Looking for the perfect and affordable baby-shower or new-baby gift? Infantino’s Safari Fun Twist and Fold Activity Gym and Play Mat (currently around $30 at Amazon with free shipping for Prime members) is a portable, lightweight (a little over 3 pounds) activity mat that provides infants hours of creative fun and learning.
The Activity Gym can be used in three modes: overhead discovery to stimulate younger babies, tummy time (using the included tummy bolster, shown in picture) and sit-and-play for slightly older babies. A peek-n-see mirror and soft, plush hanging toys are also included.
Assembly is so easy that parents can set it up using one hand, and the Activity Gym folds up for easy storage with a twist of the knob at its top. The mat can be removed from the poles for machine-washing.
The Safari Fun Twist and Fold Activity Gym and Play Mat can be purchased here.
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