I had put this on my registry because it looked so cute. Little did I know how much fun my daughter would have with it and for how long.
We started laying her on the mat when she was just a couple months old. This was one of the first toys she showed any interest in. Initially she loved to bat at the owl (the bell in it kept her interested) and eventually learned to kick the side poles to make the entire gym shake. As she got bigger she grew interested in the other toys. She could stay occupied for a good 20 minutes at a time.
Now that she's up and crawling, she still enjoys the gym. She'll crawl over and grab the toys or play with the crinkly-sounding leaves.
The only real downside is that washing the mat wrecked the little mirror, so it's no longer reflective (it seems to have fogged up permanently). But that's really no big deal considering how much fun she's having otherwise.
Give the gift that'll entertain the little sweetie pie with this fun-loving Skip Hop® Tree Top Friends Activity Gym. Portable play mat easy pops up with supportive arches. Whimsical tree printed on mat includes mirror, textures, and built-in sounds for sensory development. Bat-at detachable toys feature nature-inspired animals. Removable rings provide personalized length. Includes pillow for neck support or tummy time. Machine washable provides easy clean-up. Dimension: 36 diameter X 19 h. Imported.