If you're like me, you look for neutral baby items that look nice in your house. I have specifically chosen nearly every baby thing to make sure it doesn't completely ruin the decor and that my house isn't totally baby-fied. Unfortunately, this will not fit that criteria. I have seen many people's pictures with this toy, people requesting this for showers, on Facebook garage sale sites, etc. and I really tried to avoid buying it because of the colors (silly, sure, but I know there are other moms like me!) HOWEVER, I'm here to tell you it is so totally worth the primary color nightmares. Your baby will love this! My son interacts with this play mat so much more than he did with my beautiful, white cloud mat that I paid double for (and then ended up buying this anyway). The piano is great, he loves kicking around down there, and the bright toys catch his attention so much more than the white/pastel colored ones. I'm not sure how I became the person who would allow such a thing in my living room but here I am, and I definitely recommend this mat.
First things first, the base was difficult to assemble. Two of the pieces that are supposed to slide together took about as much muscle as I have. The other half slid together like they are supposed to. I could have just gotten a couple bad pieces, I don’t know. I actually emailed Innolivin's customer support because I couldn’t get them to go together, but I did finally get it. I took off a star for that. My 3 month old seems to really enjoy the music and hanging toys.Pros:-Very colorful and engaging toys-Great music-it can grow with your baby. The piano can also just be taken off and used as a small piano toy.Cons:-Assembly wasn’t easy. Overall a great mat. I bought a more expensive mat that is more visually appealing to an adult’s eye so that it isn’t so “the baby took over the living room” but he doesn’t like it because it’s not fun for him. The toys aren’t bright enough. He really loves this mat and attached toys and I feel that it is a great value! He actually just fell asleep on the mat while I wrote this review!
One of my favourite purchases for my little one. The music is great, there is multiple songs and they arent repetitive or irritating (bonus for us parents) the piano easily removes which I also love because she can use the piano by itself. Perfect for tummy time, easy to clean any drool or spit up with one wipe. Lightweight and easily stored away or transported. She also loves the colorful toys! Purchase this you will not regret it.
This thing is great. I didn't want to go overboard with toys for my little one since they really don't need much but this was a great purchase. Started using it at about 6 weeks and my baby who otherwise needs quite a bit of attention was able to entertain himself for 15+ minutes! I even dragged it with me into the bathroom so I could shower 😂 and he stayed entertained the whole time. You can easily add different hanging items to make sure your kid doesn't get bored but the stuff that comes with it is great. My son is only 14 weeks so I can't speak to the "grow with you" parts but I have a feeling this will be great.
We love this little play gym so far. It entertains my LO for a while with the music and hanging objects. We did add some toys we had to make them longer because he could not reach the ones that came with it just yet. The one thing that would make this play gym a 5 star perfect is if it were wider. My LO is 4 months so we are working on tummy time and rolling over. There is hardly any room for that on here. He has to be either on his back or once he can sit up and play to use. I’d still recommend it for all else it offers and the ability to grow with our LO. We all here love the songs played as well! They are all such fun, cute songs.
We've initially purchased the another branded play gym, really liking it's developmental focus and it had amazing reviews. It still may be a great play mat, but our infant hasn't really shown interest (yet?). This Baby Activity Gym from innolivin however is 1/3 the cost and our 1 month old has been so engaged! He smiles and is beginning to kick the piano keys (they are easy to push and he doesn't need help to get a sound to come out). Also, the hanging toys are easily reachable for him. We added a few of our own that make sounds -- the maracas don't hang obviously and there's only one hanging that makes a rattles sound. Also, haven't had to yet, but this mat material seems to be water resistant and wipeable. Another plus! It's also compact and light enough to be easily carried throughout the house, but at this price, you could even just get 2 and be well under the price of other play mats. So glad we got this mat.