Product Type: Little Tikes baby products
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Little Tikes 5 in 1 Activity Gym
Member Name: hlb2009
Little Tikes 5 in 1 Activity Gym
Advantages: Bright and interactive, good quality
Disadvantages: very light so easy for baby to push
This gym was bought for me as a present and it was a god send.
It says on the box from 3 months to 5 years and my baby started using it when she was 2 months and even then it was suitable.
I have friends who have other kinds of gyms and their babies get bored easily or the product isn't very easy to interact with but this one is brilliant.
It comes with five stages depending upon your child's development. These include:
Chair and table
Chair and Easel
Chair and activity table
The activity table without chair so baby can stand and play.
It is very simple to put together and very light so easy to take apart and carry around/transport. it is also very easy to adjust into the different modes too by just simply turning the various parts.
The baby gym is what my daughter is currently using and as said previously it has been a god send. The gym lies so that the baby lies beneath it like in the picture and three pull down toys come out including a twirling shape, a rattle and a big plastic rattle with balls inside which spins round.
There is also a mirror, pictures underneath where the pull down toys sit and four big buttons which light up/play music.
There are three different settings for the music these being:
Motion- where when the baby kicks/pulls the pull down toys the songs and lights begin.
Sound- where if the baby presses the big buttons they begin to play songs.
Notes- where each invidual button plays a different note whilst being pressed.
My daughter at just 9 weeks learnt to kick the toys to get the music to start. EVery time the music stopped she'd start kicking frantically until she had manged to get the song to play again. It usually entertains her for about 20 minutes on her own and then i can usually play with her on it for another 15 minutes or so. When she was younger it would tire her out and then she'd nap but now she's wide awake afterwards and really happy with herself!
The other modes of this gym I am yet to use and so cannot really comment on them fully but what I can say is that it is very easy to move into the different modes and it looks like a very good way of saving money/space as it will easy convert to a table for her to sit at and play with other toys once she is able to sit up straight and she will be able to press teh buttons to get sounds and learn about different notes as she gets older instead of just being able to kick or pull at toys.
This is a really good gym as it grows with the baby instead of the other ones on the market where you spend the same amount of money or more and the baby only uses it for a few months.
The negatives I can think of is that because it is so light when my baby kicks it sometimes it moves a little so eventually she's kicked it so much that she can no longer reach the toys. To counteract this I just put a book behind it so she cant push it away. There is also no volume control which may be useful for some although for me it's fine as i don't mind the noise of the songs!
This is available from Argos and other shops where you can buy toys for approximately £35 which as far as I am concerned is a bargain considering how long you will use it for compared to other baby products on the market like other gyms and bumbos.
Summary: Hope loved it as a baby