They range in price from $25-60. You can find them at Wal-Mart, Babies R Us, Target, consignment stores and online. They have a variety of themes, characters and colors depending on what you are looking for. Most gyms come with 2-4 hanging toys and have loop holes so that you can add more. In fact, I ended up with a TON of extra toys to hang from people using them as decorations on a wrapped present (brilliant idea). I often swap out the toys between the gym and hanging on the car seat to keep Leeland interested. We got our gym pictured below from Target.com, it is Infantino brand and cost around $50. A little steep for us but we liked the design and to be honest we were using money from our baby shower to purchase it.
|Leeland 2 months old playing|
Now that Leeland is almost 8 months old he is STILL playing with his gym. He can crawl now, so he definitely doesn't stay under it, but he will crawl through it like it's a tunnel and often stop to chew on (teething baby) the toys. Originally I thought that $50 was steep but considering he has played with this toy for 7 months and still continues to play with it, it was well worth the cost. It made a fabulous distraction when he was little so that I could eat, change over the laundry, or even just use the bathroom and now it has paid for itself simply because he still has interest in it.
A must have for any Mom!
|Leeland 7 1/2 months playing with his gym|