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Bright Starts Zoo Tail Activity Gym

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      18.09.2014 16:37
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      A lovely little play gym

      This is a lovely little play gym by Bright Starts, it comes in it's own plastic zip up carry case for easy storage and it also folds flat.

      I bought one of these for my son from Asda at the bargain price of £12 when they had a baby event and he used it daily for months. It was perfect when he was a tiny baby as the little animals kept him amused.
      The middle animal, the Zebra pulls down and vibrates and has a little tune playing, and this is also great for clipping onto the pram when you are out and about too.

      The mat is really soft and nicely padded which provides a perfect place to lay your little one down, the nice bright colours capture their attention and keeps them in awe for long enough for you to get things done.

      The cross bars of the gym are made from a soft foam so they can't cause any injury should your little one bump into the bars, there's also a little plastic mirror that you can attach to any bar and this keeps baby amused too.

      I really liked this, I liked that at the end of the day I could just fold the mat up and pop it back into it's storage bag and put it away, it's small enough that I could slide it down the side of the sofa when not in use.

      It is a lovely little play gym and I would highly recommend it.

      I hope this helps x

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      25.05.2014 09:42
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      Bright activity gym for babies

      I bought this baby gym from Asda before my baby arrived. It was reduced from the RRP of 32 GBP to half price at 16 GBP, but I notice Asda are now selling these for a lower price of 25 GBP. Activity gyms are a great way for babies to have their senses stimulated, and are a safe way for babies to play when they are too young to sit or stand.
      The gym consists of a machine washable playmat, and there are two foam bars which cross over above the mat, forming an arch from which four toys hang. The toys included are basic, but a good basis for sensory play. They consist of a tiger chime toy, a soft mirror, a ring rattle, and a plastic dragonfly which can also be used as a teether. It is also possible to hang your own toys from the bar, and there are additional loops stitched onto the mat so you can attach toys when the baby is having "tummy time".
      Constructing the playmat is very simple, although I would recommend being careful when removing the foam bars as they are tightly packed and therefore spring out across the room potentially taking someone's eye out! If you were short on storage or buying this to keep at the grandparent's house, the bars are easily and quickly removed for storage, but we keep ours up permanently since converting our dining room to a playroom.
      In use, this playmat holds my baby's attention for a surprising amount of time given that he is basically lying on the floor with some toys dangling above his head. He has used this since birth, and even though he can now sit up, he still loves the freedom of lying on his back and having a good kick around. The mat is also useful for when he's having the recommended tummy time, and practising rolling over. Of course, he could just do this on the rug, but I always think it seems more fun if it's tagged onto playtime. The mat itself isn't very thick, and as we have wooden floors I place ours on a rug in case he gets a bit carried away throwing his head back and bangs his head on the floor.
      There is a good combination of toys on this mat. My son loves looking into mirrors and trying to figure out what it is he's looking at, so he always grabs at this first. The chime toy is great for providing entertainment because he hits it occasionally as he's throwing his arms about, and then gets super excited when he hears the chime noise. He only really notices the rattle when I shake it for him, but once I have his attention he will grab hold of it and pull it towards him. The only toy he doesn't really bother with is the teether.
      This was a great buy, and something I'm sure we'll continue to get use out of.

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