Whether you’re a newbie in the parenting game or a seasoned pro, any mom will tell you that a useful and fun activity gym is invaluable for your new bundle of joy. Baby play gyms offer baby a fun time through all stages, making them a must have for the newborn tummy time stage or for keeping your newly mobile babe busy while you make dinner (or take a few well-deserved minutes for yourself). We’ve rounded up this year’s top 5 play mats and gyms to keep your baby entertained.
Baby Einstein Caterpillar and Friends Play Gym
This extra large and plush play mat features classical music, dancing lights, and enough activities to keep baby engaged for hours. With its motion activated lights and melodies, it’s great for tummy time and the washable mat features discovery cards, a water-filled teether, and a large baby safe mirror.
Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Activity Gym
Cute wild animal friends and bright alphabet patterns keep your little one occupied while nurturing important developmental skills. With over a dozen developmental activities and stimulating sensory details, it will see your baby through every stage of development.
Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano Gym
This music gym stimulates all of baby’s musical needs while move able toys overhead encourage hand eye coordination and reaching. Baby’s feet activate music and you can move the arch down for tummy time or for sitting babies to have easier access to the piano.
Infantino Grow-with-me Activity Gym and Ball Pit
Babies love this action-packed activity gym that includes adorable sea pals and pop-up mesh sides. This one-of-a-kind gym also converts into a sensory-stimulating ball pit that’s perfect for busy toddlers and comes with five activity toys, ensuring baby won’t be bored.
Mamas & Papas Octopus Playmat & Activity Gym
With hidden noises, textures and crinkly areas, this sea-themed mat stimulates learning and helps develop self awareness. It includes hanging, removable toys encouraging interaction and hand-eye co-ordination. The biggest selling point is the convenience of its easy pack up and re-usable bag.