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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile Review

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile Review

    As infants, both my babies loved playing on the floor with activity gyms. Play mats provided a safe space on the ground for my itty bitty children while offering interesting sights, sounds, and textures that helped stimulate the senses and encourage learning. I have also always been a fan of Eric Carle. I fondly remember reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar as a children, and now I read the same book (among others) to my kiddos. When recently offered the chance to review The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile from Kids Preferred in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.

    Price and Design

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile currently costs $99.99 on Amazon. Featuring characters from the beloved Eric Carle book, the versatile play mat offers three ways to play: tummy time, lay and play, and sit and play. Packaged in a handy carry-along storage bag, the portable gym includes four dangling toys with mirror, lights, teether, and squeaker that can loop on the mat and bars for adjustable play. The musical mobile with an on/off switch plays “You Are My Sunshine.” The mat also includes a bolster pillow for tummy time and measures 35 inches square.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile in Storage Bag Assembled The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile

    Musical Mobile on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym Caterpillar Pillow on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile

    Performance

    My son just turned two years old, and my daughter is almost five. Both, however, still love playing with the new The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile that I set up in our living room. As a mom who sometimes struggles with assembling toys, I must say that this play mat was extremely easy to put together. The instructions were clear and easy to read. The biggest part of the setup was attaching the foam bars to the mat, but assembly took me a matter of minutes — even with my toddler and kindergartener helping! The four dangling toys and hanging musical mobile are also easy to place on the mat and/or bars. Both my kids are able to remove the detachable toys with ease, and my kindergartener can put the smaller pieces back on without help.

    I love that The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile offers versatility for the littlest infants through older toddlers. The smallest babies can lay against the cradling padded caterpillar (supervised) while watching the musical mobile and other dangling toys. Older infants can kick and grab at the toys while discovering the lights, sounds, and textures. Toddlers can sit up on the mat while playing with the colorful and interactive toy. Both my kids love playing around with the detachable pieces. My son is particularly fond of the squeaker while my daughter likes the light-up bug.

    I finally love that The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile comes with a portable storage bag. At the moment, I have been leaving the mat set up in my living room for my kids to enjoy. However, with the holidays approaching, I will need to put away most of the bigger toys so that I can put up Christmas decorations. Once my son is too old for the activity gym, I will also need to put it away in storage for safekeeping for any future babies. I thus love that I can disassemble the toy and put all the pieces in the clear plastic storage bag. The zippered bag keeps the activity gym safe and clean!

    Kids Playing on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile Musical Mobile of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym

    Detachable Toys of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile 1 Detachable Toys of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile 2

    Final Verdict

    If you are shopping for an activity mat for an infant or a toddler, my kids very much approve of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile. The versatile play mat offers three ways to play — tummy time, lay and play, and sit and play — and comes packaged in a handy carry-along storage bag. The assembly instructions are clear and easy to read, even for a mama who sometimes has problems setting up toys. The gym offers versatility for the littlest infants through older toddlers. I finally love that I can disassemble the mat and put all the pieces in the clear plastic storage bag after use. The zippered bag keeps the activity gym safe and clean. I therefore highly recommend The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile!

     

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    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile in Storage Bag © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Assembled The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Musical Mobile on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Caterpillar Pillow on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Kids Playing on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Musical Mobile of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Detachable Toys of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Detachable Toys of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Gym with Musical Mobile 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson

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