Best Baby Play Mats And Activity Gyms
You need a break, and baby needs to be stimulated, which is kind of tough when you’ve only got two hands and you’re running on 15 minutes of sleep, right mom? Try one of these play mats! Baby will have a blast—and you’ll get a few minutes to yourself!
The padded wedge on the Octopus’s head on the Babyplay Tummy Time Octopus from Mamas & Papas helps strengthen baby’s arms, neck and back muscles. Plus, nine interactive features and four removable, dangling toys will help her develop hand-eye coordination. RightStart.com , $85
We’re not sure who’ll love the ball pit on this Infantino Grow-With-Me Activity Gym and Ball Pit more — you or baby — but we’re pretty sure you’ll both love playing around together. ToysRUs.com , $60
One reason to love Bright Starts Swingin’ Safari Baby’s Play Place Activity Gym is for its newborn safety features. The sides stay upright (to keep baby from rolling over) while she discoveries the toys, lights and music above. Diapers.com , $80
You want something that baby will love that won’t break the bank for you, right? Meet the Fisher-Price Discover ‘n Grow Jumbo Playmat. It comes with toys, a mirror, fish teether, plush frogs, a peek-a-boo elephant, rattles and ribbons. Sounds like a steal to us! Amazon.com** , $40**
With more than 20 developmental activities like shapes, clip-on rings and balls, The Sassy Grow With Me 3-in-1 Playmat transforms from an infant mat to a tummy time activity center to a play tunnel for toddlers. How cool is that? Babyearth.com, $50
Get ready for lots of laughs! The animals hanging overhead on the Infantino Whale Kicks & Giggles Activity Gym jiggle along with baby’s movements. We recommend keeping the camera close by! Diapers.com , $72
We love the Tiny Love Super Mat because it comes with all the necessities, but without the complicated set up. You can easily pack it up for an afternoon at the park or a weekend at grandma’s house! buybuyBABY.com , $40
Want baby to get a jumpstart on learning while he drools and giggles in delight? The Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Activity Gym comes with animals and an alphabet mat so you can get him started on the wildest sounds you know! Diapers.com , $75
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