13 Best Baby Gyms & Playmats

List Updated January 2021

Bestselling Baby Gyms & Playmats in 2021


Baby Einstein Caterpillar & Friends Play Gym with Lights and Melodies, Ages Newborn +

Baby Einstein Caterpillar & Friends Play Gym with Lights and
Melodies, Ages Newborn +
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Playtime pals cheer on your baby's multi-sensory exploration
  • 8 classical melodies with 20 minutes of playtime
  • Toys entertain while lying, sitting up or tummy time
  • Mat is machine washable
  • Detachable star features mesmerizing light effects

Skip Hop Baby Treetop Friends Activity Gym/Playmat, Multi

Skip Hop Baby Treetop Friends Activity Gym/Playmat, Multi
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Multiple fabrics plus activities on the mat: crinkle leaves, squeaker flower and tree trunk baby safe mirror
  • For Ages 0 and above
  • 17 developmental activities
  • 5 playful multi sensory hanging toys
  • Oversized round mat surface
  • Playtime gym with 17 developmental activities
  • Nature-inspired graphics and textures
  • Arches with five playful multi-sensory hanging toys
  • 13 loops to hang toys low or high or on the mat
  • Oversized round mat surface has multiple fabrics and activities: crinkle leaves, squeaker flower and baby-safe mirror in the tree trunk (mirror is removable for machine-washing)
  • Two-minute assembly
  • Supportive tummy time pillow

Fisher-Price Music & Lights Deluxe Gym, Rainforest

Fisher-Price Music & Lights Deluxe Gym, Rainforest
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Deluxe newborn gym with 10+ toys and activities and a removable, take-along toucan with music and dancing lights
  • Three ways to play: Lay & play, tummy time and take-along
  • Responds to baby's movement with music and lights in short-play mode
  • Up to 20 minutes of music in long-play mode , Repositionable toys - Soft monkey, mirror, soft jingle lion, rollerball snail, clacker zebra and more
  • Removable, take-along toucan - press its wing or give it a gentle shake to activate tunes & lights

Infantino 3-in-1 Grow with me Activity Gym and Ball Pit

Infantino 3-in-1 Grow with me Activity Gym and Ball Pit
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • 0 Months
  • An activity gym and ball pit in one
  • 40 colorful balls store inside turtle's head
  • 4 linkable sea pals. The play area of the ball pit is 24 inches in diameter and the mesh wall is 9.5 inches high
  • BPA-free teether
  • 0 Months+
  • 4 linkable sea pals

Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym, Blue/Green

Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym, Blue/Green
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Music rewards baby as she kicks the piano keys
  • Four ways to play! Lay & play, tummy time, sit & play, and take-along
  • 5 busy activity toys & a large mirror
  • Toys include a hippo teether, elephant clackers, rollerball frog & more!
  • Short or long-play music-up to 15 minutes

Skip Hop Baby Treetop Friends Activity Gym/Playmat, Grey Pastel

Skip Hop Baby Treetop Friends Activity Gym/Playmat, Grey Pastel
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Activity center is packed with 17 developmental activities and 13 loops to hang baby toys low, high or on the mat
  • Playmat surface features multiple fabrics plus activities on the mat: crinkle leaves, squeaker flower and baby-safe mirror in the tree trunk (mirror is removable for machine-washing)
  • Supportive tummy-time pillow with a plush surface on one side and a fun print on the other turns the activity gym into a lush tummy time mat.
  • Baby gym takes two-minutes to assemble/disassemble so you can easily reclaim adult space
  • Safety-tested to meet or exceed ASTM, CPSIA, EN71 and applicable safety standards

Infantino Twist and Fold Activity Gym, Vintage Boy

Infantino Twist and Fold Activity Gym, Vintage Boy
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

Skip Hop Baby Infant and Toddler Camping Cubs Activity Gym and Playmat, Multi

Skip Hop Baby Infant and Toddler Camping Cubs Activity Gym and Playmat, Multi
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Activity center is packed with over 17 developmental activities, playmat features fun textures and peek-a-boo felt flap, and includes plush, sleeping bear tummy time pillow
  • Four ways to play: Overhead play, tummy time mat, seated play, playmat
  • 17+ developmental activities include: light-up firefly, turtle mirror, bear rattle and musical raccoon with wooden teether that plays Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Baby gym is easy to care for: machine wash, spot or wipe clean
  • BPA-free, PVC-free, Phthalate-free

Baby Einstein Play Gym, Nautical Friends

Baby Einstein Play Gym, Nautical Friends
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Makes discovery a whale of a time, every time
  • Includes whale-shaped prop pillow for tummy time
  • Developmental toys captivate and entertain baby
  • Baby-motion activated melodies play for 20 minutes
  • Fabrics are machine washable; parts wipe clean. Do not immerse in water

Baby Creeping & Pretend Play Mat, Large Protective Learning Foam Floor Gym, Waterproof Ground Activity Playmat for Infant, Toddlers, Kids. Car Track Road Design With City Town Map - iPlay, iLearn

Baby Creeping & Pretend Play Mat, Large Protective Learning Foam Floor Gym, Waterproof Ground Activity Playmat for Infant, Toddlers, Kids. Car Track Road Design With City Town Map - iPlay, iLearn
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

Tiny Love Meadow Days Super Play Mat

Tiny Love Meadow Days Super Play Mat
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Providing a developmental playground of fun activities and discovery indoors or out, this extra-large Tiny Love play mat is built on plush padding to provide comfort for baby and parent alike.
  • Fun and engaging textures encourage tactile and motor development, plus a padded mirror for promoting facial recognition and continuous engagement.
  • A cute carrot teether provides healthy, natural development and is soothing for your baby.
  • Fold the play mat up quickly and easily for compact storage or travel.
  • This JPMA-certified play mat meets ASTM and federal safety standards.
  • Tiny Love strives to identify the latest discoveries in child development and translate them into engaging, interactive toys that nurture skills and delight the senses.
  • Tiny Love is a multiple award-winning global toy and baby products company that puts special emphasis your baby's development. Tiny Love's goal is to create products that support a baby's development from birth and offer smart solutions to parents' genuine needs.

Tiny Love Meadow Days Dynamic Gymini Activity Play Mat

Tiny Love Meadow Days Dynamic Gymini Activity Play Mat
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Tiny Love's adjustable design provides six engaging activities and developmental toys to entertain and promote your baby's development.
  • Stimulate your baby's senses and encourage play with durable, detachable toys designed to be held by small hands, featuring fun and engaging textures.
  • An electronic songbird toy features lights and music, and lets parents record messages for baby to promote language skills. Ideal for tummy time, this play mat includes a crinkly-eared bunny pillow and a carrot teether that's easy to grasp.
  • Use the machine-washable soft play mat as a changing pad if need.
  • This JPMA-certified play mat meets ASTM and federal safety standards. Requires three AA batteries (not included).
  • Tiny Love strives to identify the latest discoveries in child development and translate them into engaging, interactive toys that nurture skills and delight the senses.
  • Tiny Love is a multiple award-winning global toy and baby products company that puts special emphasis on your baby's development. Tiny Love's goal is to create products that support a baby's development from birth and offer smart solutions to parents' needs.

Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Baby Play Mat and Infant Activity Gym, Multi-Color Celestial Theme

Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Baby Play Mat and Infant Activity Gym, Multi-Color Celestial Theme
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021

Schwarzenegger Says No to Restaurant Nutrition Labels

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have required chain restaurants in the state to post nutritional information on menus or menu boards; he signed into law several other bills, including a ban on phthalates in baby toys.

Senate Bill 120 would have required restaurants with at least 14 locations in the state to display nutritional information on menus and menu boards.

"While I support providing people information to help them make healthy choices, this bill is impractical," Schwarzenegger stated in his decision not to sign the bill. "As written, S.B. 120 would place burdens and costs upon some restaurant owners while imposing no burdens or costs on others."

He added, however, that he remains committed to his Vision for a Healthy California, and called upon the restaurant community to "reiterate this commitment and continue to work with me, the proponents of this bill, and all Californians in developing effective ways to promote healthy dining options."

However, Margo G. Wootan, nutrition policy director with CSPI, criticized the veto.

"By giving into lobbying by McDonald's, Burger King and other big restaurant chains, Governor Schwarzenegger has turned his back on the vast majority of Californians who want to know what they're eating at chain restaurants," Wootan said in a statement issued after the veto. "The menu labeling bill could have helped Californians avoid obesity, heart disease, and many other deadly diet-related diseases, all of which account for more and more of the state's health dollars."

Wootan added, "Without calories on menu boards, you might as well throw darts. People may order the tuna sandwich (720 calories) thinking it's a better choice than the roast beef sandwich (560 calories) at a typical deli, or parents may not realize that the chicken tenders have 200 more calories than the ribs on the kids' menu at Chili's."

Senate Bill 120 was among several that Schwarzenegger vetoed over the weekend. Among the other bills that failed to win the governor's OK was first-ever legislation that would have required labeling for food produced from cloned livestock.

However, Schwarzenegger put his signature to a number of other pieces of legislation, including a ban on trans-fats in public schools, as well as a ban on phthalates in baby and toddler toys. Phthalates are plastic softeners blamed for interrupting with normal hormonal development. He also signed into law a ban on lead-based bullets in areas roamed by the endangered California condor, an OK for the import and sale of products made with kangaroo leather, and requirements for a new imprinting system for semiautomatic pistols sold in the state (the imprint would leave a unique, identifiable mark on bullets fired by the gun).

The governor had until midnight on Sunday to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to outstanding bills from the state legislature.

Center for Science in the Public Interest: "Menu Labeling Veto a 'Giant, Greasy Stain' on Schwarzenegger Health Record." URL:()

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