A Great Way to Introduce Baby to the World of Play

When it comes to baby registry must-haves one item I would highly recommend including is a baby gym. They are a wonderful way to introduce your little one to the world of play.

There are many different baby activity gyms on the market so it might be difficult to choose one. This list of PLN Staff Favourites include some great options of baby gyms that can grow with your little one. You can use them for doing tummy time and as a way to play and interact with your baby.

Bright Starts Sunny Safari Baby’s Play Place: This mat has sides that fold up to provide a barrier and can fold flat to give baby more freedom to explore and play. Includes 10 attachable toys, two soft teethers and an electronic toy that lights up and plays music.

Fisher-Price Newborn to Toddler Play Gym: Your little one will be able to play three ways — laying down, sitting up and standing. Features colourful dancing lights and more than 10 toys and activities.

Infantino Grow-With-Me Activity Gym and Ball Pit: This play gym converts to a toddler ball pit. Includes 40 colourful balls and four attachable toys.

Vtech Baby Lil’ Critters Musical Glow Gym: This colourful mat includes an activity panel with piano keys that your little one can press with feet or hands. Baby can explore on their back and during tummy time or play while sitting. Features twinkling lights, music and sounds, detachable toys and more.

Skip Hop Treetop Friends Activity Gym: If you are looking for a more traditional style of play gym this is a great choice. It’s easy to assemble, features a soft colour palette and nature-inspired theme. Includes a tummy time cushion, five toys, different textures and sounds for baby to explore, such as crinkling or squeaking.

What would you choose for your baby’s first experience with playful learning? Comment below.


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Jennifer Traynor

Jennifer Traynor

Jennifer Traynor is a mother of two kids living in the suburbs east of Toronto, Ontario. When she’s not working or spending time with her kids you can find her sitting in lotus pose on her yoga mat, sitting snuggled on the couch with her husband catching up on favourite shows or watching a movie or sitting with her laptop writing and editing her blog Mama @ Heart (www.mamaatheart.com). You can also like and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.