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A Baby Playmat has been a necessity in my home with all 5 kids. It’s allowed them to start exploring their creativity in a safe environment geared towards their needs. However,with all the choices out there, how does one make the right decision? Kathleen Tomes the President of Brilliant Kid Products and Baby Expert has written a post to help you check out the top 5 on her list below:

When it comes to buying baby gear, a playmat or play gym is a must-have. These baby activity centers help your child reach important developmental milestones while also giving weary parents a bit of a break.And, ever since the Academy of Pediatrics recommended that babies sleep on their backs for safety reasons, pediatricians say that daily tummy time is vital for every child’s timely growth and development.

Tummy time helps babies get stronger so they can lift their heads, roll over and eventually crawl and sit up. But some babies protest because tummy time is a lot of work! That’s why a good playmat with lots of activities can help make tummy time fun and productive, and get your baby moving in the right direction.

When it comes to choosing a gym there a few basic things to examine:

Padding: Mat must be thick and padded so that the baby is comfortable.

Size: Mat must be large enough to enable your baby to roll over from back to tummy and back.

Motion: The whole idea of the gym is to keep baby entertained and to promote health development. In order to encourage eye tracking skills during the first months the higher-end gyms offer mobiles or some sort of motion.

Activities: The more the merrier! Baby gyms are designed to promote gross motor skills by encouraging baby to reach out. That’s why the gyms offer a variety of toys. It’s important to examine the toys and check out their quality and texture. Cheap gyms use cheap plastic toys while higher-end gyms offer multiple textured plush toys.

Here are some of the best playmats designed with your baby’s development in mind.

Yookidoo Gymotion® Robo Playland

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If there’s any baby gym mat that would make a seasoned mother of six believe she needs another child, this is it! Yookidoo’s Gymotion® Robo Playland is the ultimate baby activity center. Parents magazine agrees because they just named it the Toy of the Year for 2015.

The best part about this playmat is the motorized Magic Motion Track™ that drives figures back and forth across the mat, keeping babies attention and promoting eye tracking skills. This is a patented feature and the first of its kind among baby play gyms. It will keep your little one entertained through all three stages of developmental play:

During Lay & Play, the Magic Motion Track™ is above your child between two padded arches. You can attach one of two soft toy robots or a flower face rattle to help develop depth perception and eye movement. There’s also a mirror to entertain your little one.

When your child is ready for Tummy Time, a puppy pillow helps strengthen neck muscles and the Magic Motion Track™ easily connects to the mat so that he or she can reach out for it.

And, during Sit & Play, your child will love taking over and controlling the motorized Magic Motion Track™ by him or her self.

Another big plus is that this baby playmat is super easy to fold up compactly and can be stowed away in your home or even your suitcase so you won’t have to invest in another playmat when you travel or leave the mat out when you’re not using it.

When it comes to cost, the Yookidoo Gymotion® Robo Playland is a great value. At just $70 on Amazon, you’re getting years of play at home and on the go for a great price.

Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe

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This baby playmat’s main feature is a musical touchpad that entertains your child with Mozart or nursery rhymes. The bright jungle theme surrounds your child in color. During Lay & Play, your baby can reach for dangling toys including a soft giraffe rattle, a colorful bead teether, a toy elephant and a parrot.

There’s also a mirror attached to this playmat and a peek-a-boo activity. This playmat takes you through just two developmental stages of play: Lay & Play and Tummy Time.

As for convenience and portability? The criss-cross arches break down but can be bulky if you’re travelling in a compact car or on a plane.

This playmat is sold in Target for about $48.

 

Rainforest™ Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym™

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This baby activity center made by Fisher-Price is listed as a best seller on Amazon. Your little one will learn through an array of sensory experiences including 20 minutes of continuous music, rainforest sounds and lights. Soft toys attach to padded arches overhead so your baby can learn to reach and grasp.

These detachable toys can then be linked to the mat when your baby is ready for tummy time. But it does not extend into the Sit & Play phase of development as it was created for just two modes of play: Lay & Play and Tummy Time.

As for portability, the Rainforest™ Melodies & Lights Deluxe Gym™ is definitely a stay-at-home toy built to last. The criss-cross arch is sturdy and solid so it doesn’t fold down completely like the Yookidoo. But at a price of $50 on Amazon, you could spring for a less expensive travel baby gym mat that’s great for use at home during that precious first year.

Caterpillar Kickin’ Tunes Activity Gym™caterpillar-kickin-tunes-activity-gym-1

Baby Einstein is known for its classical music integrations and this baby play mat does not disappoint. Eight classical melodies play for your baby’s enjoyment for 20 minutes when parents turn it on. Otherwise, your baby controls the music by kicking it on and off, teaching your child cause and effect and encouraging leg strength.

The overhead canopy is a sensory explosion featuring brightly colored animals, bugs and trees. A bright green mirror and a watermelon teether are also included.

This is a great baby activity center for small areas in the home because it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Although on the downside, as your baby gets bigger and ready for Tummy Time, there’s not much room for them to move around.

But at just $40 on Amazon, this is a good starter baby playmat for folks who live in small spaces or aren’t sure if their baby will want or need a playmat.

Skip Hop Explore & More Amazing Arch™ Activity Gym

skiphop-explore-more-amazin-arch-baby-activity-gymThis baby gym mat has the usual features including a teething toy and animals that hang over and around your baby for grasping and eye development. In particular, there’s a dancing fox that is sound activated and a peek-a-boo owl that appears at the pull of a string to teach cause and effect. There are not many toys and some of them are too far above for baby to reach.

The main feature that differentiates this baby playmat from the others is a pocket for your smartphone on the padded arches. Family far away can watch your little one or you can turn on the camera and it becomes a mirror for your baby.

One of the downsides of this baby playmat is that it is difficult to disassemble and store. So forget about packing it for travel.

Also, Amazon lists this playmat at $90. Add on the extra toys that you buy separately and you’ll be paying well over $100. This mat has some great features if you’re ok with keeping your playmat set up in the living room or nursery.

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Baby Products Expert Kathleen Tomes is the President of Brilliant Kid Products, and the name her company really says it all.  She has appeared on more than 50 television shows across the country over the past six years.  You can check out a few of our favorites from KNBC Los AngelesGood Morning Arizona (Phoenix)Good Morning Northwest (Portland) and NBC News San Diego.  She is fun, informative and gets rave reviews from both the talent and the viewers.  More information about Kathleen and her company is available on the Brilliant Baby Products website: www.BrilliantBabyProducts.com

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One lucky winner will have the chance to own this fantastic Baby Gym! Giveaway is open to US only and must be 18+ to enter to win. Giveaway ends on 3/14 at 11:59pm EST.

 

 

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50 Comments

  • Reply Anel

    I would love this for my friend who is due in July!

    March 14, 2016 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Elaine Lund

    I would like to win this for my little cousin!

    March 14, 2016 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Claire Rheinheimer

    I’d love to win this for my sister, she’s due in May.

    March 14, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    I would love to win this awesome playmat for my baby girl but mainly for our new little squish due in Nov.! 😉

    March 14, 2016 at 5:44 pm
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    I’d win this for myself. We found out that we are expecting a little one after a year and a half of trying.

    March 14, 2016 at 2:47 am
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    My sweet girl!

    March 13, 2016 at 11:03 pm
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    I would use this playmat for my son! He’d love it!

    March 13, 2016 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply Mia

    I would want to win it for my niece who is expecting in August.

    March 13, 2016 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Debbie Clauer

    I would love to win this for my grandchild who is due in October.

    March 12, 2016 at 7:18 am
  • Reply Cindy Kong

    I would love to win this for myself. Baby boy is due in april and still looking for a playmat for him, this looks amazing.

    March 11, 2016 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Rachel P

    I would love to win this for my baby who is due April 29

    March 11, 2016 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Jamie S

    For my friend Katy, who just had her baby and was immediately diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer at only 34 years old. She is unable to work obviously and in need of baby gear and all the help we can give.

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  • Reply Ellen Hernandez

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    March 10, 2016 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Cheyenne wilkinson

    I would love too win this for baby number two we didn’t have anything like this for our son were expecting in october!!

    March 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Kristien Dies

    I would win this for the new little man I am expecting in July!

    March 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Paula Brown

    I would win for my grand child

    March 10, 2016 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    I would love to win it for myself! This will be our first baby and we don’t have a playmat yet.

    March 10, 2016 at 2:32 pm
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    Would love to win it for myself first absolutely love this it is truly the cutest

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    I would win the play mat for my great-nephew Tyler!

    March 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Carla W.

    We have 2 babies coming to the family this year. I would give it to my niece for her new baby that is due in May. Hoping she holds out until April so the baby is born on my daughters (her best friend) birthday.

    March 9, 2016 at 4:44 am
  • Reply Kristen Starks

    I would win this play-mat for myself/my baby boy due in June!

    March 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Samara

    My baby girl and her cousin (who should be born this week)

    March 8, 2016 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Amanda Jordan

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    March 8, 2016 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Tina Bostick

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    March 8, 2016 at 2:31 am
  • Reply Amy Hall

    I’d be winning for my 3 month old

    March 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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    I would give this to my son who is two months.

    March 7, 2016 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    I would love to win this for my sister-in-law. She is due in July.

    March 7, 2016 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Jessie H

    I would win this for my baby boy who is due in the next couple weeks!!

    March 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply Sally Wilsey

    I have two family members who are expecting so it would go to one of them.

    March 6, 2016 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply hannah

    this would be won for myself 🙂

    March 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    I would love to win this playmat for my niece!

    March 4, 2016 at 2:10 pm
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    Love these playmates, I would love to have and keep for Liam

    March 4, 2016 at 5:40 am
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    I want to win this for my niece and for our next little one!! 🙂

    March 2, 2016 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Laura Bowman

    I would win this playmat for my friend who’s having her first baby in May!

    March 2, 2016 at 8:21 am
  • Reply Maryann

    I would love this for myself for our baby expected in September, but I might give it to my sister who is due with her first!

    March 1, 2016 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Keri Justice

    I hve a good friend who is pregnant so this would be for her baby!

    March 1, 2016 at 7:32 am
  • Reply Debbie Bray

    I would win this for my niece who is having a baby soon.

    February 29, 2016 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Cathy Jarolin

    I would win this playful mat For My New Great Granddaughter who will be here June!! So Excited!! :0)~~~

    February 29, 2016 at 10:27 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I would like to win this playmat for our future little one. 🙂

    February 29, 2016 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    My friend who is expecting baby #2 this summer!!

    February 29, 2016 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Carrie

    I would love this for my own little one

    February 29, 2016 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Katie hall

    I would win it for my baby. I’m seven months pregnant so he will be here in three months.

    February 28, 2016 at 6:16 pm
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    I would like to win this for friends of ours who are having their first baby next month!

    February 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm
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    If I won it would be for my granddaughter.

    February 28, 2016 at 10:56 am
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