I purchased this many years ago now for my first daughter from the studio Christmas book whilst I was pregnant with her, we had been looking at all the different play gyms around at the time but I was disheartened by how little used she would get out of them as they would only be used for a few months so when I saw this one that starts off from 3 months old as a play gym for baby to lie under and play then converts into a walking aid as they learn to walk I thought it was a great idea. The quality of this toy is really good and it is really well made, it has lasted us through three children over the last 7 years so was worth the money for the time it has lasted. The gym part of it has 3 toys but you can add more to it if you want to all 3 of mine were quite happy to play for a short time under the gym but it didn't seem to keep there attention for very long like I had expected it to. Once it was turned into a walking aid my daughters enjoyed it a lot more as they could play with the toys on it more having fun with the different sounds, The colours are bright against the white walker which makes them stand out more to a young child and appeals a lot to them. It was very sturdy as a walking aid compared to others we had brought but the toys were not as good and for the price of £20 if I had been buying it just to use with one child I would have been very disappointed in how quickly my daughters lost interest in this toy.
When I went on my maternity leave from work, this is what they bought me, well not for me personally, but for my new baby. I was really pleased with this, because as the child grows, then so does the toy, it converts to other things - 6 toys in 1! It was very easy to assemble, and is very sturdy and very stable. It comes with a tray, three different activities - a rattle, a mirror and also a book that makes alot of noise when the plastic pages are flipped over, another piece which clips into the tray and which you are able to fit the activities into, and also the links that you attach the activities to the overhead bar, double as different shapes for the shape sorter that is in the base of the tray. Birth ----- You start off with the unit as an activity bar which is placed over the baby, with the activities attached to the overhead bar via the different shaped and coloured links. At 5 months ----------- As the baby gets abit older, around 5 months, then these activities can be taken off the unit, so they can still be played with. At 6 months ----------- Then at around 6 months, the activities can be clipped into the separate piece, so they can still be played with. At 9 months ----------- At 9 months, the whole unit can then be transformed into a walking aid for your child, with the tray and also the extra piece that has still got the activities on. It has wheels on the bottom, but don't worry about the unit running away from your child, as the wheels are slowed down by the carpet, and won't let your child fall flat on his/her face. At 12 months ------------ At 12 months, the tray can be used as a shape sorter, using the different shaped links from previous. From 24 months -------------- From 24 months, the toy can then be used like a walker, with the child putting things in the tray to walk around with. These ages are only guides that are recommended on the box. I have only just converted the toy into the walker, as my daughter has just turned 12 months old. She is not quite walking and so this is perfect for letting her a little bit of independance as she potters about with some help, it also gets her used to being on her feet and it just gives her the helping hand that she needs. I understand that it was fairly inexpensive, £17.49 from Argos, so this is definately good value for money.
Winnie the Pooh baby gym is well worth the money. You can start using it as a baby gym and lying the baby underneath and they can reach up and pull on tigger pooh bear and piglet there is also a couple of rattles to the side. Then when they’ve outgrown that it all comes apart and there’s a little track and a car and bucket which you can put the detachable figures in for added fun. I bought this for my daughter when she was 8 weeks old for Christmas and she loved it as a baby and played with it until her second birthday as separate bits and pieces.
I am by no means an expert parent in fact, I am not even a parent I am just a devoted uncle, so when my older sister had her first child I thought I would egt her something that every one else has not, at this stage no one had bought a baby walker. So of I went to the shops searching and looking and not really having a clue what to get, as I said I am no expert on parenting. I went to all the baby stores as you do looking lost and it was not until I was in Mothercare and a lovley assistant assisted me as they do! she recommended the tomy baby wlaker and advised that it was selling well, I looked at it and loved it, it is just so trendy, cute and colourful I almost wanted to be a baby again. With plenty of features for your baby to play with and safety features that are of the highest standards you are onto a sure winner, now I bought mines a few yaers back now and at that time it was £49.99 not sure what it will be now but well worth it, my sister had used it for all three children and is keeping it if she has more (yes more?) An all round great buy!!
We bought this toy because we wanted a baby gym for our first born and we liked the idea that it could be used beyond a gym as a walker. We got the toy and I (like all tomy products ) just LOVE it. It comes with 3 toys but there is "hinges" where you can add another 2 (something I like as it makes for versatility) granted it looks "larger" than other play gyms but you dont slip over it as easilly because you really do notice it.. As baby gets a little older you can change it over to a walker and I have got to say that off all my friends with children who have walkers this is BY FAR the most sturdy off the lot. And I think that it looks wonderful and my oldest just adored it. In fact the only "problem" with it is that when I fell pg with our second baby we realised that older one would have a problem not using her baby buggy (you can remove the toys in the walker and use it as a buggy type thing) so we had to hide it away for 6 months. and I am certain that once little sister gets to need a walker the big one will want to use it again... (but perhaps 2 off them is not such a bad idea <g>)
Six toys rolled into one, aims to provide stimulation for babies up to the age of three.