7 Best Baby Floor Mats of 2023
Best Baby Floor Mats
January 5, 2023

Best Baby Floor Mats

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These mats provide a soft spot for little ones to play—and they actually look good on your floors!Best Baby Floor Mats

As your little one goes from cuddly baby to curious crawler to playful toddler, a soft, safe area designated for play can be helpful. Floor mats are a convenient solution.

Typically made of foam or rubber, floor mats are as cushy as carpet but much easier to clean. Some are made from interlocking tiles while others are constructed from one long piece of foam or other soft, flexible material. They’ll lessen the impact of any tumbles as your child learns balance and coordination (it takes time!).

Floor mats can go in any room of your home, from your baby’s nursery to a playroom. Many parents also use them to designate a specific area for play in places like a family room or even a finished basement.

Most Stylish Baby Floor Mat

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A baby floor mat that’s beautiful enough to pass for a rug? Toddlekind’s Play Rug fits the bill. It’s a reversible playmat that comes in subtle, stylish prints that look good in any room. It’s also all one piece; just roll it out and you’re good to go. The cushioned surface is perfect for tiny tumbles and the mat is wipeable and easy to keep clean.

What Babylist Parents Say

“I knew this mat would be amazing but I didn’t realize how much of an essential it really is, I am shocked by the feel and texture of this, I’ve not felt anything like it, it feels like a cushion more than a rug, absolutely beautiful on my living room floor we actually have taken our rug up to replace it with our new mat!” -Beth

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Dimensions 4.6’ x 6.6’ x 0.5’

Another Stylish Option

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If you like the look of a playmat that doubles as a stylish rug but need a customizable option, look no further than Little Nomad. This gorgeous foam floor mat features hand-illustrated designs inspired by vintage Moroccan rugs. You can add as many squares as you need and design a mat anywhere from 4’ x 6’ all the way up to 10’ x 12’. The mats are cushy, made from non-toxic foam and absolutely beautiful.

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Dimensions 4’ x 6’ and up

Best Customizable Baby Floor Mat

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This customizable floor mat is made from 42 triangles and 32 edge pieces, so you can change up both the pattern and the size. Parents with a modern or minimal aesthetic will appreciate the neutral color palette and wipe-clean surface and babies and toddlers will appreciate the soft, cushy spot to play. Just keep in mind that curious babies and toddlers will sometimes pull apart these types of interlocking foam mats.

What Babylist Parents Say

“We love how you can arrange these in a pattern to your liking. They’re also easy to clean and soften up our tile floor for our sons play area. We love that they’re eco friendly as well!” -Jessica

Additional Specs
Dimensions 70” x 56”, 5.75 lbs

Best Organic Baby Floor Mat

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If you’re shopping for a floor mat but are conscious of chemicals and toxins, consider Toki Mats. The design is unique; the mats consist of a removable (and washable) fabric cover, a natural latex foam insert and a zip closure. Everything is made from non-toxic materials and free of things like phthalates, PVC and lead, and the latex foam insert is certified all-natural rubber and is available in an organic or non-organic option. Toki Mats work on any type of floor and the covers are interchangeable if you get tired of one and want a different design.

Keep in mind that Toki Mats mats require a bit more effort to clean than a wipeable baby floor mat. You’ll need to toss the fabric cover into the washing machine and spot-clean the foam insert any time there’s a big mess like spit up or a blowout. If you want to minimize the mess, consider adding the waterproof cover.

What Babylist Parents Say

“This mat is great for playing, rolling, crawling, and more! It’s supportive enough for floor play/tummy time and soft enough to cushion a fall. And best of all? It’s truly non-toxic!” -Mikaela

Additional Specs
Dimensions Standard size: 40” x 40” x 1”, 8 lbs

Best Portable Baby Floor Mat

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Sweet, simple and modern, this reversible playmat from Pehr is hand-quilted and ethically sourced. It’s light and easy to move around your home (or even roll up and take to grandma’s) yet still cushy and comfortable for your little one to play on. It’s also machine washable and dryer safe. Just note it’s on the smaller side, so if you need something to cover a larger space, the may not be for you.

For a similar lightweight, cotton option in beautifully neautral tones, check out Pehr’s Printed Baby Play Mat.

What Babylist Parents Say

“Love this! Not only is it beautiful but its perfect for tummy time, adding an extra layer when playing on the floor and makes a great backdrop for those monthly pictures!” -Leeanna

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Dimensions: 40” x 40”

Most Versatile Baby Floor Mat

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This play mat may look simple—but you’ll be shocked at just how versatile it is. It’s made from buttery soft bonded leather on one side and flocked suede on the other, so it’s comfortable, water-resistant and folds compactly. And you can use it in so many different ways. It works as a playmat, picnic blanket, beach towel, craft mat, splat mat under the high chair…the possibilities are endless.

Just be aware this isn’t a padded or cushioned mat, so if that’s the type of floor mat you’re looking for, this isn’t your best option.

What Babylist Parents Say

“Gathre Mats are a mom’s best-kept secret that should not be a secret! These mats are so versatile, easy to clean, classy and easy to take on the go! I’ve been a loyal customer for 5 years now!” -Sarah

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Dimensions: 54” x 54”

Best Affordable Baby Floor Mat

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Many one-piece, wipeable playmats of this size can cost upwards of $200 or more. This one from Skip Hop comes in at under $100 and shares many of the same features you’ll find on much more expensive mats. It’s reversible, with a subtle pattern on one side and a colorful scene on the other, and rolls out easily. It’s also PVC and phthalate free and waterproof.

What Babylist Parents Say

“Easy to clean rather than the squares. Love that it’s reversible with a more neutral side that blends in more with our decor.” -Natahsa

Additional Specs
Dimensions: 7.2’ x 44’
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