9 Great Baby Play Mats

Perfect for tummy time, learning to roll, crawl, walk and reducing noise, these play mats are so multi-functional. They're pretty cute, too!

9 Great Baby Play Mats

Whether you're beefing up your newborn checklist or just looking for one of the best baby play mats at a later point, we found some of the most adorable options ever. Each baby play mat on our list is fun to play with, visually engaging, easy to clean and best of all—affordable.

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SkipHop Playspot Chevron Geo foam tiles

Pack a pretty punch of pastel-y corals and muted greys with this interlocking chevron mat. With 40 foam triangles (including 32 flat-sided edge pieces), it's easy to mix and match the pattern.

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This Skip Hop play mat covers a good chunk of surface area, too. At 70 inches by 56 inches, make sure you have a good chunk of floor space to dedicate to it.

Infantino soft foam puzzle mat

If space or budget is an issue, this mini mat is super affordable and compact. Six interlocking pieces each contain a removable shape in the center, great for improving your little one's fine motor skills.

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We love the engaging bright colors and the emphasis on learning early basic shapes. Plus, the squishy texture makes falling and flopping less risky business. It's a brilliant play gym for little ones they'll love for years to come.


SkipHop Zoo Playspot interlocking foam tiles

The gang's all here! All the iconic SkipHop animals are ready to play on this 12-piece mat. Each tile is 14 inches by 14 inches and made of smooth EVA foam.

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It's a happy, bright and gender-neutral addition to playrooms, bedrooms and other spaces that require a little padding for toddlers to you know—toddle around. We love the versatility of this foam mat.

Prince Lionheart Develop Mat Shapes

The contrasting black and white squares on this mat are super appealing to little peepers. It's two-sided, with a vibrant barnyard decal on the flipside. The best part is it rolls up for easy transport.

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We love how easy it is to clean. And, because it focuses on bold black-and-white geometric shapes, this play mat is ideal for early vision enhancement and training. Babies love it!

Tadpoles playmat set

If you're after a rustic look, this faux woodgrain mat will work perfectly amongst your carefully curated antlers and woodland creatures. It's easy to wipe clean and comes with 12 border pieces for a finished-edge look.

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If you're committed to a clean aesthetic, this one is clearly the best baby play mat for you.


SkipHop Playspot Geo foam floor tiles

Keep it simple with this restrained palette. Swap the design from diamond to chevron by arranging the tiles in different ways, giving a pop of geometric cool in the nursery or playroom.

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It's a chic piece you'll love for tummy time when they're infants as well as big kid playing with LEGO toys and blocks in just a few years.

Tadpoles Stars playmat set

The puzzle aspect of these removable star-shaped pieces is great for toddlers to explore. This mat is recommended for tots three and up.

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They'll use this one in the early years for safety and then get a kick out of it's adorable design as time marches on.

Caravan of Love organic cotton playmat

Made from bamboo and cotton batting, this silky-soft playmat is worthy of its price tag. All handmade from eco-friendly and non-toxic materials, the underside features an anti-slip silicone-dotted cotton so it's secure for nap times and on-the-go play.

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We love the fringed Boho design, easy carrying handles and lipped baby pool-style shape that keeps tiny babies contained.


Birds in Trees Baby Care playmat

This cute mat is made of wipeable PVC, which is a cinch to clean. The reverse side has a colorful alphabet pattern for bigger kids. Not only is it good for lounging, exploring and absorbing falls, it acts as a great insulator for reducing noise, too.

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But really, just imagine all the fun adventures they'll have as they wade into their three-year-old stages of play on this gem of a baby play mat.

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This article was originally published on Aug 26, 2016

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