With multiple textures, sounds, and nature inspired designs, the Skip Hop Treetop Activity Gym is not only one of the most activity packed gyms on the market, but one of the most beautifully designed. The colours and graphics are smooth and simple, and manage to carry off a certain elegance that you just don't get with many activity gyms.
With removable bars and a tummy time pillow included, is there any reason you shouldn't choose the Treetop Activity Gym?
- Ages 0 and up
- 17 developmental activities
- 5 hanging toys
- Multi-fabric mat
- 19 inch x 36 inch x 36 inch
- Tummy time pillow included
The mat itself is a cotton-poly blend that has several different textures and fabrics for babies to investigate. Some of these textures are particularly nicely done; the leaves are satisfyingly crinkly and squeezing the flower results in a pleasant squeak, both of which parents have reported to be very popular. Many activity gyms offer bright flashing lights and loud songs and music. While these do have their place, the Skip Hop Treetop Activity Gym feels like a calmer alternative.
There is a choice of 5 hanging toys, and these can be hung on any of the 13 loops on the bars. These toys are of a high quality, and consist of a chiming owl, a mirrored apple, a tweeting bird, a squirrel, and a crinkly winged rattle bird. The bars are detachable, and the extra loops also allow for additional toys to be hung if available. The mat itself is machine washable, but make sure to remove the mirror before doing so. Some parents have suggested removing the bars when using the mat for tummy time. A tummy time pillow is included, and while it is far from the main selling point of the Treetop Activity Gym, it is certainly a welcome addition.
With its beautiful design and numerous activities, the Skip Hop Treetop Activity Gym is a firm favourite for parents and babies alike. If there is one thing that could be improved upon, it is that the base mat could be thicker. It is slightly thin, and can feel somewhat hard when placed directly on a hardwood floor. Another inch of thickness would be perfect. However, this is a minor flaw, and one barely worth mentioning. If you are in the market for an activity gym, the Skip Hop Treetop should be top of the shortlist.