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What should you put under a pikler triangle?

Worried about safety with your Pikler triangle? Here are some ideas of what to put under a pikler triangle to keep your kids safe!

Getting a pikler triangle is exciting! Your kids are probably really excited climbing all over it and exploring all that it can do.

But, as a parent you might be worried about safety and what to do if they fall!

You should always supervise kids while using a Pikler triangle, but you definitely want to let them climb independently. Getting brave is half the point of using a climbing triangle!

But, kids are going to fall. That’s what they are learning – how to climb and how to fall – safely.

But, having something soft under your Pikler triangle can help to give you peace of mind.

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What should you put under a pikler triangle?

My top choice for under a pikler triangle is carpet or a rug. This will allow it to be stable but still slightly cushioned.

If you have hardwood, laminate, or concrete floors, you might want to consider a mat.

I do NOT suggest a Nugget or a crash pad. They are too thick and spongy and don’t give the triangle a solid foundation. Using them can actually lead to more accidents!

This is the foam play mat that we have and use.

These puzzle piece style mats work well, too!

Thanks for reading!

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