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I wanted to get my daughter a nice baby gym when she was born as my son had one of the old fashioned ones with legs that fell off and toys that didn't swing very well. So I looked round the shops nearby and found this one in the Early Learning Centre. It was around £30.00 and has flashing lights on it with animal sounds. It has lots of bright colours to keep the babies attention and lots for them to do. On one side there is a detachable rattle. it is a monkey with legs and arms that click onto the side of gym and in its belly are some bananas that rattle. So your child can either hit the rattle whilst it is attached or play with it completely separately. On the other side there is a hipo with a ball as a belly its belly goes round and has hundreds of colourful beads in it so the noise and the colours keep the baby amused for ages. Hanging from the top are three animals and above them some shapes that light up. So when the baby hits the animals you get the lights randomnly flickering and depending on which setting you use animal sounds or music. My daughter spent ages playing with this toy and it is very strong and still looks like new. Great to keep just in case I get broody again. Go on try this gym it is a winner for me.
We got the ELC mat when my daughter was about 2 weeks old and she's been fascinated by it ever since! The animals on it (4) all are different colours, textures, and have rattles, crunchy feet, etc. The mat itself has all the letters of the alphabet and numbers 1-10 also in bright colours with pictures of animals for each letter. The animals and 1 mirror on the activity mat also can be taken off for your use elsewhere. We've put them on the handle to her car seat, in front of her on her swing, and pretty much anywhere she is. She just loves it... and we're getting lots of smiles and squeals from her when she's in it!
I brought one of these why i was pregnant. I had one with my older son and they come in very handy. So i saw this one at ELC and went and brought it. It kept him occupied on the floor when all he could do was lay there. He loved it when the hanging toys were infront of his face. It helped strengthen his arms because he was trying at the end to pull himself up on it. They are brightly coloured. They easily go together just put the legs into the bar with the gym on, and their are toys on the legs also.
My friend went for a jungle theme to her nursery, so this was the ideal leaving gift for her. The gym is bright and colourful with soft jungle animals that can be unhooked from the frame. This gym has its own mat and can be stored in a clear plastic bag for easy transport (although I understand Robert likes it so much it has never been dismantled). The toys are good quality velour and they crinkle or squeek or rattle when the baby touches them. The mat is brightly coloured and can be used on its own. The nice thing about shopping in the ELC is that they are well accustomed to "baby showers" and the kind assistant was quite happy to count all the change I had gathered in the office collection. Unfortunately, they do change their ranges very often, which makes it difficult to follow up a theme.
I decided to purchase my baby a gym whilst I was pregnant, and decided upon a gymfrom the Early Learning Centre. At first I thought it might be one of those things that youmight not get that much use out of, but my opinion soon changed. My little boy had no end of fun with it even from a very early age. As a small baby he used to enjoy lieing under it andlooking at the bright colours and all the animals moving about. As he got older he used to enjoymoving all the animals with his hands and feet and used to spend alot of time playing with it.I particularly liked the ELC Gym because it was bright, colourful and at a reasonable price.If you are pregnant and considering whether to buy one or not then don't think twice goout and buy one - your baby will have hours of pleasure!
The gym my husband bought for the baby when she was born would not have been my first choice! Hmmm, that sounds ungrateful! Read on... It was a lovely thought for him to go out and buy the gym from our son. It's got two 'swings' and a mirror on and she loved it from the start! The side pieces have a ball that spins around with little coloured balls inside on one side and a spinning butterfly on the other. The colours are bright and vibrant and the height of the swings and mirror can be adjusted to stimulate even the youngest baby. The swings have a rabbit and a teddy sitting on them which come off for individualplay too.