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A soft, colorful activity mat with detachable overhead arches is the perfect first interactive toy. Soft toys hang from the arch, and the mat has flaps and textures to explore. Look for mat with a variety of features and toys you can remove and take with you - they will become fast favorites. Avoid mats with too much going on - they may be overstimulating and difficult to clean, maintain (multiple battery changes) and store.
Quantity Recommended: 1
The Tiny Love Gymini set the standard for activity mats. Babies love the toys on the Deluxe version -- bright, engaging animals that are low hanging for easy grabbing and stretch and bounce for added stimulation. The quality fabric and construction mean the mat can withstand washings.
This Baby Einstein-themed mat features quality classical music and toys. The Baby Einstein caterpillar will become recognizable to your baby if you play the Baby Einstein videos.
Tiny Love raises the bar for activity mats with the Gymini Total Playground. Features a Kick and Play PadĚ that responds to baby's kicks and touches and fold-up sides to keep baby on the mat, both of which add to the price and the bulk. We prefer the dangling toys that come with the Super Deluxe Gymini.