Infantino Wonder Whale Kicks and Giggles Gym Review
This is one of the most interesting mats out there for little ones. It has a very unique design that started to attract consumers, but with more use they determined their own conclusions (we’ll get to that later). The Infantino Wonder Whale Kicks and Giggles Gym has a floor mat with a large plastic piece that goes up and curves like a whale’s tail. The whale’s tail holds dangling toys, some hard some soft. The mat that the baby lays on is also a tummy time mat with a pillow for support included. The material that is used on the mat is pretty squishy to make an almost water bed type effect which can be pretty entertaining for baby. Let’s see what else this infant gym has to offer?
Is there a recommended age limit to this toy?
With this toy being a mat, there isn’t an age limit to this toy. Infantino says that it’s safe for newborn though. Babies will be ok on this toy as long as they won’t be able to kick it so hard that the toys above the baby’s head can move and accidentally hit the baby in the head or face. So, it’s recommended to take the baby out before they’re strong enough to do this to themselves.
How large is the mat itself?
A lot of companies produce mats that are pretty large and come with a lot of attachments for baby’s entertainment. The mat itself is pretty standard in size, but with the attached whale’s tail makes it a little larger. The dimensions specifically are 24 X 4.1 X 20.1 inches. Some parents have asked if this toy is foldable, which it is in its own way. The type of material they used in this toy can make it kind of tricky for it to fold down really well, but it does fold.
- It’s a very soft mat which makes playing for baby very comfortable because some mats aren’t very cushioned and some parents worry about baby getting flat head if they lay on their back too long.
- There are four dangling toys included that make the toy very entertaining for baby.
- The whale’s tail that is attached to the mat has been known to have too much movement when the baby kicks really hard and the toys that dangle on the tail can actually get in the baby’s face. This has concerned some parents because they, obviously, don’t want their baby getting hurt.