The Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe Lights and Music receives rave reviews from owners, who say this play mat grows with a baby, providing a variety of sensory and learning experiences to suit babies of different ages. The Gymini play mat is intended for newborns up to 10 months old. The mat measures 32 inches by 32 inches, and it is machine washable. Young babies are stimulated by lights and music, and babies who are learning to reach can grab at hanging toys. Two overhead arches hold dangling toys connected with plastic clips so they can be detached and used on other items, such as a stroller or car seat. This product offers a lifetime warranty and requires three AA batteries to power the sound effects. If you're not comfortable spending $60 on an item that will entertain your baby for just a few months, the Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Gym (*Est. $30) is half the price and converts from a play mat to a crawl-through tunnel -- although it doesn't offer the same level of interaction and variety as the Gymini, and the play mat itself is a lot smaller.
The best professional review of the Gymini Super Deluxe Lights and Music comes from baby-gear book "Baby Bargains", which recommends the Gymini and other play mats and activity centers for babies. Beyond this, we found more than 1,000 owner-written reviews combined from Amazon.com, ToysRUs.com, Target.com and LilaGuide.com, which provide insight into the usefulness of this product with babies of different ages.
1. Baby Bargains
The latest edition of this popular baby-gear book, written by consumer advocates Denise and Alan Fields, includes a few recommendations for baby activity centers. However, it's a very short section, with only one play-mat recommendation.
Review: Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2009
Almost 550 reviews are available on Amazon.com for the Gymini Super Deluxe Lights and Music. The Gymini has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. More than 400 reviewers rate this product with a perfect 5-star rating.
Review: Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe -- Lights and Music, Contributors to Amazon.com
More than 400 parents have written reviews for the Gymini Super Deluxe Lights and Music, which has an average rating of 4 stars out of 5. There are a few complaints about the music feature not working, but feedback is mostly positive.
Review: Tiny Love Gymini: Super Deluxe Lights and Music Play Mat, Contributors to ToysRUs.com
Over 200 reviewers give the Gymini Super Deluxe Lights and Music an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Parents say this activity mat grows with babies, providing different interests as they develop.
Review: Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe --Lights and Music, Contributors to Target.com
More than 230 reviews are available for the Gymini Super Deluxe Lights and Music at the time of our visit. This site is a bit more difficult to navigate, and search results include items of various categories, but the volume of reviews makes it worth a visit.
Review: Gymini Super Deluxe Light and Music, Contributors to LilaGuide.com