“ Brand: Galt / Type: Activity Mat „
I decided to buy the Galt Tummy Time mat as my daughter was not a fan of tummy time and at 4 and a half months I wanted to find a fun way of encouraging her that she would enjoy.
I was attracted to this mat due to its bright colours and tummy time cushion which I thought would appeal to my daughter. The mat can be brought from Amazon and costs £20.99.
You get a brightly coloured mat which has crinkly attenae, squeaker, pat mat and mirror. You also get a tummy time caterpillar cushion with teether. It is suitable from 3 months.
My daughter instantly started to enjoy tummy time due to the caterpillar cushion itself, as it enable her to prop herself up to see what was going on or to watch her baby tv. As she was teething she really enjoyed the teethers on the cushion.
However she has never really been very interested in the mat. Although brightly coloured it lacks the different textures of other similar products and therefore does not hold her attention in the same way.
The mirror is very easily scratched when my daughter has been playing with other toys on her mat.
The pat mat is very hard to fill - ours ended up over filled with air and water and would no longer fit in the whole. As there is a non return valve it cannot released so we have never been able to use this element.
Unlike most baby mats and baby products generally it does not wash well and ended up very bobbly after just one wash. As my daughter likes to put everything in her mouth at the moment as she is teething this rendered it immediately unsuitable for use and ended up in the bin.
We still have the tummy time cushion which she loves but this is the only element we have had any real use from and I would recommend just buying a tummy time cushion rather than this mat.
Two months on we have a cushion but no mat and now need to buy a new mat for her to play on. We are rather disapointed to say the least as from the description and packaging I had really high hopes for this mat.
Equally the lifetime of our cushion will be somewhat limited as made from the same material as the mat as soon as it needs a wash it will be game over.
I can only recommend that you avoid this mat.
This review appears on CIAO under the same username.