Freddie is now 2 months old and becoming more aware of his surroundings. He recognises certain voices and loves to have a nose around. He's also becoming more aware of the TV with colours and lights and it's so interesting just watching his big blue eyes staring and taking in what he is seeing. I have been looking around to buy a play gym for Freddie for a while as the one I had originally bought wasn't that good as nothing was there to attract his attention such as colours and music. When I was asked to review the Fisher Price Rainforest Deluxe Play Gym, I said yes straight away.
The first thing that caught my eye about this activity gym was the bright colours. The play mat is a decent size with a satiny border and easy to clean mat with different textures for baby to feel. With its bright colours it's perfect for babies as they grow. When buying things for babies I always look into how the item would be good for development. This mat has some development benefits such as improving/helping sensory skills, gross motor skills, curiosity and discovery.
The toucan bird can be placed on top of the play gym or can be taken off and carried around. The toucan has two settings with it's lights and music. You can set it on long-play where different music will play for up to 20 minutes along with the different coloured flashing lights. The other mode is the music will come on when there is movement which helps baby's development. As they grow older they will realise music will only play if they move.
The deluxe play gym comes with 10 detachable toys. You can hang the detachable toys so baby can look and reach for them or you can lay them on the mat for baby to do some tummy time. This mat is perfect to help a baby's development. It folds easily for storage to keep away when baby has finished playing.
Overall: I am extremely happy with this deluxe play gym. The play gym has kept Freddie entertained for a while. He loves lying down on the mat watching the lights change colours and listening to the music. I know as he grows he will love it even more when he can grab the toys, especially the big giraffe that is on the side. I love the material of the mat and is very easy to clean if baby dribbles or accidentally throws up. My girls who are 4 and 6 even loves the toucan bird and tries to go on the mat to join Freddie.
* I was given this item free of charge in return of an honest review.
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