Baby Activity Gyms: The Ultimate Top 3 (July 2012)

Baby Activity Gym (3m – 12m)

One of the most essential baby items and a piece of toy that can be enjoyed from around 3months until 1 year old is a baby activity gym.  There are a few things a new parent should look out for when purchasing this item, such as whether it is machine wash safe, whether the toys are detachable and also size is a factor for family living in smaller spaces.  Most importantly however is if it is interesting enough to keep your loved ones entertained while stimulating their mind at the same time!

1. Tiny Love Super Deluxe Lights and Music Gymini Activity Gym $42.09 (19.7” x 30.7” x 1.6”)

A great activity mat for babies to stare, touch, play and interact in, this play gym has colorful illustrations of floras and faunas in all kinds of fabrics and textures for babies to experience.  It also comes with detachable toys that can be place on strollers or chair and each toy is unique in its design, some with rattles and others with bells.  The toys are also not too high up like in some activity gyms that babies cannot reach or see well especially in the first few months when their sensors are not as acute.

2. Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym $76.95 (20″ x 32.5″ x 3″)

This activity gym offers a good variety of play modes for they baby and the large light in on in the center of the arms really attracts a young baby’s attention.  The added function of being able to change the volume on the music is also a plus while the large toys on the gym – the giraffe and monkey are a favorite of small and big kids alike!

3. Infantino Square Twist and Fold Activity Gym $39.99 (29” x 10.8” x 5.5”)

If you travel a lot, whether its across the globe, across the country or just next door, this fold up activity gym is perfect for both you and your baby.  It folds up neatly into a compact size for moving around while the colorful design excites a baby’s imagination.  Another great part of this gym is it has a unisex color scheme so both boys and girls will enjoy playing in it.

- Favluv Kristy