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Skip Hop Explore and more amazing arch activity gym

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  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Lots of activities for babies

    • Weaknesses:

      Its on the large size for a play mat

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    Bought this at the NEC baby show at a reduced price and have definitely not regretted it. My daughter has been fascinated by the dancing fox on the play mat since birth. There are so many things for babies to touch or spin or pull. There is a pocket for you phone so you can take birds eye pictures of your baby whilst playing which is really cute. There is a light, hooting owl, dancing fox, mirror, singing hedgehog, spinny thing, ball rattled etc etc. I’ve not seen a play mat with as many things on and it’s so versatile as the arch can be lowered so when my little girl is sitting up she can still play with the different activities. The signing hedgehog did unfortunately run out however I emailed skip hop with a copy of my receipt and they sent me a replacement hedgehog in the post. This mat is well worth the money!!
  • 4.13/5
    • Strengths:

      Dancing fox, great colours and can use from birth

    • Weaknesses:

      Can't replace hedgehog once stopped working and baby can't reach toys when lying flat

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    I saw this product and fell in love with it, I've had it since my daughter was 6 weeks old and she's loved it since then. She can watch the dancing fox for ages! And loves the hedgehog, it's such a shame it's stops working and there's no replacement. Another downfall to this play mat is when my daughter tried to bat at objects she couldn't reach could do with them being a bit lower but other than that we both love it. The colours are great not too bright and this play doesn't over stimulate baby. I like how this play mat grows with baby so you get good use out of it, my daughter is now 6 months old and still not bored of it. The soft pillow is great for tummy time. My daughter also loves looking at her reflection, when she is a mood u can put her on the play at and it distracts her. This mat is definitely worth the price and I would recommend it even with its few downfalls.
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Colourful, long lasting, resistant, interesting and stimulating

    • Weaknesses:

      Cost

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    This was one of the best things we bought for baby. We put him there really early to help keep him entertained even when he wouldn’t move a lot and little by little he started interacting with everything and it was a joy to watch. We’ve been using it for over 5m now and he still loves it. It’s very colourful so the photos we take of the baby while he’s on it are beautiful. The arch can be up or down meaning baby can be lying down or sitting up and able to interact with everything just the same. It’s very easy to clean as well. It comes with wrinkly flaps, dancing sound activated Fox, music box, windmill, lights on a ball, mirror (babies love the mirror!), hooting owl and noisy rattle, plus a small pillow for tummy time with a small baby. It’s sturdy but flexible and soft at he same time. No regrets at all, it was a great buy!
  • 4.63/5
    • Strengths:

      Great for tummy time and for regular play

    • Weaknesses:

      Can’t replace the musical toys batteries, very big!

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    My son loves his playmat. He stares at the dancing fox endlessly!
    We sing along to the happy and u know it owl ( we will be sad when his batteries run out!)
    It’s very large and it doesn’t fold up so is always out.
    The fact the arch fold down is great for tummy time and to pick him and up down.
    My phone won’t fit in the mirror at the back though and I have a iPhone 7. But I lay it on top. We have made lots of videos of him happy having a play and smiling.
    He loves it, it’s bright and fun and we lay. Him so he can kick at the rustly. Leaves at the bottom:
    I wouldn’t want any this else for him.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Dancing fox!! My child loves it!!

    • Weaknesses:

      Price, quite expensive

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    I loved the look of this item and was a must have for me. However I paid £95 for it and couldn’t see it cheaper anywhere else so was thankful for when I was given gift vouchers after having my daughter so I could buy it.
    My daughter loves this and knowing it adapts to her development is amazing.
    The dancing fox is her favourite and when she acts up ( being a little diva ) I lay her on her mat and all tears stop and she’s all smiles and laughter.
    It’s easy to assemble and lots of space to add on any other toy.
    It does take up a bit of space but isn’t an eye sore and in fact gets the attention of all my friends children.
    Yes it’s expensive however you won’t be wasting your money!!
  • 5.00/5
    • Strengths:

      Easy to use, plenty to get child entertained, last for some time

    • Weaknesses:

      Very big so not easy to hide away

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    My daughter is 7.5 months and we have used this since birth. We started using it for tummy time straight away, as she’s got older she’s been able to reach out to the toys and play with them so she’s enjoying it even more. It makes tummy time fun for her and now she is sitting it is helping her practice her sitting skills whilst teaching for toys. We used the phone holder to play Baby tv when she was too little to play with the toys but as she’s got older it’s great to put our phones in to catch great photos and videos of her. The longevity of this product is brilliant, I see her using this product for some time to come. The bright colours and fun animals keep her amused, it soft and large so even when sitting I know she is comfortable and if she rolls she will stay on the mat so not hurt herself. Only downside is that I like to keep a clean and tidy home and as this is so big it is hard to hide away but I would definitely recommend to any parent.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Great colours and activity’s, it’s fun and hrs of entertainment for a baby

    • Weaknesses:

      A little pricey but well worth it

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    I originally bought a different mat for my son and he didn’t enjoy it, I saw this and fell in love and so did my son he finally enjoyed tummy time and learned how to control his head and move around fairly quickly and I think this play mat was a great help for that, it has a lovely little fox that moves when baby makes a noise and a little hedgehog that coo’s when the cloud is pulled , it has a nice sized mirror so baby can look into it with ease and a ball that lights up, its has a phone slot behind the mirror so it’s easy to take pictures of your new bundle of joy. I’d 110% recommend this for any new mom or dads to be.
  • 4.75/5
    • Strengths:

      Can use from birth while baby is lying on their back, Sitting up and for tummy time.

    • Weaknesses:

      Toys could be lower down for babies to reach when younget

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    This product was on the expensive side for a playmat however it has so many options which means you get longer use out of it. My son loved watching the battery operated fox move when he was tiny. He loved bed looking at himself in the mirror which has the added bonus of attaching your camera to take fabulous photos of him pulling faces and smiling at himself. I love that the bar can be lowered so I can talk to him without the toys in the way and when he can sit up he can play with it. We have grandparents who travel often and the camera slot is super to Skype from so they get to see him and he gets to hear their voices without us getting aching arms! In the lower position it is great to encourage my son to lift his head during tummy time using the little support. It’s super easy to clean in the washing machine and we actually take it to grandparents houses as it’s so easy to collapse and travel with. The attachable toys are fun and he loves hitting, grabbing and playing with them. When he was little they were avtiuch to high up for him so I used a little link toy to lower them. Best value product for the amount of use it has had already!
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Description

Skip Hop's grow-with-me gym features lights, sounds and textures. it comes with a hooting owl, musical hedgehog and dancing fox.

The arch can be placed overhead for newborns to bat at the characters or placed on the floor for tummy time.

Older babies can use the arch while seated. Parents can slip a telephone into the concealed pocket to record some memorable moments.

- Suitable from birth

- two-position arch for overhead and seated play

- 20 developmental activities including:

-sound-activated dancing fox,

- pull-string peekaboo hooting owl and

- hanging hedgehog musical teether

- soft mat with crinkle flaps

- smartphone slots behind the mirror to take baby photos

- tummy time pillow

- BPA, PVC and Phthalate free

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