10 Best Gear Picks For Baby Activities

by Jennifer Kelly Geddes

10 Best Gear Picks For Baby Activities
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Your baby’s ready to play! Stock up on these great products and you’ll be set for all the fun times ahead.


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Lights, music, action!


The Tiny Love Gymini is loaded to the max: textures, sounds and colors abound from dangling accessories on the arched bars. There’s also a detachable kick pad with mirror that you can tote along in the car or from room to room. Heaven!

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Super is really the word here: your baby can sit supported when she’s a wee one, play upright later on with the five cute toys on the tray, and then when she’s ready to join the table, it becomes the perfect booster seat for your budding epicure!

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Tummy-time wonder


A soft, colorful play mat is an invaluable spot to plop your tiny bug so she can groove on her tummy. Add in five hanging toys (including a mirrored cow and crinkly piggy), textured fabrics and cool graphics, and you’ve got yourself a winner.

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Cruiser’s dream


Your sweetie is now mobile, so set her up with this colorful walker/push toy. She’ll bounce to the music, fiddle with the toys and push the easy-grip handle when she’s ready to get where she wants to go.

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The WonderBug Activity Center


The WonderBug Activity Center opens up a world of discovery and development for baby in the form of a cute, lovable bug! The many features include: A variety of toys & activities to entertain baby Wilbur WonderWorm who includes lights, music & sounds A seat that bounces and spins 360° Height adjustable for growing babies Disassembles easily for travel & storage Machine washable seat pad

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A clean ride


Amuse your tot at the store (and keep germs at bay at the same time) with the Infantino cart cover (good for grimy restaurant highchairs, too); it wraps around the seat and sides and comes with a monkey pal, teether toy and a tiki hut peek-a-boo mirror.

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High-tech rocker


It’s a tough transition from the womb to the real world, but you can ease the way with the Sweetpeace center from Graco. Its cradling motions and low-frequency sounds (heartbeat, wind and rain) will bring back all the loving comfort your babe felt in utero.

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Travel star


It sets up in no time and packs away easily into its own carrying bag, making this Graco bassinet/changing table/playard an ideal choice for a weekend away. Plus, the music feature plays both classical tunes and nature sounds to soothe your little pumpkin to sleep.

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It’s a play mat, exersaucer and activity table in one, so you can use it from the earliest days up to 2 years of age. The seat has three adjustable positions and the tray is packed with toys and music—your little guy will be playing ‘til the sun goes down.

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Double duty


This playard from Chicco will grow with your baby: it’s both a bassinet for when she’s a newborn and portable crib as she gets older. The detachable toy bar works for both items, and includes music, vibration and a nightlight.

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Modern fun


This handsome baby seat is the ultimate little bouncer. He’ll love to rock himself in it and play with the add-on toy bar, filled with colorful spinning wooden doo-dads. Your babe controls the action in this seat, unlike in other bouncers, which do the work for him. What a thrill! It’ll look good in your living room, too.