Advantages It will keep baby entertained and stimulate their senses
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When I was expecting my second child I bought all the necessary equipment and supplies ready for his arrival, however, one thing that I didn’t worry about was toys, as newborns have the entire world to take in, and the first few weeks are spent sleeping and cuddling. Although one of the few toys that a newborn can benefit from early on, is a play gym. There is a vast choice of play gyms of differing sizes and prices, some which are basic and others that are more deluxe and offer a range of toys and music for baby to explore.
Fisher Price is a reputable and trusted brand that produces and manufactures a vast array of toys for babies and children. All of the toys in their range are of a high quality and are designed with bright and vivid colours to stimulate and educate babies and children.
The rainforest gym is visually appealing and it will capture a baby’s attention. It is constructed from non-toxic materials, it is durable and of a high quality. The gym is rather big, measuring 20 x 32.5 x 32.5, so a good amount of space is needed to gain regular use from it. It is suitable for newborns, and it is a toy that will grow with baby and encourage development. The gym requires three “C” batteries which are not supplied, however, these do last a reasonable amount of time. The bright and colourful rainforest play gym stimulates a baby with lights, sounds and textures, it is packed with features to entice and attract a little one. This is a fantastic interactive toy that is made up of different textures and colours for little ones to explore.
The soft giraffe sits at the bottom of the rainbow arch to provide extra support and look over your baby; it is holding a play mirror which hangs down for baby to admire their reflection, all babies love to look at themselves in the mirror. You are provided with an assortment of toys which attach to the arches, which can be detached and moved around to be re-positioned in different areas to keep a baby interested, and change the environment slightly to make each playtime different for baby. The toys are supported with material loops so they can be hung on baby chairs that feature a bar, on a pushchair or high chair, they can also be played with independently. There are several areas on the play gym with links to attach the toys (there are eleven areas in total,) so they can be hung above or lower down for them to reach out.
• Baby mode – baby can set off lights and music with their movements.
• Music mode – plays 20 minutes of continuous music.
• Rainforest mode - plays 20 minutes of rainforest sounds while.
The interactive play gym is educational; it offers many activities that will enhance baby’s development. It will also entertain and occupy a baby, and it could possibly soothe and calm them. It will stimulate a baby’s senses, whilst promoting and developing core skills. It will encourage baby to reach out, kick and bat at the toys, which will strengthen muscles whilst aiding in developing their coordination and focus. As baby is enticed to lift their head, they will soon build up their neck muscles to prepare them for sitting up. Gross motor skills are developed as baby reaches out for the toys and lift their head, and fine motor skills will be promoted once they are able to grasp and manipulate the toys. All of these skills improve hand-eye coordination. A baby’s sense of touch, sight, and hearing will also be improved from all of the stimulating activities.
My son had a good few months play out of the gym; it was great for giving him a safe stimulating environment to play in. He enjoyed kicking his arms and legs about frantically with excitement, and he was eager to reach the toys, when he did eventually reach a toy he would be immensely happy. He was very content to play in the gym and watch all the toys dangling from above. Once he had strengthened his neck muscles and was able to hold his head up, the play gym offered a perfect environment for him to enjoy some ‘tummy time’, this gave the gym a whole new experience, as he was able to view objects from a different angle. ‘Tummy time’ strengthened my son’s muscles in preparation for sitting, crawling and walking. However, ‘Tummy time’ was never his favourite position, and it didn’t take long for him to learn how to roll over. He was far more content with being upright; the play gym improved his development and gave him the skills needed to be able to sit up.
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