Last year when I found out I was to become a mother I was shocked at the amount of garish children's products... seats, playmats and gyms seemed to have no lack of purple elephants and green monkeys dancing around like a brightly coloured nightmare.
Here's what I made for my daughter to lie on. Made from heavyweight cotton upholstery twill and backed with gorgeous heavyweight denim this matt is stuffed with a thin dense wadding to give it extra weight. It has many uses, and can be washed on a low setting and line dried.
Fabric is printed in the USA and then the matt is made by hand in Manchester England.