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Hospital Approved Baby Play Gym | Foldable, Easy to Store, Sensory Toys



Developed to meet the rigors of hospitals’ safety and infection control standards, the Nurture Smartᵀᴹ play gym is the most innovative, versatile and durable activity gym on the market.

Designed with expert input from healthcare professionals, Nurture Smart's play gym is the first and only play gym trusted by over 500 hospitals, including the top 10 pediatric hospitals, that can be used SAFELY in a crib and on the floor.

Hospital Approved

The Nurture Smart Baby Play Gym is the only gym designed to be placed safely within a crib or play
yard. It can also be moved to a floor for continued play and packs up easily to provide a portable play and activity center.

"Cause & Effect" Sensory Features

Colorful Butterfly

  • Rotating wings promote sensory stimulation
  • Contrasting colors encourage muscle development
  • Smiling face helps support coordination

Spinning Star

  • Grip it, spin it, and ring the bell
  • Provides tactile, visual and auditory stimulation
  • Encourages motor skills and muscle development

Fish Bubbles

  • Rattles, rings & raised bumps stimulate the senses
  • Contrasting big & little fish promote sustained interest
  • Rotating handle rings help motor skills

Photo Holder

  • Bumps on handle provide tactile stimulation
  • Helps promote muscle development
  • Comforting family photo helps reduce separation anxiety

About Our Play Gym

Ages 1 – 15 months

Designed for hospitals. Developed by doctors. Trusted by experts. Loved by parents.

Why did we create this Gym and what are the Benefits?

Our Child Life Specialist advisors first voiced the need for a more versatile in-crib gym-like toy that could be safely used in a crib or play yard to provide hours of fun for babies while stimulating brain, muscle, sensory and coordination development. 

Sensory Stimulation is important because a baby's brain is rapidly developing during their first months with literally millions of neural connections emerging every second. Visual, auditory and other sensory stimulation impact how these neural connections form and play a critical role in cognitive development. Stimulation literally helps to build the brain and its neural pathways. If these neural connections are not developed, they disappear and no longer become available to the developing brain.

The Nurture Smart™ Baby Play Gym incorporates a unique set of thoughtfully designed colorful cause and effect toys to promote visual and auditory stimulation. Toy heights can be adjusted using the links provided to match the baby's developing visual range. Several of the toys also make sounds when moved to provide both auditory and visual stimulation, motivating the baby to keep reaching and grasping for the toys.

Muscle and Coordination Development: The unique multi-colored cause-and-effect toys come in a variety of shapes designed to motivate 2–5 month old babies to reach for, grasp, and explore the toys. These activities promote development of minor and major motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination. Because the toys provide auditory or visual response when touched, they help the baby to learn and understand cause and effect relationships.

Safety:  The Nurture Smart™ Baby Play Gym was designed to meet the rigors of hospitals’ safety and infection control standards. Sized to fit snugly in a crib or play yard with 4 legs and custom feet for optimum stability, it is easy to assemble, fold or disassemble for compact storage. Just snap the legs in and arrange the toys interchangeably as you wish. Durable, yet light-weight construction using phthalate-free engineered polymer compounds.


The Nurture Smart™ Play Gym is lightweight and easy to fold for on-the-go fun or safe, compact storage.

Disassembled in Box: 21.5” L x 7.5” W x 6” H

Assembled but folded for storage: 32” L x 8.5” W x 21.5” H

Fully assembled in use: 25” L x 21.5” W x 21.5” H


No tools or fasteners required. Assembly by an adult is recommended. The legs snap into the frame sockets at the ends of the arches with a simple push until each leg clicks into place. Make sure that each of the four legs are fully inserted into the arches before use with a baby. Loop the attachment links to the frame and the toys to the links.

The Play Gym unfolds by pulling the arches into the open position.

Re-arrange and adjust the heights to accommodate your baby’s preferences. Toys and links can be removed for individual play and/or cleaning.


Ensure legs are securely fastened to frame. Inspect links and toys for cleanliness and breakage before each use. Wipe clean with disinfecting wipes or clean in the sink with dish soap and water as needed.

Thoughtfully Designed With Child Life Specialists

Designed for Hospitals, Loved by Parents

What Makes Our Products Exceptional

Hear a Child Life Specialist talk about what makes Nurture Smart products stand out.

Designed with Safety and Durability in Mind

Nurture Smart™ Play Gym

Enjoy custom designed cause-and-effect developmental toys crafted with input from psychologists and child life specialists to provide children with hours of fun, exploration, and sensory stimulation, promoting brain, muscle and coordination development!

Trusted by 500+ Hospitals

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do pediatric hospitals love our baby play gym?

Doctor designed for hospitals, and loved by parents, the Nurture Smartᵀᴹ baby play gym is baby safe and provides exceptional crib toys to promote development. With the simple press of a button, our baby play gym can be folded and /or remove the legs for limited storage space! Our baby play gym is lightweight yet sturdy and even the crib toys can be easily cleaned and disinfected.

Why choose the Nurture Smartᵀᴹ baby play gym?

The Nurture Smartᵀᴹ baby play gym was doctor-designed in collaboration with hospital Child Life Specialists. It includes carefully designed crib toys that allow this baby play gym to provide an exceptional developmental and sensory toy experience for babies.

Can the Nurture Smartᵀᴹ baby play gym and crib toys be safely used in a baby crib?

YES! This is the only baby play gym that is designed to be used safely in a baby crib, on the floor, in play yards and even with many bouncy chairs and baby seats.

Other play gyms incorporate cloth toys but cloth toys should never be placed in a crib because they can cause breathing problems and/or trap disease causing bacteria or virus. The Nurture Smartᵀᴹ baby play gym includes custom designed crib toys made from phthalate-free, exceptionally strong plastic compounds that are baby safe and provide numerous developmental benefits.

Why are our baby play gym crib toys special, and how do they provide the best baby developmental toy experience?

Our doctor-designed baby play gym toys have cause-and-effect features that motivate babies to keep playing and exploring, promoting a superior sensory toy developmental experience. Cause and effect crib toys help babies understand that their actions can result in an outcome. This is a critical learning and developmental step. It encourages exploration with the crib toys and stimulates brain activity and imagination. Our baby play gym cause-and-effect crib toys encourage exploration, advance brain activity, stimulate imagination and provide an important building block that facilitates more advanced learning and language development.

What is the appropriate age range for using the baby activity gym and the crib toys?

Our baby play gym is designed for babies up to 12 months old, but our crib toys can be removed from this baby activity gym and provide continued sensory stimulation for babies up to 18 months. The crib toys will motivate movement developing large muscle groups and promoting extended tummy time.

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