Well it’s about time that someone created the high-end, fancy pants, gorgeous version of all those ubiquitous fugly play mats. Here the honor goes to Plain Mary, creator of the Kensington Baby Play Mat. And it is indeed very fancy.

Did I mention it’s fancy?

This padded play mat is substantial at 56″ long, and beautifully constructed of quilted microsuede which resists spills and stains far better than cotton or poly. If the ivory color is still scaring you practical moms, there’s also a lovely camel or chocolate

I must say I think that a baby can be perfectly content enjoying tummy time on a play mat with nary a purple and turquoise barnyard animal in sight. In fact the only splash of color here comes from an optional embroidered name or monogram. You can do anything up to 15 letters, so sorry, Señor Fancy Pants is not an option. Darn. –Liz

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