Ten years ago, Courtney Turich spilled red wine all over Christine Barany and remarkably after that they became instant friends. Now they’re more than friends – they’re business partners. The two moms are the owners of Monkey Mat, a portable 5’ x 5’ mat that fits into a compact pouch. It’s a modern alternative to bulky blankets and plastic sheets. And the mats are designed with built-in corner weights so it won’t blow away in the wind. Monkey Mats are perfect for picnics, concerts, and the beach.
Monkey Mats come in four cute colors – red coral crush, gray groove, orange sunrise and blue yonder – and are sold for $20. Monkey Mat stakes are sold separately ($6 for a four-pack). You can find them online and at baby stores including buybuyBaby.