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How to Choose the Best Baby Play Gym and Baby Play Mats - Buy Baby Play Gym and Baby Play Mats Online

Updated on December 9, 2012

How to Choose the Best Baby Play Gym and Baby Play Mats

Baby play mats and baby play gyms are good for babies because they maximize their exploration curiosity by moving their heads, hands, arms and body to play with it. Usually babies are like explorers, they follow with their eyes all the bright objects they can see and they try to reach objects with their hands. That is why toys are made of different colors. They develop their muscles, and can grasp the object in the play mats and play gym thus making their hand to eye coordination develop faster. Usually baby play mats and baby play gyms are given to babies during showers and as a gift.

There are many baby play mats and baby play gyms that are being sold online or at stores. One just need to note some things when choosing the best one for your baby.

Babies are always exploring and they like to discover what is beyond the different colors, the more colorful it is the mire the baby like the toys. That is why choosing the best baby play mats and baby play gym for your baby is imperative. As parents we want them to be safe while playing and we choose the one which are baby friendly.

Baby Play Gym

image is found at amazon -- Baby Einstein Around The World Play Gym
image is found at amazon -- Baby Einstein Around The World Play Gym

Baby Play Mats and Baby Play Gyms are Good for our babies

Baby play mats and baby play gyms are part of the developmental products which are given to babies as it promotes their overall physical, intellectual and and cognition abilities.

The baby play gym is available for older children as well and you can also choose baby play gyms which can be used outside like for beach, playground and when you go to park.

How To Choose Baby Play Gym

The baby play gym is like a home to the baby at times, it is like their nest, so it is wise to choose the best one for them

  1. it should be durable, one which when baby try to grab it, it will not immediately removed from the main arches
  2. Toys that are hanging must not be small enough for them to eat and chew on it
  3. Soft mat for the baby to roll on and as they try to sit down when they fell, they will not be hurt
  4. Varieties and more hanging toys which will stimulates the senses. The more toys the better as babies easily get bored
  5. Some music within the toys is good for the baby
  6. Some have mirror toys on it and I like that one because the babies are fascinated with it
  7. There are convertible baby play gym which you can still use as the baby ages
  8. Check what batteries are needed and how many, how often to change

Baby PLay Gym Selections

  1. Baby Einstein Around the World Play Gym
  2. Heimess Duck Wooden Baby Gyms
  3. Infantino Travel Gym
  4. Lamaze Spin and Explore Garden Gym
  5. Baby Einstein Seek and Discovery Activity Gym
  6. Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Ocean Adventure Gym
  7. Galt Soft Playnest and Gym

Can't you see I like Baby Einstein because it has many toys attached to the activity gym. These are available at stores by the way and all are available at

How To Choose Baby Play Mats

  1. A nice baby play mats should be foldable so that when you go anywhere you can still bring it
  2. Should be soft to the touch
  3. Waterproof, not absorbent
  4. Must have different colors
  5. One that will last longer, durability
  6. Washable so that when they get soiled, you can wash it
  7. There are also reversible baby play mats, colored at both surfaces

Baby Play Mats Selections

  1. Tiny Love Supermat
  2. Edy Shape Edu type puzzles
  3. Multi- Purpose reversible Anti Fatigue Mats
  4. Reversible Splat Mat, phthalate, PVC and free of BPA -- easy to clean play mat
  5. Jungle Play Mat -- Organic cotton
  6. Babyden Playpen in Silver with Grey Baby Play Mat
  7. Wiggle Worm Baby Play Mat and Baby Activity Gym

These are available at different stores and Amazon online store.


Baby play gym together with the play mats are good baby products because they are proven means to develop their physical and intellectual capabilities plus it helps the babies to achieve the much needed learning while stimulating their senses. There are different baby play gym available at different stores including online stores and it is good to know the different tips on how to choose the best baby play gym and baby play mats for your baby. Whether you are giving it as a gift for shower or other occasions it is nice if you can choose the best ones for the baby. Generally the best play gyms are: convenient, foldable, washable, durable, many toys on it (non toxic), with lots of different colors and with music. For the baby play mats, it should be soft and with different colors.


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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks for the read Wallstickerdecal!

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      WallStickerDecals 7 years ago from US

      I bought one of these when I gave birth to my first baby Sandra, they are amazing.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi kaltopsyd, I am glad you also like it and will be useful to you, you sure are a good godmother, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Wow, that's a lot Wendy, hmm, I am glad you like this hub and it is useful to you, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks Uma for your comments, I am sure she will like it, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Hi Cheeky, sure you can be a mom and you will be great at it, I can feel and see that. Thanks for your comments and you take care too Cheeky, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks Tony for the appreciation, Maita

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      Tony 7 years ago from At the Gemba

      Looks like we are going to be on the hunt for one of these soon, thanks for another great hub PDH.

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Okay, I am not a Mom, but I would love to be a Mom! And this is great. You have a great selection of play mats and activity gyms to have here. They are a great way to get kids interacting and learning with new things. I agree with having the Music thing there too - as it can help develop the kids interest in Music from a young age. You are doing a lot of Baby Hubs lately! Very nice!! Take care, Maita! xx

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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      Love it....and I need lots of ideas for babies. I have 3 new nieces or nephews on the way in the next 5 mos.

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      Uma07 7 years ago

      My cousin is going to love this when I show it to her.She just had a baby girl.Now I know what to gift her.Thanks for the info PDH.Very well presented hub :)

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Your Hubs are really coming in handy for me, Maita. By the time my baby godbrother is born, I'll know all what to buy for him. :)Thanks! I think I have a playmat somewhere in storage though. Hmm... I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the reminder.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Kuya Dave, thanks it is always a pleasure to see you here, Maita

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate Maita thank you for the great advice in this hub. There are several ladies in both churches I attend, who will find ths information useful.

      KUYA Dave.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Mam Rev, thanks for that, I am glad you like this one, Maita

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Thanks hello, Maita

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      They are absolutely wonderful and you wrote a great hub.

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Simply marvelous! I told my pregnant niece to read this hub. Voted up. Thanks Maita.

      Forever His,

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      I am glad to help with this hub then, Thanks sameerk, Maita

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      sameerk 7 years ago from India

      Came at right time for me , thank u


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