Have you seen all the adorable options that exist for baby play mats and baby gyms? I'm so excited that the Land of Nod and others are starting to use their design savvy to create adorable baby gear that I don't mind leaving out and about the house. They look and feel handcrafted, and are perfectly gender neutral, and just plain beautiful, to be honest.
Below is a roundup of my favorites (including the above play mat that Ellie uses for tummy time!):