I was thinking of buying between the puzzle kind of playmat and the bumper mat, before deciding on the parklon bumper mat. Did not regret my decision as the parklon mat is:
- colourful (the design was stiking and my kid loved it)
- safe ( about 12mm thick and has quite good cushioning)
- best of all, it's easy to clean (my kid accidentally pooed on it and i just had to wipe it with baby wipes. No traces of poo poo left on the mat, just smell)
I read from other forum that the puzzle kind of mat may contain poison and not good for babies as they like to lick the mat when they flipped over or may start to pluck out the numbers and chew. Furthermore, the puzzle mat is not as easy to clean.
But the puzzle mat is very much cheaper than the parklon mat (i bought mine at $125)
jsut my two cents worth.