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The Perfect Mat for Monkeying Around at the Park

If you haven't noticed, we're all about picnic season here at The Shopping Mama. Really, anything that brings us outdoors is a win. Now that the warm weather has arrived, you can find us at the park, playground, or pool most days. One thing that always comes with us: our Monkey Mat. This oversize sheet stays in my diaper bag all spring and summer. It's great for the beach, outdoor concerts, soccer practice, airport floors, and more!

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The mat itself is large, but it folds up compactly into a nifty attached pouch. The corners are weighted—or there are loops for stakes, and it's water repellent so you don't have to worry about unexpected rain, wet-from-the-pool kids, and inevitable toddler spills.

Monkey Mat has now launched an even larger quilted version—great for bigger kids and larger families!

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