The Happy Now Playmat [Regular]

$75.00 AUD
Tax included.


Who wouldn't be happy with their nappy off on The Happy Now waterproof playmat? A vibrant splash of colour and hand-drawn patterns makes for a striking design. Use it at home, throw it in the nappy bag for the park, and if it gets dirty? Simply throw it in the washing machine to wash. If you're looking for a gorgeous gender neutral baby gift, then we think you may have just found it!

Complete with the standard features of the Rudie Nudie playmats:
- 100% soft cotton top layer
- Waterproof
- Machine washable
- Perfect for nappy-free playtime
- Dimensions: 90cm x 90cm

Designed by Stephnie Croft from Studio Von.


*Please note that we are experiencing some shipping delays within Australia. If you require your order to arrive quickly, please select Australia Post Express at checkout, although Express is experiencing delays also. Click here to check Australia Post's domestic and international delivery times, service disruptions and updates. 

We ship worldwide - please see pricing and details below. All orders are shipped from Melbourne. Due to larger volumes, we aim to despatch orders within 48 hrs [for orders placed on a weekday].

All international orders are experiencing delays of up to one week to all international destinations due to ongoing limited air capacity. Items may be held longer than usual by Australian and overseas customs authorities.


Domestic Orders

We offer flat rate shipping within Australia and the following options will show up at checkout:

Australia Post Standard $9.95 - Please allow up to 14 business days for standard deliveries.

Australia Post Express $14.95 - Please allow up to 7 business days for express deliveries. 

  • Rudie Nudie is not responsible for stolen or lost parcels once parcels have been delivered to the address provided.
  • Rudie Nudie is not responsible for parcels that have been left uncollected at a post office. If the uncollected parcel is returned to Rudie Nudie, an additional shipping fee will be required to resend the parcel to you. It is the responsibility of the customer to follow the progress of their parcel via the tracking number provided in the shipping confirmation email.
  • Australia Post is currently leaving parcels in a safe place due to COVID-19. If there isn't a safe place, Australia Post will leave your parcel at a nearby post office.

Current Shipping Times*

Please allow up to 14 business days for delivery within Australia.

*While Rudie Nudie will do everything we can to ensure your order is delivered on time, we will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of delay caused by our carrier which is out of our reasonable control. We will also not be responsible for any delay, loss or returned parcels caused by an incorrect delivery address provided, or issues relating to delivery access.

Please refer to your tracking number for a delivery status on your order. If you’re still having issues, please email

Once we have shipped your order, any changes to the order will incur additional shipping charges to have this delivered. Any time a shipment is returned to us, we incur additional charges from our carriers.

International Orders

All International orders are experiencing delays of up to one week to all international destinations, due to ongoing limited air capacity.

Below are our current shipping rates in AUD$. Our website charges in Australian dollars. The actual price charged to international customers will be subject to the exchange rate of your local currency applied by the credit or debit card company. Your financial services provider may charge currency conversion and administration fees on purchases and any refunds we provide.

All international orders are sent with Australia Post Express and exclude customs and tax charges.

Please refer to your tracking number for a delivery status on your order. If you’re still having issues, please email 

Flat Rate

New Zealand


Rate Based on Weight

Other international rates are based on weight. Most rates are the same price, whether you order 1 or 2 large playmats. Please see our FAQs below for playmat and picnic rug weights.





Up to 2KG: AUD $15

2-3KG: AUD$18

3-4KG: AUD$25

4-5KG: AUD$30

5-8KG: AUD$38


Includes Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Brunei

Up to 2KG: $24

2-3KG: $30

3-4KG: $35

4-5KG: $40



Up to 2KG: $30

2-3KG: $35

3-4KG: $40

4-5KG: $45

5-10KG: $50


Includes Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain

Up to 2KG: $33

2-3KG: $50

4-9KG: $60


Includes Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Poland, Estonia, Cyprus

Up to 2KG: $43

2-3KG: $50

4-9KG: $60


Includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Kuwait, Luxembourg

Up to 1KG: $45

1 to 2KG: $50

2 to 3KG: $60

If your country isn't listed above, please let us know at 

We also recommend checking the Aramex Shop and Ship service, as they can be more competitive with pricing than our website. You simply place an order on our website, but use the local Australian address that Aramex provides, and they arrange delivery to your door.

Customs Duties / Importing Taxes

Please be aware that your parcel may incur customs duties and/or importing taxes upon arrival into your country. Please know that these charges are out of our control and we will not reimburse any of these GST, charges, duties or fees. Please check with your local authorities to confirm what customs duties and fees you are likely to incur before purchasing to avoid any surprises.

Once we have shipped your order, any changes to the order will incur additional shipping charges to have this delivered. Any time a shipment is returned to us, we incur additional charges from our carriers.

Shipping FAQs

How soon are orders despatched?

All orders are despatched within 2 business days. 

If your order is urgent, please contact us on so that we can do our best to despatch as quickly as possible. We will always do our best to help!

Can address changes be made to my order?

Not always but we will try.

Our warehouse is amazingly quick, and sometimes they have your orders packed and out the door before we blink! The downside to this is that once you place your order, it can be hard to make any changes once it's shipped. Please email and we will do our best to help.

Please ensure that your address details are correct when making your order. If we are unable to deliver your parcel due to an incorrect delivery address and the parcel is returned to us, an additional postage fee will apply to re-send your parcel.

How much do the playmats and picnic rugs weigh?

Regular - 0.5KG
Large - 0.9KG
Jumbo - 2.1KG

Where can I check Australia Post's latest delivery times, service updates and disruption updates?

Those can be checked here.

What are your items packaged with?

We're proud to say that our packaging is 100% plastic-free and committed to sustainability. Our items are packaged in cardboard and are shipped in compostable Hero mailing bags. That means you can enjoy your goodies guilt-free, knowing that they come in environmentally-friendly packaging.


Rudie Nudie Designs inspects all items thoroughly before sending to customers. If your product arrives damaged, please email us on within 7 days of receiving your product and we will endeavour to provide a refund or credit where suitable.

If you change your mind about your purchase, please contact us within 7 days of receiving your product on A refund or exchange will be issued if the mat and packaging are returned in the original condition that they were sent. The cost for return shipping will be at the cost of the purchaser.



How do the playmats and picnic rugs work?

The Rudie Nudie playmats have a soft cotton top layer [or polyester for our jumbo size], with a small padded layer in the middle and waterproof bottom layer. It allows for liquid to soak into the playmats [rather than forming a puddle on top], but it won’t seep through to your floor.

Which size playmat or picnic rug is best for me?

We have two sizes of playmats and one size of picnic rug - our regular playmat is 90 x 90cm, our large playmat is 130 x 130cm, and our jumbo picnic rug is 2 x 2m. They’re all waterproof so all stop the mess, and each one has slightly different uses:

Regular [90cm]:

  • The perfect gift for a new bub!
  • Great for young bubs with nappy-free playtime. This size is the quickest and easiest to wash and dry, so if you’re doing nappy-free playtime every day, it’s perfect.
  • Perfect portable playmat to carry with you in the nappy/diaper bag - just wash when it gets dirty!
  • Portable change mat for changes on the run or in the boot of the car.
  • Great for toilet training - pop it on the couch when your little ones are first out of nappies, your couch will thank you! Or place it on top of the bottom sheet of the cot/bed. If they have an accident in the night, just remove the playmat instead of changing the whole bed.
  • A great place to start for small indoor water play/sensory play set-ups.
  • Keep your bottoms dry in the park when the grass is damp!

Large [130cm]:

  • Also great for nappy-free playtime for bigger bubs on the move.
  • Handy size for toilet training.
  • Great for sensory play - get messy indoors and this will save your floors!
  • Picnics in the park or at the beach.
  • Beautiful playmat in your lounge or playroom.

Jumbo [2m]:

  • The perfect accompaniment for outdoor picnics or beach adventures.
  • Jumbo floor coverage for big messy/sensory play activities indoors.
    *Please note that the jumbo does take longer to dry due to its size. We recommend an extra spin cycle to make it easier.

How do I use the playmats for toilet training?

The playmats are great for toilet training - pop it under the potty or sit it on the couch as they always have accidents while watching TV (they get distracted and forget to go to the toilet!)

At night time, you can also put them on top of the fitted sheet so when they have an accident you peel off the playmat rather than having to change the whole bed. 

How do I get started with sensory/messy play?

Sensory/messy play can be as simple as some cups and a saucepan filled with water. We do have a great blog post on this which you can read more here.

Are the playmats and picnic rugs suitable for the beach?

Yes! They’re perfect as a beach picnic rug, as they’ll protect bottoms from damp sand, but also the sand falls right off the back of the playmat, so you don’t have to take the whole beach home with you!

Are the playmats and picnic rugs reversible?

The underside of the playmats is a black fabric, so whilst they are waterproof either way, you won’t have your pretty Rudie Nudie design on top. Some people like to do some messy play with the black side facing up, to avoid staining the other side.

What size is the jumbo when folded?

The jumbo comes as 39 x 30 x 15cm originally but add quite a bit once that’s roughly folded. The drawstring backpack is big enough to fit the jumbo in with a rough fold.

Where can I purchase a playmat or picnic rug?

You can order right here on our website, or we have a few beautiful stockists around Australia also. Please note that our stockists only sell our regular 90cm playmats, and you can see the full list of stockists here.

What kind of packaging do you use?

We don't use any plastic for our packaging - just cardboard for packaging and Hero compostable mailers for shipping.



What are the care instructions?

  • Wash before use to improve absorbency
  • Cold machine wash
  • Do not use fabric softener
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean

    We recommend a cold wash and hanging out to dry, as regular warm/hot washes and tumble drying can deteriorate the waterproof lining. 
  • We also recommend an extra spin cycle for our jumbo picnic rugs. Being absorbent, the playmats and picnic rugs can hold quite a bit of water, but the extra spin for the jumbos will help reduce the dripping while drying, and help them to dry quicker.

    We also recommend hanging out to dry as soon as you have used the playmat or picnic rug, as like anything, mould can form if it sits damp for a while, especially with the waterproof layer. If you can’t wash it straight after using, hang it up to dry until it can be washed.

    I have seen others using paints, food colouring etc with their messy play. Will these stain the playmats?

    Whilst our playmats tend to wash up very well most of the time, they can still stain as the top layer is cotton. Even certain brands of washable paints can stain clothes, our playmats and our picnic rugs. Just remember though that the Rudie Nudie playmats and picnic rugs are built to help save the mess, so it’s better that the mat is stained, rather than your lovely carpet!

    Can my playmat or picnic rug go in the dryer?

    We don’t recommend the dryer as it can cause the waterproof lining to deteriorate. They do dry very quickly hanging up though!

    Will the jumbo picnic rug fit into my washing machine?

    They should be fine in all sizes of machines - they weigh approximately 1.6kg without the drawstring bag, and a 7kg washing machine can hold 7kg of dry washing.

    Can my playmat or picnic rug be wiped clean?

    Whilst you can wipe off any solid substances off the top of the playmats and picnic rugs, they are absorbent so they’re not wipeable like a plastic waterproof mat. Liquid will soak into them.



    What does shipping cost within Australia?

    We have three flat rate options within Australia, so whether you are ordering 1 or 10 playmats, the shipping is the same:

    Aramex $7.50

    Australia Post Standard $9.95

    Australia Post Express $14.95

    *Please note that Aramex won’t show up if they don’t deliver to your area. If you are sending to a PO Box or Parcel Locker, you will need to select either option from Australia Post, as Aramex doesn't ship to PO Boxes.

    Do you ship internationally?

    Yes we do ship to most countries and you can see pricing options here

    I’m trying to order online but the website says you don’t ship to my country. Help!

    Please email us at and we will do our best to help or find alternative shipping arrangements for you to explore. We also recommend checking the Aramex Shop and Ship service, as they can be more competitive with pricing than our website. You simply place an order on our website, but use the local Australian address that Aramex provides, and they arrange delivery to your door.

    What customs/taxes will I be charged if I order to my country?

    Please note that any customs/taxes that your country charges you are out of our control. We ask that you become aware of what the fees are in your country to avoid any surprises. 

    Do you have stockists overseas?

    We only have our UAE distributor Tots UAE currently, otherwise we send direct to customers around the world.

    Can I send a playmat or Picnic Rug as a gift?

    Yes you can! At checkout, you can select the gift wrap option for $3.95. We will wrap your playmat [except for jumbo picnic rugs as they’re too big to wrap], and there is a place for you to include a personalised message which we will include in a gift card. If you leave the card message blank, we will just send you a blank gift card for you to fill in. We never include invoices in any of our orders [saving trees!], so the recipient won’t know how generous you actually are!



    Do you offer returns?

    If you change your mind about your order, please notify us within 7 days of receiving it. A refund or exchange will be issued if the mat and packaging are returned in the original condition that they were sent.

    Please keep your tracking details as proof of return. The cost for return shipping will be at the cost of the purchaser.

    Can I exchange my playmat, picnic rug, bib or wet bag for another design?

    If the item is returned in original condition, then we can issue an exchange for another design when it's returned. Once your item is received, we will also send you an invoice for shipping via Australia Post for $9.95 (for domestic deliveries) and if you’ve decided to exchange for a larger size, we can invoice you for the difference. 

    Is my playmat or picnic rug under warranty?

    Whilst it is rare, occasionally we do see the odd minor fault in our playmats. Please notify us immediately if this happens at Please include pictures and an explanation of the fault. We offer 12 months cover for any faults.

    Please note that any damage due to wear and tear such as loose or snagged stitching, pilling, colour run from other items in the wash, mould and damage caused by your washing machine will not be covered.

    Will my playmat or picnic rug stay waterproof?

    If you follow the correct care instructions, the playmats and picnic rugs will remain waterproof. Hot washes and tumble drying can cause the waterproof layer to deteriorate. We guarantee the waterproof layer for 6 months.

    What do you do with returns?

    Returns in working condition are sent to St Kilda Mums, local kindergartens and Uncanny Animals. For any really damaged returns, we send them to Upparel who recycle fabrics.



    Can I pay using a gift voucher AND apply a discount code that I have? 

    Unfortunately not. Our system, just like other online retailers, doesn’t allow this.

    Can you provide me with a Tax Invoice?

    Yes we can, please contact and we can organise one for you. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 271 reviews
    Monica M.
    Buy One Buy All (the sizes)!

    We're obsessed with the jumbo mat that we bought last year. We loved it so much for family picnics and beach trips in sunny California that we just had to pick up the regular and large sizes too. The regular will be perfect for local storytime, car trunk picnics, lining the wagon for easier clean-up, and lining the toddler bed when we potty train. I don't have any plans for the large mat yet, but I know it will come in handy with time. This is a great (and addicting) product! Well worth our money and international shipping fees :)

    Jaclyn W.

    I am obsessed with these mats! I use them in my dogs crates to add a pop of colour while also ensuring their bedding is protected if there’s any accidents :)


    The Happy Now Playmat [Regular]

    Lana C.

    My baby loves our regular sized playmat! It’s been a staple during tummy time as she just loves to gaze at the bright colours and patterns. I’ve already popped it through a few cold washes and am equally impressed at the high quality - still looks brand new!

    Love it

    These playmats are the best! I bought a jumbo one then simply had to get another so bought this regular one which is much handier for indoors. Love the designs too ❤️


    Life with kids is full of drips and little accidents. From nappy-free time to messy play, toilet training, squashed fruit and melting icy poles – our playmats and picnic rugs are there for all the spills… and the fun!

    Rudie Nudie waterproof playmats and picnic rugs come in three versatile sizes – regular, large and jumbo – taking you from the newborn stage through to toddler, pre-schooler and beyond.

    Rudie Nudie is

    A Proud Sponsor of St Kilda Mums

    There is an option to donate at checkout on our website, but please reach out to St Kilda Mums if you have any pre-loved baby items that you would like to re-home