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Foam Crash Pad for Kids

Foam crash pads are a must have for any home with young kids. These pads are basically huge nylon sacks filled with shredded foam stuffing that help provide a soft, safe landing space for a variety of activities. Some ways to use a foam crash pad include the following:

  • Below jungle gyms, swings, and other backyard or playground equipment
  • As a wrestling mat
  • For practicing gymnastics
  • For climbing and jumping play

In addition, foam crash pads are an DIY crash padexcellent tool to help calm children with autism, sensory processing disorder, or other special needs. The sturdy yet soft foam gives children the kind of sensory input they crave while protecting them from injury and harm. Foam crash pads can be used by individuals in search of comfort and soothing or by multiple children seeking cooperative play opportunities. Some activities to try (all with adult supervision, of course) include:

  • Crawling over and under the pad
  • Rolling across the pad
  • Sinking into the crash pad
  • Using the pad as a resting place for a nap or quiet time in a dark room
  • Using the pad as a comfy couch while watching movies or projector images
  • Pushing or pulling heavier crash pads across the room or yard

Name brand foam crash pads can run several hundred dollars, which is enough to make many parents give up the idea of ever buying one. But there are far more affordable alternatives out there that are every bit as safe and effective as the expensive ones. For example, you can buy commercial foam scraps or polyester fiberfill scraps from, add in a zippered liner from the site in your desired size, and make a DIY crash pad on a budget. For even more savings, simply use an old duvet cover in place of the zippered liner to hold your shredded foam or fiberfill scraps.

If you have active young children or children with special needs and think a foam crash pad is right for your home, then visit FoamByMail today to view the different types of foam stuffing and washable liners we have for sale. With our help, you can make a foam crash pad that rivals the brand names for a fraction of the cost, so check out the site right now.

6 thoughts on “Foam Crash Pad for Kids”

  1. This article on Foam Crash Pad for Kids calls out adding in a zippered liner from the site, but I can’t find anywhere to order one. How would I go about this?

  2. Hello, I am looking to purchase foam crash pads for a basement climbing gym I made for my family. It is a fairly good size area which will require a lot of foam. The first area is 18′ x 6′ 6″‘; the second area is 8′ x 2’ 6″. Also, would like a recommendation on how thick to go (my guess is 3″ thick) I am located in the Denver, Co area. Is this something you can help me with?

  3. We would suggest our Lux-HQ foam for your application. However, typically what is used is 2″ of 2.2LB polyethylene foam over 4″ of Lux-Regular foam.

  4. I am making a sensory crash pad for my son. How much of the shreded foam or foam scraps would I need to fill a 5×5 sack?

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