Review // Fisher Price Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym

Review // Fisher Price Newborn-to-Toddler Play GymWhen the courier knocked on our door on a very wet Friday afternoon, I was overjoyed to see the large box in his hands. By that point we had exhausted most avenues of play, we were all tired after a rough night, and we’d reached the point in the day where CBeebies had started to repeat itself…

Enter the Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym from Fisher Price.

Busby helped me piece it together, which didn’t take longer than 10 minutes, and once I’d located some batteries (3 x AAA) we were ready to roll.

Review // Fisher Price Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym

The beauty of the Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym is that it does what it says on the tin; it grows with your child. The gym has three “grow-with-me” stages:

  • Lay & Play
  • Sit & Play
  • Stand & Play

At the moment, we have it set up in stage one for Indy, but Busby can still play with the ball drop component.Review // Fisher Price Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym

It’s been a huge hit in our household for both children! Busby loves playing with the balls, and also lies on the mat, playing with the animal toys that hang down. Her favourite feature, however, is the continuous music mode which plays songs for 20 minutes. She enjoys dancing to the music and singing along to the songs she recognises.

For me it’s been a sanity saver; Indy is a Velcro baby, and this teamed with his insanely gassy tummy means he’s not overly keen on being put down, especially on his back, for long. However, he loves the gym! At times I’ve had to prop him up slightly so he’s not lying flat, but if I switch the gym onto continuous music mode he’s more than happy to lie there, watch the lights dance and listen to the music. He’s also started interacting with the gym, throwing out some moves to try and hit/grasp the animal toys.Review // Fisher Price Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym

The other music mode available on the gym is the short play mode, which can be activated by pulling the animal toys or using the ball drop part of the gym.Review // Fisher Price Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym

The gym comes with five balls, three hang down animals and a washable play mat. Obviously all balls have already been lost underneath the sofa at various points, but that’s part of the fun…! Aesthetically it’s very bright and colourful, with an animal theme, which is always a conversation starter with a Toddler.

I love that it’s a toy and an activity both children can play with together simultaneously. Busby has had a great time showing Indy what to do, and he’s enjoyed having her so close.fisher price newborn to toddler gym review

The Fisher Price Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym costs £56.99, and I would definitely recommend it for families with a newborn and a toddler as it’s fantastic for sibling bonding. Indy is already interacting with the baby gym at 8 weeks old, and I can see it being brilliant for his development in the weeks to come.


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*I received the above product for the purpose of this post. All views and opinions expressed in this post are my own.*
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  1. 20th August 2015 / 3:54 am

    This looks like s fantastic you and we’ve been really lucky enough to get one to review. I love the look of fascination on Indys face, it’s like lots of discovery 🙂

  2. 20th August 2015 / 3:55 am

    Sorry, I meant a “fantastic toy”, not a fantastic you (although you are lovely too :)). I probably shouldn’t be commenting at 4am!

  3. 25th August 2015 / 4:19 pm

    This looks lovely. I would love to get one.

  4. 25th August 2015 / 5:02 pm

    We have this play gym too and I really love it – it’s so much more interactive than some we have tried, and much longer lasting too. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  5. 31st August 2015 / 6:46 pm

    You really can’t beat Fisher Price can you! (I hate that point in the day where Cbeebies repeats . . . WHY do they do that?! Is it just to point out to us mums that it has been on for too long?!)
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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