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Great activty gym, but beware of choking hazard!
on September 5, 2014
My son loves this activity mat and plays on it daily. The toys are very cute and fun compared to other activity mats. So why such a low rating? The toy whale that comes wiht it, while very cute, is a choking hazard. I was on the ground playing with my son, who now puts everything in his mouth. Well, he put part of the whale's tail in his mouth and I noticed that he was making a choking sound. He wasn't in any distress, but he had just started choking on it. I guess it could have gotten worse if I wasn't right there and took it away from him. So, if you buy this, do not give the whale to the baby! The other toys seem fine.
I thought the little mirror on the mat would be good for tummy time, but it really hasn't been. Also, the mirror gets kind of ruined over time. He can't really see his face in it anymore. It's not a real glass mirror, obviously, and gets scrunched up. However, the pillow has been a lifesaver. It's great to be able to prop my son up on it so he's not face-down. I also like that it has letters on the mat and the toys -- I don't know if he can internalize much of that at this point, but I figure it can't hurt!
Again, this is a nice activity gym, but I had to give a low rating due to the danger. I would buy this again, but just not use the whale.