As much as I love to hold my baby, I can’t do it all the time she is awake. I bought this gym and a Graco swing that plays tunes and nature sounds. Why I liked this gym:
1. The size of the mat. It is pretty large. Some other play mats were only about 30 inches long. I don’t want my baby to grow out of her gym in a month.
2. The play mat is decorated with a world map and colorful characters traveling in different vehicles. We will use this mat to learn continents when my daughter gets a bit older.
3. Dangling toys are made of plastic and washable materials. I would like to be able to clean toys that my baby pulls into her mouth.
4. The gym can be converted into a ball pit. It’s like two baby products in one.
I wasn’t disappointed when the gym arrived. It was easy to put together without the instructions. It’s pretty compact when all sides are folded up. The musical toy required three AAA batteries and a screwdriver. This toy is a little bit heavy. I replaced the link it came with with a hook from a different baby product.