Sunday, September 25, 2016

Infantino Lil Unicorn Explore and Store Gym

I honestly never realized how near and dear to my heart certain baby items would become. Not even in a sentimental way (that's another post entirely) but in an essential way. I could not accomplish half of what I do without a number of things.... but today we are talking about the Infantino Lil' Unicorn Explore and Store Gym.

Oh. My. Gosh. Guys, seriously. I honestly do not know if I would have purchased this for myself. While I was pregnant I didn't put much thought into play gyms, call me naive... I just didn't think they would really be that important or be put to use. So wrong. I have seen the error of my ways and thank sweet baby Jesus that my twin thought ahead. She purchased this jem for me as a shower gift and I couldn't be more grateful!

Elizabeth has been using this since she was one month old. She may have just been staring up at the toys hanging above her, but she still liked it. Now at almost five months old she is OBSESSED. It keeps her entertained long enough for me to do a load of laundry, wash dishes, edit a post or vlog.  It's a life saver.

This play gym is the only one we own right now, and it could quite possibly stay that way. It has three toys for her to play with, which I prefer over the mats that have a ton going on. Knowing my daughters personality, I fear she would become over stimulated and not enjoy something like that.  It's light, simple to quickly set up and takes up little space! Plus, it's so stinking cute. Who doesn't like unicorns?! (If you have a little mister, it also comes in another pattern. Perf, I know.)

No product is flawless. There are a few things I would change. I would make the actual mat thicker. I have carpet, so it's not a big deal. If you have hardwood floors you would definitely want to throw a blanket or two down underneath it, especially once your babe starts to roll.

The dome that suspends the toys is super light, which is great for travel. However once your child learns to grab, it's all over. Elizabeth pulls it down or kicks it over multiple times per play sesh. Again, not really a big deal as it's super quick and easy to fix.

Lastly I would change the support for the play gym. It has two green legs that support it and keep it upright. I wish they were slightly heavier to withstand my four month old and her desire to destroy things... but like I said earlier she grabs those babies and it's over. Obviously to keep this travel friendly it needs to be light, just a small thing that irks me.

Overall it's a great product and Elizabeth approved! We've been using it for months and I don't see us stopping anytime soon. It's widely available online, but I've included a link below to Walmart's website as it's the most affordable I've seen! If you decide to try this baby out, or have a must have product you would like to share, leave a comment!

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  1. Love it! You're so right—when you find that magical baby product, you're pretty much obsessed! They make your life SO much easier.


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