The gym grows with baby through 3 developmental stages:
- back laying -lay on the washable mat and look and play with 3 toys hanging from the overhead arches
- tummy time – play with the detachable toys on the mat
- crawl through – attach the mat to the arches to create a crawl through play tunnel
The Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Gym is a basic mat that has a few cons:
- Toys are not engaging
- Arches sometimes detach
- Mat is narrow (21 x 19 inches) so baby cannot roll over on it
I like this mat but I like other activity gyms (ex – Tiny Love Gymni Super Deluxe Lights and Music) better because they are more engaging. The Tiny Love Gymni mat has more engaging toys, big mirror, music, lights and even things to do on the mat. The only thing it does not offer is a crawl through tunnel. If you are looking for a lower cost activity gym then the Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Gym is fantastic option!
One thing to keep in mind – if you are buying a used one, this item was recalled in September 2010 because the valve of the inflatable ball can come off and pose a chocking hazard. This has been rectified since then so any Kick & Crawl Gyms purchased after 2010 do not have that concern.