Play Gym Dilema

Sunday, March 16, 2014

As is natural with first time parents, Mr C and I want the best for our precious little Bean, but we are prudent folk and do not want to go completely overboard. Also, we know pretty much diddly about child development, and to be honest, it's not something I want to delve into or get obsessed with. She will do what she will do and I don't want to be freaking out about mile stones and such. (I say that now, but I know myself and that will change.)

Naturally as we progress through this pregnancy, and knowing that it is unlikely that we will get any baby gifts or baby showers, we are accumulating a range of baby essentials and nice-to-haves. (except clothes - we are holding back on those).

One of the items we have decided to purchase is a baby gym. The only problem is that we feel a little bit overwhelmed by the range, from the basic to the ridiculous. (we = me. Mr C says whatever I want is fine - very sweet by not overly helpful!)

We looked at Boots, checked Mothercare, Kiddicare, Amazon, Argos and more. We have a few theories but I am not sold. We definitely do not want to spend the earth on this as the baby will most likely outgrow it within six months or so.

In our search, we have tried to narrow choices down to play gyms that may have a more extended lifespan, greater interactivity or that can be converted to something useful later on. I like the gyms with lots of fabric hooks along the arches so we can add toys and things for the little one to grab, kick and reach for.

Mr C quite likes the Fisher Price Kick & Play Gym which has a keyboard at one end. I am not sure.

In fact, that is my main problem - I have absolutely no idea which play gym to buy for my little growing baby daughter.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I need help!

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