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Bright Starts Zippy Zoo Activity Gym

Last updated: October 30, 2019

Bright Starts Zippy Zoo Activity Gym
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We looked at the top Baby Play Mats and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Play Mat you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 105 expert reviews, the Bright Starts Zippy Zoo Activity Gym placed 9th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Get ready to jump into a jungle of fun with baby! The Zippy Zoo Activity Gym creates an imaginative playground full of fun activities for your baby as she develops, transforming from a tummy time mat into a sit and play destination. Let loose your inner wild child as you and baby play together using the five included hanging toys. From making silly faces in the baby safe mirror to shaking the sun shaped rattle, this playmat turns any nursery into a zoo time adventure. Watch baby wiggle, giggle and dance along to the giraffe’s four different melodies. Monkey around with even more toys using the four additional link loops along the beams. Wild snuggles and cuddles are just around the corner.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Get ready to jump into a jungle of fun with baby! The Zippy Zoo Activity Gym creates an imaginative playground full of fun activities for your baby as she develops, transforming from a tummy time mat into a sit-and-play destination. Let loose your inner wild child as you and baby play together using the five included hanging toys. From making silly faces in the baby-safe mirror to shaking the sun-shaped rattle, this playmat turns any nursery into a zoo time adventure. Watch baby wiggle, giggle and dance along to the giraffe’s four different melodies. Monkey around with even more toys using the four additional link loops along the beams. Wild snuggles and cuddles are just around the corner.
The bright zippy activity gym will encourage your baby to develop your motor skills, cognitive skills while keeping him or her entertained. This model comes with a soft plush design that features a detachable plush toy with four fun melodies. Some of the other features that you will love in this model include spiral bead chaser, sun-shaped rattle, and a leaf-shaped teether.
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The mat becomes so much more than just for tummy time it becomes an area where your child can sit and play imaginative and endless activities! Your wild child will love playing with the hanging toys that it comes with as well as making faces in the baby mirror. Some of the toys even come equipped to be used as makeshift rattles. With four built in melodies a boring playtime just turned into a safari adventure. Lastly, it comes with a spiral bead chaser and a leaf-shaped tether for children beginning to get teeth.

What experts didn't like

Cheap alternative. Owl doesn’t play.

Our Expert Consultant

Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read.

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