Finding a playmat that isn’t completely offensive to the eyes, but will also keep baby entertained is one of the many tricky challenges faced by new parents. We have the fabulous Danish Ubang Babblechat green and red quilted mat that Nat featured way back, but I can only find it available in pink now. I did however discover this little beauty for â‚¬79 over at the ever-amazing emporium Kids Love Design. Although I’m a massive fan of primary colours for kids, I also think there’s a lot to be said for cool neutrals like brown and grey (particularly if they avoid an assault on parents’ eyeballs). Designed by Parisian company Airdeje, it comes with a doll, a tassel, a flower and different textures, including wool and suede to amuse baby. It’s a generous 1m x 1m and 100 per cent cotton, so gentle on sensitive little skins. And won’t it look just peachy on your stripped floorboards?