The best baby play mats in Australia in 2023

Expert Advice 09 Nov 23 By

Best baby play mat by May Gibbs and Babybee Ollie

A round-up of the best play mats for fun – and tummy time!

While play mats aren’t a necessary purchase, many parents will agree that a play mat is a very helpful baby buy!

Play mats provide a safe and soft play area for toddlers and babies to explore the world around them and grow.

Play mats for babies or a baby play gyms offer a range of developmental benefits as they provide a safe and soft area for babies and toddlers to explore and grow.

Play mats are also the perfect spot for bubs to hone their tummy time skills which help with healthy physical development.

With a huge range of baby play mats to choose from, we’ve rounded up a list of our favourites to help you find the right mat for your little one.

The best baby play mats in Australia

Babybee Ollie Play Gym, RRP $229.99

Ollie is a play gym crafted from a soft linen-cotton blend fabric, with five included toys to engage bub’s developing mind. This luxurious play gym has a large surface area and is easy to clean with its removable top and wipe-down base. From birth you can pop your baby down on the Ollie play gym and it won’t be too long before your little one is playing with the hanging toy. The neutral tones will suit any home and it’s super light, so easy to move from room to to room.

(Image: Babybee)

Adairs Baby Quilted Pretty Flora Blush Play Mat

Adairs Baby Quilted Pretty Flora Blush Play Mat, RRP $99.99

The gorgeous quilted play mat from Adairs features Australian native flora and Australian native animals, including koalas and gallahs.

(Image: Adairs)

BABYSTUDIO May Gibbs Playmat with Toybar

BABYSTUDIO May Gibbs Playmat with Toybar, RRP $99.95

Designed to support the development of gross motor skills, the snap-on toys and soft bar toys will encourage Bub to reach and grasp and the toybar.

The soft plush mat provides a nice comfy environment for your little one to lie on.


Lovevery The Play Gym, RRP $235

Perfect for newborn through to toddler, the award-winning play gym from Lovevery is made from organic cotton so it’s gentle on baby’s skin. With 4 detachable/washable toys, 4 sets of cards and 5 developmental zones there’s plenty to look at and explore as your little one grows. There’s also a cute cover that turns it into a little den!

(Image: Lovevery)

Amelia Hasting Play Mat

Amelia Hastings Play Mat, RRP $229

Amelia Hastings luxurious foam play mats are soft and squishy and perfect for little ones. The cute double-sided design features a fun, interactive world of Australian animals on one side and subtle patterns and neutral colours on the reverse. No need to pack it up at the end of the day if the playspace is your living space – just flip it over!

(Image: Amelia Hastings)

The Young Folk Collective Baby Play Mat

The Young Folk Collective Baby Play Mat, RRP $109-189

Super-soft and durable, Young Folk Collective play mats are made from thick memory foam.

The mats are waterproof and easy to clean.

Available is two sizes, small (140cm x 100cm) and large (200 cm x 140 cm).

(Image: The Young Folk Collective)

Baby Einstein Sea Floor Explorers 2-in-1 Water Mat Play Gym

Baby Einstein Sea Floor Explorers 2-in-1 Water Mat Play Gym, RRP $59

The gym includes five sensory toys, a soft play surface, and a unique water mat to allow for portable, mess-free aquatic play.

This soft, comfortable play mat features vibrant colors and high-contrast patterns for visual stimulation.

(Image: Big W)

Living Textiles Character Playmat Koala

Living Textiles Character Playmat Koala, RRP $59.95

Amazingly soft and cuddly, this Koala play mat will make a snuggly companion for your little one at floor and tummy time.

Each playmat comes with its own carry/storage bag and character shaped gift card.

(Image: Baby Bunting)

Jungle Pals Play Mat

Jungle Pals Play Mat, RRP $29

The Jungle Pals Play Mat is ideal for lay-and-play, tummy time, or sit-up fun.

The toy arch includes hanging toys for reaching and grasping and the soft, plush design ensures it’s a comfortable and safe play area for Bub.

(Image: Big W)

Mocka Play Mat Blanket – Palm Tree

Mocka Play Mat Blanket – Palm Tree, RRP $69.95

This large, soft mat blanket perfect for your baby to lay, play and nap on.

Suitable for newborns through to crawlers and beyond, this mat features a stylish palm tree design that will instil cool, laidback vibes into your nursery, lounge and living room.

(Image: Mocka)

Round Foam Play Mat - Terrazzo/Weave from The Muse Edition

The Muse Edition Round Foam Play Mat – Terrazzo/Weave, RRP $179.99

Designed to mimic modern flooring and featuring a terrazzo print on one side and a subtle weave pattern that looks just like a rug on the other.

Constructed from the highest quality non-toxic PU with a thick foam core, these round padded play mats (140cm x 140cm) are fully reversible, easy to wipe clean and will look so luxe in your living space.

(Image: The Muse Edition)

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