There are a few essential items that are a must have for baby. One of them is a good play mat. When I had Evan I reviewed the Tiny Love Nature Pals Gymini. The play mat was one of Evan's favorite things when he was an infant. After he outgrew it I passed it on to a friend for her son and it was again loved by him. When I found out I was expecting again I knew I would need a new play mat for her. When I was contacted by Tiny Love about a new mat they had for review I was more than happy to receive it. Tiny Love sent me the Gymini Kick & Play City Safari to review.
The Tiny Love Gymini Kick & Play City Safari includes your favorite zoo animals from tigers to lions, alligators and more! This play mat provides baby with endless entertainment and encourages developmental skills such as self-discovery and exploration. It features 3 modes of use, cozy closed boarders for newborns, arched play gym, and extra large play mat for sitting babies. It has a number of fun activities including rattling toys, peek-a-boo windows, wind chime and more. Hanging from the arch is a wind chime bird, rattle tiger and alligator, a leaf teether and a ring teether. Along each side of the mat there is a different play items. One side has 4 ribbon pieces, another side has a leaf teether, and the other two sides have a crinkle piece. There is a small plastic mirror shaped like a sun. This mat features a fun dual-position baby-activated kick & play response pad. This pad helps develop baby's senses and encourages motor skills. It has two modes, music and play. It can be set up so baby kicks it to start the music or laid down so baby can hit it to turn it on.
After I received this I was excited to set it up and see how Madi would react. Opening up the package the mat is easily set up. The arches snap into each corner of the mat. The toys are already attached to the arches. The first thing I noticed when I set up the mat is that it is larger then the one I had before. The mat itself extends just a little wider and longer. So Madi can roll over and not get her legs caught in the arches. Also the arches are lower to the mat. This makes it easier for Madi to reach the toys. She loves to lay under them, pull and put them in her mouth. Madi will roll and move around the mat and play with all the toys. She loves to pull them into her mouth. She will grab them and shake them too. She makes lots of happy sounds while she is playing so I know she enjoys it. She will roll on her tummy and moves around some more so she can play with the tags and teething toys on the mat. She looks like she is attacking the crinkle tags. She gets so excited to play. She like to play the music on the kick & play response pad. When it is activated it will light up too. The song that plays is soothing and fun.
The play mat can be used from birth up to 12 months. It has the ability to grow with baby. This mat can be used for back play, tummy time, and once baby is sitting up. The kick & play response pad has a play mode once baby is is little older. The mat can easily be adjusted with taking away toys if baby is over stimulated too. The colors and designs on the mat are fun and interesting. It is a gender neutral mat so it can be used for a boy or a girl.
Madi loves this mat and so do I. She can play there for an extended amount of time. She will roll around and play with different toys or tags. I really like that there is so much for her to do. I also like the different levels of play as she grows. Its not something that will only be used a short time. The larger mat surface is nice to give her more room to play. Overall I am really liking this mat and would recommend it to anyone. The mat would make a great baby gift.
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