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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 2:54pm

Baby gym for twins?

I'd like to get a baby gym that's big enough for twins. I've had a search around the internet and only found one by Tafs Toys that is a big one. Has anyone put 2 babies under a normal sized one and found it big enough? Or can anyone recommend one that's a bit bigger than normal?


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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 3:07pm

We had a lady bug one from Mama's and Papa's which was big enough for two until they started moving and kicking the cr*p out of each other :snigger:


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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 5:05pm

Haha Indiechick - your post made me chuckle. I can just imagine the twinnies getting bored of the gym and finding other targets to go for!! So looking forward to these little scenes....

Back to the topic, are baby gyms worth getting? I've heard comments from some people that they are a waste of time because the babies get bored too easily, so they end up abandoned in favour of a swing or bouncer instead?
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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 6:07pm

Don't have twins but do have a baby gym. Martha is almost 6 weeks and has loved hers from about 2 weeks. The flashing musical star attachment is like baby tv! Don't know how much longer she will like it but even if it is only another month it will have been worth it. Could not live without gym or bouncy chair!


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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 6:19pm

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I'd be interested in getting a play gym for my twins. DD had one and it was really good! She used it loads when she was weeks/months old and then there were other activities on it that she could do when she started rolling and crawling. I'll deffo use it again for the twins, but when they get a bit more mobile I guess they may be competing for the same activity, or maybe like Indie's twins they'll be more interested in punching each other :snigger:

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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 6:42pm

We had a Tinylove one which was quite large and regularly had 3/4 babies on it in the first few months. I'd definately use it again and it would comfortably fit twins on.

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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 6:44pm

:snigger: ladies you've got so much in store for you, it's like Wrestle Mania round here most days!


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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 8:22pm

We used to have the same as Bubbles (TinyLove)... Our 2 loved it and comfortably fitted on it for months...A friend of mine had the Taf one but didnt seem

to have alot of stuff on it, although great for size...



Now we have padded floor tiles for all the falls that occur... Oh yes - my 2 kick the living crap out of each other too... BUT it doesnt seem to hurt or phase them...
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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 8:28pm

The one we had for DD was a Tiny Love one, so perhaps I won't buy a new one after all, it'll be survival of the fittest to get the best toys :snigger:

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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 9:36pm

Hi Claire



Congratulations on the twins! I don't get on here often now! I thoroughly recommend the Fisher Price Rainforest delux gym. My two loved this one. They loved it until the minute they crawled off it. They started looking at stuff, then hitting stuff, then kicking stuff, then moving on their stomach and doing it all again - except they throw up on a machine washable mat! Then they sit and look at it all from a different angle. Worth it's weight in gold - and defintely the money. I was sad when they stopped using it.

Am selling it on ebay as we speak. There are loads on ebay. I can confirm it is robust and easy to clean. Twins have used mine and it is in mint condition.

Also definitely recommend the jumperoo. Keeps one busy safely whilst you are sorting out the other! I kept mine in the kitchen. Good for putting one in whilst feeding the other etc - particulary in the early weaning days! Selling that too and there's loads of them on ebay too! You can get them for half the price and it's all easily cleanable and robust.

I also found bouncer chairs are essential and are machine washable which makes them like brand new. We were lent one and were bought the kick and play fisher price one. The kick and Play bit was irrelvent. By the time they probably noticed it they had out grown it. All you need is vibrate. Long live vibrate!

Sorry. You didn't ask for half of that information. I am waiting to make a bid on a bath seat! Reclining bath seats are a must by the way! Also had a couple of glasses of wine so shall stop rambling! Twins are the best thing ever by the way!

Enjoy every moment and take care!
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Thursday, February 25th 2010, 10:01pm

wow, loads of helpful info and tips, thanks everyone :D . It sounds like it's definitely something worth getting. I've already managed to get 2 bouncy chairs from ebay (amongst a load of other bits and pieces). I've had a little look around the internet, and it seems it's possible to get most of the mentioned ones in Germany too. PS Sueshe, have a glass for me :smile: .


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Monday, March 1st 2010, 8:39pm

Good question Claire, I am looking into getting one for my babies as they might be up for a play mat soon. I have seen ones specifically for twins on the twinsuk website so you might like to have a look there. But there again, many non twin ones seem to be ok too as the other ladies have said x

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Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 12:17pm

I just had a look at the one on the twins uk site, and it's definitely bigger than the normal ones. I've managed to get a bargain on ebay though, I've got a Tiny Love one for 22€ including the postage, still in it's original packaging so I can check out the washing instructions, and only used at Grandma's so in nearly new condition. I've bought from that seller before so can be pretty sure that it'll be exactly as described. I've had so much fun getting bargains on ebay, it's most satisfying : D .


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Saturday, March 6th 2010, 4:31pm

Based on the recommendations on this thread, I started having a look around and I really liked the look of the Fisher Price Rainforest deluxe. I've found the cheapest is actually at Tesco at the moment (even cheaper than ebay!!) for £36.65, nearly half the RRP! I had some clubcard vouchers kicking around, so I've put them towards it and have placed my order for it today as it was back in stock.
Worth a look if you're after a bargain (we always are!!). :snigger:

http://direct.tesco.com/product/default.aspx?r=203-5928
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Saturday, March 6th 2010, 9:05pm

Just to add my two penth worth I've joined a website called TwinsUK not sure if it's org or co.uk (obviously not endorsed by FZ) and they have sent me a book that specialises it twin items. OK some are really really expensive however they do do a specific twin baby gym that appears to be an extra large mat with 2 arches that are removable. If I remember rightly it cost about £59.

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