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Baby Play Mat And Gym Reviews

Baby play mat and gyms are essential for providing that little bit of entertainment for your newborn and growing baby.  There are various different play mats and gyms available all with varying features for your little one to enjoy and learn from.

Here are the top ten best sellers on the market along with a collection of their reviews to help you choose the perfect one for your tot.


Top Ten Best Sellers


Galt Toys Farm Playnest



Fisher-Price Rainforest Gym



 TLCmat® Soft Alphabet & Number Puzzle play mat



Bright Starts Spots and Stripes Safari Gym



Lamaze Spin & Explore Garden Gym



Fisher-Price Discover ‘n Grow Kick & Play Piano Gym



TLCmat® Soft Foam Play Mat Puzzle with Animal and Transportation Pop-Out



Tiny Love Super Mat



TLCmat® Soft Foam Play Mat Puzzle Jigsaw With Number (0-9) Pop-Out



Skip Hop Treetop Friends Activity gym



What To Look For In The Best Baby Play Mat

With so many play mats and gyms to choose from, it’s hard to know what is best for your needs. Here is a quick guide to the features available and what to look out for.

Stimulate baby’s Vision

  • Black, White and bold colour prints. Great for newborns.
  • Mirrors.
  • Lights.

 Stimulate  baby’s sense of touch

  • Different fabric textures for baby to feel and explore.
  • Objects for baby to reach out and attempt to grab.
  • Detachable toys for baby to discover.

Stimulate baby’s sense of sound

  • Gentle sounds such as squeaks and crackles.
  • Soft melodies to sooth baby. Preferable with volume control.


My Top Buying Tips

  •  I would suggest looking for soft cushioned fabric for baby to lay on and play, especially if you have hard flooring. Alternatively you could place the baby play mat on a soft rug.
  • As well as fun arches for baby to discover laying on his back look out for interesting things for baby to discover on the mat. This will be good for your growing baby when you are encouraging tummy time.
  • Baby’s can see bold colours and black and white prints to begin with but will love to discover little details as their vision develops.
  •   If you are struggling for space, make sure your baby play mat or gym can fold away easily for transport and storage.
  •   Look out for detachable toys, your baby will love to take there favourite toys everywhere they go. They can be clipped on to buggies and car seats so you should never loose them.
  •  Baby play mats and gyms are likely to get grubby with all that dribble and sticky accidents. Look out for ones which are easily washable or can be wiped clean.