When babies are little the play mat is almost always one of the first toys they interact with. It’s the perfect setup – they can lay on their backs and be engaged by the items hanging above them. The boys both loved theirs, but like all the other gear we sold it after C outgrew it. Since we’re having a girl this time, I was really excited to get a pink-themed mat. But not only that, this mat is above and beyond what we had before!
The Tiny Princess Gymini Move N’ Play Mat adapts to your baby’s growth, allowing for play throughout their whole first year.
Sliding arches create a variety of play positions. This is probably one of my favorite features, because you’re not just limited to the traditional setup – the sliding arches make it really easy to use the mat for tummy time, too. All you have to do is squeeze the green button and it’s simple to move!
For newborns, the Tiny Princess Gymini Move ?n Play activity mat has the brand?s classic features, including hanging toys, teethers and mirror. There’s a toy at the center of the arches that has electronic music and lights – it plays seven different songs!
The hanging toys slide along the arches and can also be removed, and there are a couple of wings on the floor of the mat that have a great crinkle sound to them that babies will love.
Another aspect of the mat that I really like is the ability to have raised borders. Once your baby starts rolling you’ll definitely appreciate having something to keep them contained!
But it’s just a matter of unsnapping the corners to get a completely flat mat, which has a larger surface area than many play mats. It’s really easy for parents to unsnap the arches from the mat as well so you can throw the mat itself into the washing machine if you need to.
This mat retails for $74.99, which is slightly higher than some other mats on the market, but I think its versatility and larger size add value. Plus, parents of little girls may (like I do) really like the pink look and bright, cheery colors that are feminine without being over the top. This would make a great shower gift and would be something that could be used for a long time!
Note: I received a Tiny Princess Play N’ Move play mat to facilitate this review. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are honest and my own.