So you're having a baby. Huzzah! Now it's time to feather the nest, as they say, and get the baby room ready. But you might be noticing what a lot of parents discover when preparing their home for their new bundle of joy: an astounding amount infantilized furniture. We don't know what it is about having a new kid that makes some vendors think everything must suddenly be kiddie-style. But that doesn't have to be the case, at least not with play mats. Here's a list of modern baby mats that are actually cute and will flow seamlessly with your existing decor.
Let me just say, baby mat technology has come a long way. What was once just variations on carpets, is now wipeable flooring products that make for easy cleaning up and super comfy spaces. Better yet, you don't have to get them in Alphabet letters or cutesy animal print (not that there's anything wrong with those). Many designers are now crafting play mats that are so on trend you might think they're just a regular part of the decor. Using Ikat print or soft chevrons, designers have taken play mats and redesigned them to integrate into homes rather than standing out like leftover daycare supplies. Here are a few of our favorites.
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