Baby L is now at that stage of newborn-ness where he’s starting to take more of an interest in the world around him. He’s actively looking for things to entertain him so it’s the perfect time to start introducing him to toys such as play gyms. We were sent the Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym & Ball Pit and it looks perfect for letting him have a little bit of play time every day.
What is the Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym & Ball Pit
The Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym & Ball Pit is a play gym which has three different play modes – activity play gym with sides down; activity play gym with sides up; ball pit – and grows with your child.
The team at Infantino drew the CUTEST little Mr Men drawings on our post package so we were always going to get off to a good start with that level of fun and effort! The packaging of the Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym & Ball Pit is lovely and bright, not too cluttered and let’s you see clearly what the different play modes are, and how to use the gym with your baby.
The play gym itself is lovely and bright, and catches your eye straight away.
I found it really easy to put the Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym & Ball Pit together. It was just a case of assembling the bars, attaching them securely to the mat and attaching the toys. It took me roughly 5 minutes and most of that time was putting the balls into the little turtle ball bag.
Easy to clip together.
Activity bar clipped into place.
Foam rods, pushed into pockets, closed with velcro, hold the mesh sides up.
Toys are easy to attach.
The finished article!
How we got on
I can’t decide who had more fun with the Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym & Ball Pit – Baby L or Little I. I assumed it would just be L that got the use out of it but as soon as she spotted it, Little I was straight in there turning it into a ball pit, and having a blast!
Baby L likes lying on the mat looking up at all the hanging toys. He’s just started making noises such as ‘goo and gah’ and likes to chatter away at the toys.
It’s good for tummy time too but we haven’t done too much of that yet because L suffers from silent reflux, and seems to get a bit angry when on his tummy. He has a very strong neck though so when he’s more comfortable I’m sure he’ll love using the Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym & Ball Pit for a bit of tummy time.
It’s great that it can have the raised mesh sides in order to turn it into a ball pit. This is such a point of difference to other play gyms on the market and it adds another dimension of fun and play opportunities for your little ones.
You can see already that the play gym is helping to develop L’s coordination, and stimulate him sensory wise. He kicks about on the mat accidentally hitting the toys sometimes, which results in some shocked and happy faces being pulled when he realises what he’s done.
Little I loves using it as a little area for all her dollies and teddy bears to gather for a tea party as well. I’m not sure why but it’s lovely to see! Maybe because it’s round?!
How cute is the turtle bag for holding the ball pit balls in? I do love a kids toy that can be tidied up and kept all together. Makes life a lot easier when your kids come to play with it again. No hunting for balls etc!
RRP and where to buy
The Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym & Ball Pit retails for £59.99 and you can find out more here.
Would we recommend?
Yes, we would highly recommend the Infantino Grow with me Activity Gym & Ball Pit. The best thing about it is that it grows with your child and stimulates their development through play.
*We were sent the infection Play Gym free of charge in return for an honest review. All opinions are 100% our own and we would never recommend anything we wouldn’t recommend to our friends!