Skip Hop - Activity Gym - Treetop Friends
Activity Toy Gym
Our adorable ACTIVITY GYM features soft linen and patterned arches and includes a matching supportive Tummy Time pillow. Five hanging toys attach to 13 easy-to-hang loops offering irresistible multi-sensory play for baby at every stage of development. A mirror and built-in sounds and textures on the mat add to the fun.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Apr 2014
I was given an activity mat when my son was born, but found that the construction was all wrong (the toys hung too low and the arch went directly over the middle of the very small mat, which meant that baby boy's legs were hanging off the edge) and my son HATED being put under it. For my sanity, I splurged and bought the Skip Hop Activity Gym, and I'm so glad I did. The criss-cross arches means that the toys hang in the perfect position for baby to see and grab or kick at them when laid in the middle of the mat (but not so close that they're in his face and overwhelming him) and the overlarge mat means that all parts of baby are on the mat (and will be for a while to come). The criss-cross also means that I can change which toys get the prime position by laying baby down in a different orientation. The toys themselves are great: lots of noses when toys are kick or hit, and rings and wings hanging to tempt baby to grab. We haven't tried tummy time on the mat yet, but I'm looking forward to the day that my son discovers himself in the mirror on the mat and all the crinkly and velvety leaves (again, what baby discovers changes depending on which way you put them down). Top features for me: the toys can be hung high or low, swapped around or removed and used as stroller toys, and when baby is too big to fit under the arch or use the mat for tummy time, the mat can be hung as art work in the nursery! My favourite purchase for my son - definitely worth the splurge!