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best baby buy
Member Name: kat_weller
Date: 29/10/02, updated on 06/11/02 (446 review reads)
Advantages: Safe place to put baby, Fun activities, Long lasting 'toy'
Disadvantages: Expensive (but worth it)
We didn't open it for a while but when we did get around to it, we discovered it was extremely hard work to blow up. It only has one small hole to blow into similar to blowing up swim floats for example. It took a combined effort of 3 people all night to do it! Then we forgot to put the cover onto it and had to let some air out again to put the cover on and blow it up again. The cover zips over the 'doughnut ring'.
The cover is machine washable (we have only washed it once) but it is not at all simple to remove. Once the playnest is constructed, it is definately not easily collapsable. It takes up a lot of room but is very light and without the gym can be moved from room to room. The outside diameter is approximately 39" with a height of 28" although this can be adjusted to suit the baby by blowing in less/more air. It is suitable from newborn but the leaflet suggests only blowing it up half way until your baby can sit up.
The cover itself is very bright and appealing. There is a fluffy to touch sheep, a squeaky beak on a duck, a silky tie on a scarecrow (which my son likes to suck) and a crinkly fence. It is cleverly designed to stimulate touch, vision and hearing. The sky gym itself attaches to the ring with simple elastic. There is no fixing involved or small parts and everything is made of plastic or fabric.
The frame of the gym is collapsable and comes with its own washable cover. There are 5 activity toys which are detachable and attach to the gym frame with plastic rings. We like to just put one on at time to explore an
d switch them around when m
y son gets bored. There is a reversable mirror toy which attaches to the middle, a butterfly, sun (which plays the song 'you are my sunshine'), a bird and a ladybug. These toys can also be attached to a pram or car seat for extra versatility.
When the gym is on the playnest it takes up a lot of room. When my son was 6 months old, we removed the gym because he just used to pull the whole thing down. We put him in the playnest to rest or play and he loves it. In the earlier months, it was brilliant to know he was secure in it. Recently, he has worked out how to climb out of it but I do not intend to put it away because my nephews who are 2 and 5 love it so I know it has staying power!
When my son has gone to bed, my dear husband sits in it to play computer games - bless him. This toy truly has many many uses. It is very durable and definately our best 'baby buy'.
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