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How to choose the perfect activity gym

When it comes to buying children's activity gym, it can be difficult to know which ones are the best to buy. You have to take in a number of factors in order to make sure that the gym you get is the perfect one for your child. This article explains a few of the things that you should look out for.

Safety

One of the major factors that parents should take in to account when buying any child's toy is how safe it is. Ideally, you want to make sure that the gym is not to high so that if your child were to fall, it won't be too far and they won't hurt themselves. To coincide with this and to make sure that there is a slim chance that they fall in the first place, make sure that if the gym is off the ground and that the high areas are surrounded. Make sure the gym has no sharp corners altogether with no small parts which your child could chew or choke on. It is a good idea to look out for gyms that come with activity mats to make the gym even safer.

Make sure it interests your baby

Even though your baby will not be able to tell you what they like in words, you will have picked up fairly early on what sorts of things your child likes. Therefore, try to match your gym to your child's interests in order to keep them highly amused. For example, if your child likes to kick things, then a baby kick toy attached to the gym might be a good way to go or if they like a specific cartoon character or TV show. There can often be gyms that are affiliated to popular TV shows available.

Size

Most people keep their gyms indoors and so the size of a gym will be a major factor in whether or not the gym is not only the right one for your child but also the right one for your house or play area. If your play area is quite small, then it would be a good idea to get a fairly small play gym. Alternatively, if you have a large play area, then you will be able to get a larger one that maybe even multiple children can play on.

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