Product Type: Learning Curve baby toys
Newest Review: ... like having a bath, sitting in a highchair, going to bed and playing with some toys with a snoozing cat in the middle. No what make... more
WHAT BIG EYES YOU HAVE!!! ..... LAMAZE PYRAMID PLAYHOUSE GYM
Learning Curve Lamaze Baby Gym
Member Name: nayland
Learning Curve Lamaze Baby Gym
Advantages: Folds up small, washable, lots of play value, unisex
I thought I would return to Dooyoo with a review about one of my favourite toys that I had purchased for my Grandson about a year ago. My daughter and myself went out looking for a baby gym for when my grandson was a bit older as he was only a few weeks old. We hunted around and knew of several good ones already on the market from which my son had purchased for my first grandson.
We wanted to find something a bit different from all the farm animals, Winnie the Pooh ect... This was when I spotted this wonderful Lamaze Baby Gym, what attracted us was the lovely packaging it was in, which meant that you could quite easily see the product which was very colourful!!
This Gym consists of a curved flat mat that is double sided with scenes printed one side is the ouside of a house and the other side pictures of different characters doing different things like having a bath, sitting in a highchair, going to bed and playing with some toys with a snoozing cat in the middle.
No what makes this special is the actual characters, as they are very strange looking indeed and did get me wondering if they would frighten my poor grandson!! .....but the complete opposite happened and he was memerised by them when we hung them on the bar.
What makes these two characters different is that they (a boy and a girl) have the biggest black eyes on their little faces, which is really striking. Also this continues with the cat, flower and baby attachments.
For babies early days (which by the way can be from newborn) you pull each side up and attach a curved padded bar from which the rather large characters are hung, in the middle a large sunflower sits and it is from this that you can control the musical part so that when your baby starts to move slightly it would activate it to play a tune. You could also have this switched so it continually played with flashing lights.
My grandson spent many many hours on this mat from just a few weeks old, as he got older he stretched out for the characters and with a tug they would release from the velcro tag. We felt that when he was in the gym as to put it, he looked very snug and safe from surrounding things and not just laying there in an open space on the floor.
As he grew and got able to roll over he was able to play with the mirror that was attached to the side, which he really enjoyed looking at himself. He also enjoyed touching the crinkley, squeaky and rattle attachments that hung on the sides.
What is also good about this gym is that when it is not in use it folds into a small house shape and can be tucked away in a corner, which is good if you haven't got a lot of space. My grandson went on to use this gym when he could sit up, but to be completely honest with you he did seem to have lost interest in the gym and its bits and bobs that came with it. So it was put away for another time, but having said that he did get a lot of use out of it for the first 8 or 9 months.
This was also machine washable, which had many washes and still maintained its bright colours and shape. This gym does need 3 AAA batteries which are not supplied, but do last a long time, if you buy decent ones.
I purchased this on Amazon with one of my Dooyoo vouchers and at the time it was on a special offer for around £28.00 (sorry old age creeping in as I can't remember the exact price, but it was under £30 I remember that much!!). It seems to have risen quite a lot in price at the moment and is retailing for around the £35- £60 depending where you shop!
I think that this is a good investment as it is unisex and can be kept for future babies, be it boy or girl!!!
Summary: Good investment, especially if for your first baby as it will last for many more!!!