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Best of Baby Winner for Best Playmat

This gym and play place is chock full of brain-boosting images, toys and activities.
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Updated September 27, 2021
Lovevery the play gym
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And the Winner Is: Lovevery Play Gym

Playmats come in all sorts of adorable patterns and themes. If your goal is to get a cute little gym for tummy-time practice, go ahead and pick one that matches your preferred aesthetic. But if you want to invest in a mat that will grow with your child throughout that milestone-filled first year of life, stimulate their developing brain through the different stages of babyhood and, honestly, not look like a total eyesore in your living room, you’ll want to snag this one from Lovevery. It features five developmental play zones that can be flipped up for use or hidden to avoid overstimulation; your little love will discover different textures, learn about cause and effect and explore colors and focus. Plus, you know we love a multipurpose toy, and this nifty mat transforms into an adorably cozy fort—so you can use it long after those pivotal first 12 months.

What We Love

• Designed by childhood experts to grow with baby throughout the first year of life, this game-changing playmat features 24 baby-approved Montessori-inspired activities and comes with black and white cards, a high contrast ball, batting ring, teether, Montessori mirrors, learning cards, a play space cover and a guide with tips and tricks to help you help baby learn and grow

• This playmat has five separate play zones which can be revealed or hidden to stimulate brain development, prevent overstimulation and finetune those key motor skills

• It’s made with non-toxic materials, including 100 percent organic cotton and sustainable wood

• Rest assured this playmat is machine-washable

Buy it: $140, Lovevery.com

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