In sticking with the woodland creatures theme that we have going for our second son, I purchased the Skip Hop Treetop Friends Activity Gym when it was on sale from an online retailer. I love this mat and so does my son.
Not only is it super simple to set up, just a couple of snaps along the underside of the mat (which baby can’t feel), but it comes with a great storage bag as well. Once it is set up, the mat itself is cute enough to warrant the price, and as a bonus there are leaves on the mat itself of different textures and noises for baby to play with. The mat comes with a matching arched pillow which is perfect for baby’s head when he is lying on his back, or his chest when he is on his stomach.
Each of the five included toys is different, three different birds, an apple and a squirrel, and each does something different. Some of these toys rattle and some make squishing noises, but each one of them is removable and super soft. My son’s favorite part of the entire mat is the mini mirror at the base of the tree on the mat, he could spend several minutes just staring at himself during tummy time! This is certainly worth the money and fits perfectly into the rest of the Skip Hop Treetop Friends theme.