The Minene 3
in 1 Activity Mat can be used right from birth (as a play nest) up to 4+ years
(as a play mat, followed by a mini sofa) converting easily between the three
using just zips and velcro.
The mat is
much thicker than most play mats I’ve seen, which is ideal for using on hard
floors like ours. It is quite a large
mat and has a soft toy attached. The
cover is removable and washable, so also dries much quicker than others where
you have to put the entire play mat in the wash. This would be even better if you were able to
buy spare covers separately, so the product could still be used if one cover
was in the wash.
loves the mini sofa - we have put it in the corner of the room and he has now
claimed this as his reading corner, often sitting there flicking through a
book. I was a bit concerned at how
sturdy the sofa would be, as it is very lightweight and I found it easy to
push over, so I stood it against a wall to stop it from toppling over in case
The Pickle decided to throw himself at it!
He has been trying to climb up onto the sofas for a while now, but they
are a bit too high for him at the moment, so it’s nice that he now has his own
little sofa and he certainly looks very comfy there! It's very low to the floor so I don't need to worry about him falling off of it.
would also be ideal for twins, or if you have two children close together in age, as
the activity mat and sofa are large enough for two.
used the product as a play nest, but I have put it together out of interest and
it is fairly easy to fasten together and does look very secure. It would be a suitable place for newborns to
play and to sleep during the day.
Overall, I think the product is very useful, well made and
practical. At £76 it is a little pricey
but I do think it’s worth it if you intend to use it right from birth through
to 4 years. It is available in four
different colours from www.minene.co.uk.