My husband and I decided to buy this play mat because we’re short on space in our small home, so this play mat was the best of both worlds. It’s small enough to not take up much room and at an affordable price. The other mats are just too large and bulky for a 900 sqft home. My daughter loves this mat and spends a few hours a day on it. She especially enjoys the rattle and mirror. We’ve had it for 2 months and haven’t had any issues. The fox is still playing music off of the same batteries, too. My daughter has been using this play mat since she was 2 months old. She is now 4 months and still reaches for it daily. I think because she is a girl, she really loves seeing her reflection in the mirror, loves swatting at the rattle and other toys, and really enjoys the musical fox.
So really, I can’t describe by words how cute the toys are. The owl is soft and the fox is a very rich red. The bird at the top has a clear mirror which hasn’t got fogged up. There are three rattling toys including 2 leaves that make a clicking sound when tapped together and a red ball that has some tiny balls rattling when shook. As being said, the fox needs 2AA batteries to play melodies. It will entertain your little baby with 2 modes. The first simple mode is the “short mode” which plays a few songs in bursts and in order to play the next song, you need to roll the ball in the middle of the fox. Besides, the second mode – “long mode” which has a double note musical sign on the back of the fox and plays the same songs with more accompanied musical instruments for about 10 minutes of non-stop play. In addition, you can not only easily turn on and off the fox, but also increase and decrease the volume. It would be useful when traveling to some quiet places.
I think the only problem is that the play mat doesn’t fold up easily for storage. But I think this kind of play mat is not as big as others. The play mat really helps my family so much. It keeps my daughter entertained for short periods of time while I am busy cooking, or washing dishes.
Who should use the Fisher-Price 3-in-1 Musical Activity Gym?
I highly recommend the item for all mom and dad. It is so easy to use and suitable with your babies. The instruction is also easy to understand. The toys are lovely and colorful. To this price, I think the playmat is reasonable. It works absolutely perfectly, couldn’t be happier with it! Great purchase for hours of fun.