Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Review of Lamaze Spin & Explore Garden Gym

Originally submitted at One Step Ahead

How ingenious! This deluxe tummy time mat is topped by a rotating platform that lets baby explore from every angle. As baby turns herself on the padded support, she builds upper body and leg strength. The plush mat is loaded with textures, activities, crinkles, rattles, and more; makes a great play...

She hated it. But it is cute!

By dazed81 from Illinois on 12/30/2008

3out of 5

Gift: No

Pros: Entertaining, Portable, Great Features, Durable

Cons: Easily Outgrown

Best Uses: Infants

Describe Yourself: Pregnant with number 2, Mom to a Toddler

We bought this before our daughter was born. I could say that she hated tummy time. But even when she started to LIKE Tummy time, she HATED this. She enjoyed the mat itself, but being put on the ladybug sent her into a fit of rage. She loved the crinkly leaves, and the mirror (which removes with velcro) She did better lying on her side, or eventually on her stomach right on the mat I thought the "lazy susan" design of the ladybug would be fun, but she was less than thrilled, and before long she was so long that when on the ladybug (for the short amount of time she would tolerate) she would hang over the edges of the mat. If I had to do it over, I would buy another mat. The construction is great, it's really cute, but I feel like it's not what a baby wants in tummy time. Might be more fun for us adults? Hee hee. I think she would have done better with a mat that allowed her to lift her head, perhaps with a support pillow. This just mad her cry because her head hung down unless she held it up. Not fun.


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