Bright Starts Elephant Multi-Use Ball Play Activity Gym

Last updated: October 26, 2022

Bright Starts Elephant Multi-Use Ball Play Activity Gym

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Product Details

In our analysis of 87 expert reviews, the Bright Starts Elephant Multi-Use Ball Play Activity Gym placed 6th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Remember how much FUN you had playing in a ball pit as a kid? The tossing! The swimming! Now you can bring the joy of a ball pit right to your living room (without offending your inner germaphobe – you know you’ve thought about it). Unlike your standard playmat, this baby mat can be adjusted up or down to create walls. Keep baby right where you want him with these plush barriers, or – you guessed it – fill the play gym with bouncy, bobbling, bubbly balls! For younger babies, the jumbo mat lays flat for tummy time. Playtime is all around with engaging toys, crinkle fabrics, rattles, tunes and more. Who’s ready to have a ball? Wipe clean with damp cloth and mild soap. Do not immerse in water.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Parents of curious children who have a tendency to wander off will appreciate the Bright Starts 5-in-1. Its walls can stand erect to contain your adventurous angel, but you can also lie it flat for a larger play and tummy time area.
It is possible to adjust the baby mat in the upward or downward direction for the creation of the walls. It is possible to keep your little one in the right direction with the aid of the plush barriers.
The mat itself can be folded up to create walls that will keep your little mover contained and safe, while the imaginative lights and 20 minutes of provided melodies will stoke your child’s creativity.
Bright Starts gives 35 colorful balls that extend the life of the activity gym to toddler years. Besides that, it’s a twist-and-fold play mat that is easy to set up. Plus, the loops allow you to add and remove toys. Of course, you can carry it along as you travel.
The Brights Starts 5-in-1 Play Activity Gym with Your Way Ball is a versatile and fun-packed activity mat that has five different play iterations. Use it with the walls up or down, fill it with the 35 included balls to create a mini ball pit, use the prop pillow for tummy time or use it as a simple mat without the overhead activity bars. This mat is 48 inches across when unfolded, and it takes three AA batteries. This product contains engaging playtime toys such as a bead chaser, plush musical toucan, baby-safe mirror, crinkle fabrics and more.
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Well this unit will help your kid enjoy the fun of having an activity gym in their room. Unlike the traditional play mat, this model comes with advanced features and many toys to keep your kid entertained. Besides, this unit comes with beautiful melodies and a playtime of twenty minutes.
Welcome this gym inside your home and make your kids happy in no time. This imaginative play gym can be filled with balls and turned into a ball-pit gym where your infants can stay during their play-time. Hanged with lovely toys, these produce melodies and also generate lights. Plus, the jumbo mat can be laid flat for allowing your baby to enjoy some quality tummy-time.
The sturdy, cushioned walls of this playmat fold down for a large, flat surface area to use as a playmat during newborn stages. Then, once baby begins to scoot and wiggle, the walls can be folded up to prevent baby from scooting too far. Finally, when baby begins to sit unassisted, the walls transform this playmat into a ball pit, so the fun continues even into toddlerhood!
It comes with electronic toys that can display light and play sound for 20 straight minutes as well as twelve (12) interactive toys to engage your baby with the environment.
Unlike a standard activity gym, this baby mat can be adjusted up or down to create walls to contain your baby right where you want him to be, or – you guessed it – fill the play gym with bouncy, bobbling, bubbly balls! Now you can bring the joy of a ball pit right to your living room without exposing your little one to all the germs that are present in a public ball pit (oh, the horror stories you've heard!).
The quality is great and the mat has lasted well for us. The play mat itself is washable – I just put it in the washing machine on a gentle setting. It comes out a bit bumpy, but once it’s dry it flattens out nicely. The mat is very large when you lay it flat, with plenty of room for two wriggly twins.

What reviewers didn't like

May not hold up in the wash
Few users complained that the bottom mat came apart after few months
The play area is small so you may have to place the baby diagonally. The jumbo weighs 6.5 pounds which is too heavy for babies
This playmat is on the more expensive side, and it is not portable.
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Difficult to clean. More expensive vs standard playmats
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