The Baby Einstein play mat is colorful and comes with 10 different accessories to stimulate your baby visually. Some of the features make noises that babies can initiate (the birds squeak, the duck has crunchy wings, and the star lights up and plays classical music). A small pillow is included to aid in baby's tummy time, although it's a little hard to be used effectively for this. My two-year old still enjoys naming the animals printed on the mat.
Nearly everything is washable and mine has survived several trips through the spin cycle.
One complaint is that there is no volume control on the star, and it seems a little loud. I also feel it's a little pricey for what it is. If I hadn't received it as a shower gift, I'd never have purchased it myself. There are also a ton of tags (I counted 23) on each of the little accessories. I take them off, because they are stiff and scratchy.