Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies Lights

Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies & Lights

Buying a multi-faceted baby toy such as the Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies Lights can be a highly mind boggling task. That is particularly true especially if you do not know the pros and cons of the various toys available in the market. There are many times when I have smiled at well meaning presents and simply discarded them once the guests left, since they were almost death traps for my baby.

Synthetic materials, small parts that are huge choking hazards and sharp edges that can hurt a child seriously, are so common especially in toys that are imported from third world countries.

Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies Lights

"My son has been using this playmat since he was 2 months old. He is now 7 months and still reaches for it daily. He has learned to flip it over so he can reach the higher toys. I have yet to replace the batteries and everything still works great. The music plays for quite a while so you don't have to keep running over to restart it. My son also loves the crinkle leaf and zebra tail on the mat itself. Since he has been rolling over, he can now chew on them and it is one more thing to keep him occupied! I highly recommend this line of products!"

It is therefore most definitely worth picking out toys from established toy manufacturers who not only know their job well but also keep the regulations in mind.

The Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies Lights Deluxe Gym is one such toy that I find is the perfect play gym for infants and even toddlers. 

Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies Lights Deluxe Gym

Safety issues

  • When it comes to comfort and safety, the play mat scores a perfect ten. As a mother, I would constantly fret about my daughter hurting her head on the floor when playing on mats. However, the thick quilted support that the mat provides works rather well in ensuring that the child does not hurt herself and also that

  • The cold from the non carpeted floors does not creep up.

  • The rods that go across the gym are padded very well and

  • none of the toys have any sharp edges or small parts that can turn out to be hazardous

Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies Lights Deluxe Gym

Sensory stimulation

  • The gym caters to almost all sensory needs of a child. Fisher Price has used a variety of materials in order to stimulate the sense of touch. The mat has silky borders, while the elephant, toucan and parrot add variety in terms of texture too.

  • The reflective mirror is amazing in helping the child see her reflection and learn about it.

  • The colours of the gym cover almost all the primary ones and clearly seem to cater to the visual needs of the baby.

  • The sense of sound is catered to by the 20 minutes of tunes that the gym provides.

Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies Lights Deluxe Gym

Learning aids

  • Of course, I felt the mat was the perfect learning tool for my 3 month old daughter when I bought it. However today, even five months after the purchase, I find that over and above being a great mental stimulator, the gym seems to be my daughter’s pet place.

  • She loves the music,

  • enjoys the dangling toys and most of all

  • seems absolutely smitten by the yellow and orange polka dotted giraffe. The appeal that the mat has for my daughter is what makes it a perfect toy for her.

Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies Lights Deluxe Gym

Practical considerations

  • The rainforest theme seems to work for several parents and kids alike, and I found that many others also are highly pleased with the mat.

  • The 20 x 32.5 x 32.5 inches mat is easy to carry around since it weighs no more than 4.7 pounds and

  • I have often carried it for picnics and also to my parent’s house.

  • There are complaints though that the mat does not fold up very well, but personally I have had no issues on this front.

  • Cleaning it up has not been a problem either, since almost all the parts are machine washable.

 

Fisher Price Rainforest Melodies Lights Deluxe Gym Summarized

On my check list of safety, stimulation and cost, the mat scored pretty high. But what makes me recommend it to several others is the gurgle my daughter comes out with when playing on this rainforest gym manufactured by Fisher Price.

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