Tomy Lamaze Space Symphony Gym

We know first-hand how overwhelming it can be to choose the best products for your baby. Which is why the 2017 Mother & Baby awards, sponsored by Babies"R"Us, seek to make it easier, helping Aussie mums find the best buys for their bubs.

Now in their sixth year, the awards highlight the best products in the baby care industry, from nappies and wipes, to big ticket items such as cots, cars and family holidays.

The Mother & Baby award rosette signals that a product has been exhaustively tried, tested and voted the best by real mums, and given the tick of approval by a panel of experts.

Scroll through the gallery to check out the winners in the best activity mat category.

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CATEGORY: BEST ACTIVITY MATS The Tomy Lamaze Space Symphony Gym, $99.99, features unique music and motion bringing toys to life for auditory and visual stimulation. Other features include toys, crinkles and jingles during 15 minutes of music and motion to encourage baby's development.

CATEGORY: BEST ACTIVITY MATS The Mamas & Papas Playmat & Tummy Time Octopus, $139.99, has nine interactive features to encourage and stimulate.

CATEGORY: BEST ACTIVITY MATS The Babies"r"Us Bruin Garden Patch Kickin' Keys Gym, $49.99, features four different play modes with a fun keyboard to play music with bub's feet.

Also shortlisted:

CATEGORY: BEST ACTIVITY MATS The Sponky Play Mat, $69.95.

CATEGORY: BEST ACTIVITY MATS The Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Gym, $149.71.