean!

It turns out to be a bonus for me because I don’t have to drag my yoga mat out and put it away anymore! Another bonus for us is that our padded play mats are hypo allergenic, I have a dust mite allergy so it’s a big tick for that one! They are also great on carpet in kids rooms to keep the carpet clean.

We are so thankful that we can now enrich the home life for you and your family.

It has been an emotional journey of creativity, hope, inspiration, risk taking, blood, (not really blood, but you know what I mean!), sweat and tears… and has taught us a lot about patience!! But mostly we’ve had fun, lots of laughs, and moments of OMG are we actually doing this!!!!. I am still in disbelief that we took the risk and dived in the deep end! We found a product that we believe in and are so passionate about, and we have brought to life our very own padded play mats with original designs (Just let me pinch myself for a minute!)… Along the way I have met some unbelievable creatives who have helped, inspired, supported, mentored and mostly believed in us and our product.

Thank you all for helping us bring our dream to life, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of our journey.

Love Tracey x