We LOVE Fisher Price! Known for fun, interactive toys that promote learning and development, they're perfect toys for little ones, and our house is already full of their amazing toys. So when they sent us this new play gym to review, we were super excited!
The Baby Gym* is a convertible activity gym that will grow with your child from birth through to toddler age.
With it's bright and colourful mat and interactive bar complete with zebra and giraffe stands that include ball chutes, and fun, colourful animal toys that hang down for easy reach.
With it's flashing lights and fun sounds and music, it is sure to keep little ones entertained, and stimulate their senses.
Stage one, for newborns, is the gym used as a lay down gym, with 2 musical modes: short play which is activated by baby hitting and pulling the toys, and long play which plays 20 minutes of non-stop music and sounds.
When baby touches the toys, on short play mode, the toy rewards them with 'giggles', the lights dance and they are greeted with fun sounds and music.
Taylor loved exploring the animal toys and watching the flashing lights. He had a gym similar to this [the Kick and Play Piano version] so he was in awe when we first tried it out with him. Ooooh new toys!!
Stage two, for when babies learn to sit up unaided, the mat folds over at one end to reveal little baskets to keep the balls in, to allow the baby to learn to put the ball in to the animal chute and put and take them from the baskets.
Stage three, for when baby can stand, the mat can be removed and the bar can be used for a large ball chute, the child is able to drop the balls along the top, to run down and pop out the bottom. The animals can also be placed at the bottom of the chutes to catch the balls. My niece enjoyed playing with it, while Taylor sat beneath watching the balls fall down the chute. It was super cute to have a toy that they could both play with.
Nowadays our play gym has the mat removed and it sits on our large floor mat, Taylor will often lay beneath it, if he's tired. Or sit at it to play with the toys and the balls. I can't yet comment on whether Taylor will enjoy the play gym once he'd toddler age, maybe he'll be bored of it by then? Maybe it's something we put away in a few months and bring back out when he's standing and see if he enjoys playing with it?
Overall I think it's a fantastic play gym, that will grow with your child, meaning it'll last for a long, long time. Money well spent me thinks!! Retailing between £50-60, it can be seen as quite expensive for a play gym, but if it's going to last a year or so, I think it's pretty good value for money!
We love it!!