Baby needs to be entertained – but that can be kind of tough when you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep and your arms need a break, right? That’s why we’ve rounded up the best baby play mats, ranging from simple to action-packed, as an easy way to play with baby while stimulating their mind.

With features like hanging toys to bat and grasp, soft and crinkly textures for sensory play and high-contrast images to grab baby’s attention, these multifunctional baby play gyms engage little ones’ senses and support the development of important milestones like grasping, rolling over and tracking movement with their eyes. Plus, they serve as a safe spot for baby to practice a little independent play, so you can sit down nearby and maybe even enjoy your morning coffee.

Pink Powder Patchwork Nursery Mat

Baby needs to be entertained - but that can be kind of tough when you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep and your arms need a break, right?

Soft and squishy, the Pink Powder Patchwork Nursery Mat is a wonderful gift for a little one. Ideal for babies learning to roll around and for small children to sit and play. This quilted mat will be a piece to grow and adapt to your child’s needs. Great as gender neutral gifts for a baby shower, or simply as a treat for new parents, these play mats are sure to be a hit with baby. Find it at A Matter Of Style.

Gold Stella Organic Cotton Playmat

Baby needs to be entertained - but that can be kind of tough when you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep and your arms need a break, right?

This gorgeous full moon play mat is made entirely from dream pink certified organic cotton and finished with a delicate gold stella design. Perfect to use as a stand alone floor mat or as an addition to one of our tepee’s. Find it at Ella James.

Mustard Velvet Baby Play Mat

Baby needs to be entertained - but that can be kind of tough when you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep and your arms need a break, right?

Add a touch of fun to your little one’s playroom or nursery with the Mustard Velvet Baby Play Mat. This super soft play mat for a new baby is the perfect place for them to crawl, roll and play as they learn new things every day! It also makes the perfect gift for any new parent. Find it at A Matter Of Style.

Personalised Grey Elephant Activity Playmat

Baby needs to be entertained - but that can be kind of tough when you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep and your arms need a break, right?

Gift an elephant activity playmat to a little one in their first years. This playmat will provide an assortment of entertainment with a crinkle ear, a colourful rattle and a soft star squeaker. A young mind is guaranteed to be amused for hours, exploring and discovering new senses and textures. Find it at My 1st Years.

Rainbow Big Play Mat

Baby needs to be entertained - but that can be kind of tough when you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep and your arms need a break, right?

This gender-neutral play mat will be the perfect gift for Christmas, birthday, and baby-shower party. The rug is made in natural earthy tones of mustard, rust and stormy sky. This soft rainbow play mat adds a pop of color and a dash of whimsy to a nursery or kids room. This soft rug brings an abundance of charm – and comfort – to your little one’s play room or nursery. Find it at Gypsy Kids Designs.

Grey Baby Play Mat with Ruffle

Baby needs to be entertained - but that can be kind of tough when you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep and your arms need a break, right?

Perfect for tummy time for newborns and babies, the Grey Baby Play Mat with Ruffle will make a lovely addition to any nursery as a decorative rug, or as a play mat in a nursery or playroom. Great as gender-neutral gifts for a baby shower, or simply as a treat for new parents, this baby play mat is sure to be a hit with the baby. Find it at A Matter Of Style.

Stay & Play Mat – Nordic Forest

Baby needs to be entertained - but that can be kind of tough when you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep and your arms need a break, right?

The Stay and Play mat is designed with playing at home in mind. Perfect for laying down on hard floors or just to create a cosy and comfortable place to play, the Stay & Play mat is loved by little ones and looks great in adult spaces too. Find it at Avery Row.

Pluses on Powder Pink Baby Play Mat

Baby needs to be entertained - but that can be kind of tough when you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep and your arms need a break, right?

Soft, double sided baby play mat is a fun and comfortable place for every child. It’s latest must have for kids! Thanks to its extra softness it’s always comfortable even for the little ones. Find it at A Matter Of Style.

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