Top critical review
on 5 February 2014
Ups: Well the baby Gym is pretty easy to assemble and very easy to disassemble. It does its job and the 3 months old baby loves it. To be more accurate the baby is actually searching for it and wants me to let it play with the gym. The toys have a descent variation of different color and shape characteristics which helps the baby "discover" new things, the mirror catch the baby's attention and the piano set motivates the baby to move the legs in order to activate the sound. The set of an overhead arch full of toys and a piano waiting for its kicks helps the baby coordinate hands and legs while understanding the left and right sides. It doesn't need a lot of space and in my case the gym is placed on the living room's sofa (always monitored by a parent at all times).
Cons: The mirror is permanent placed in the center of the arch and cannot be removed or placed somewhere else. The 4 toys that can be placed on the arch are not so baby friendly (in my opinion of course). I would prefer soft toys made of fabric, toys that could be squashed. The toys of this set are made of hard plastic and it looks more tough than my taste. One more con about the toys is that 2 of those toys are placed on a "wide ring" system which is placed on the arch. This "wide ring" system never stays into place and after some seconds the baby simply moves it to the ground level. So after a minute or so the baby actually plays with 2 toys and one mirror while the rest 2 toys are laying down to the ground inactive forever. About the piano sound: When the piano keys are pressed a tone sound is produced (different tone for each white piano key) followed but a short child song (there are few songs stored). The song lasts few seconds and then it stops unless you press any piano key which makes the song stop immediately. The con (i repeat that this is my personal opinion) is that the baby kicks the piano keys, hears the tone and then you are forced to hear a short song every single time. I would prefer a different system. For example a tone could be heard every time the baby press the piano keys and the short song could be heard if two keys were pressed together or when the black keys were pressed (the black keys cannot be pressed in this gym). I find it a little annoying to hear one short song in each press and a baby coordination training loss when a simple press produce a sound and a song (baby kicks the piano key, hears the tone but also hears the song which comes out of nowhere and not as a result of action-reaction).