They may be called play mats, play gyms or activity centers, but you will come to know them as the only way you’ll get 5 minutes to yourself or your saving grace when you’re trying to make dinner. Whether you’re looking for a play mat with all the bells and whistles or a modern wooden play gym to match your living room decor, we’ve rounded up the best play mats and play gyms to keep your baby entertained.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money or space on a play mat, try Infantino. Their Explore & Store Activity Gym comes in a variety of styles including an owl, monkey, unicorn and jungle theme. The simple space-saving oval design comes with an overhead bar and three thematic toys that will entertain your little one through sight, touch and sound.