Age Range: suitable from birth
Manufacturer’s Description: Sunny Safari Arch and Quilt, suitable from birth with hanging toys to entertain your little one. As your baby grows they can use the mat for tummy-time and play with the detachable toys whilst lying down or sitting up.
Rating: (5/5 stars)
Review: I was sent the Sunny Safari Arch and Quilt Play Gym in preparation for a google plus hangout review we took part in, which was certainly interesting! We only chatted about a few aspects of the play gym during the hangout, so I thought I would go ahead and post a full review on here too, with some photos of the gym in use.
The Sunny Safari range is a brand new Kiddicare range of baby toys that includes a rather gorgeous looking play mat as well as the play gym. The 23 new toys are designed to stimulate the senses, and feature a range of different jungle animals in bright colours.
Our first impression of the play gym were definitely favourable; I loved the understated yet fun design instantly and James’s first words when he glimpsed it upon returning home from work were “ooh, I like that”.
The packaging for the play gym doubles up as a reusable carry case, with a handle on the top & Velcro opening at the bottom to take the gym in and out.
Despite the gym really being for Lydia, Georgie was instantly attracted to the bright colours & gorgeous soft fabrics of the play gym. It comes with 5 hanging toys: a mirror, a crinkly zebra, a squeaking lion, a giraffe with a bell, and an elephant rattle. Georgie was quick to investigate each of these and seemed to approve! She even went on to give Lydia a demonstration of each animal toy in turn, presumably so she would know what noise they made.
The mat itself is very well padded, which is something I appreciate, given that we live in a house which has wooden or laminated floors throughout! Lydia has had some lovely long naps on it so she obviously approves of the level of comfort the mat provides.
The play gym & the toys attached are made from a variety of materials which means lots of different colours, textures & patterns for your baby to enjoy. The mat has different touchy feely things attached, making it perfect for tummy time & sensory development.
I love that the play gym is bright & cheerful without being too tacky looking; it is much more tasteful than some of the other popular colourful play gyms on the market.
Lydia has already started to get more alert, has started to move her head around and look at the different animals, and seems to be happy to lay on the mat for a while enjoying the gym. The black & white zebra seems particularly captivating, unsurprisingly (newborns are attracted to black & white patterns).
At £34.99 this play gym is cheaper than comparable gyms from other brands, and I actually prefer it to many of the others on the market. We have had a couple of the Fisher-Price gyms in the past & definitely prefer this one to both of them.
5 stars for a play gym that I love, Georgie definitely likes, and Lydia seems to enjoy too!
Here is the full hangout review video: