Lovevery Products Review
Last Updated: October 2021

Lovevery Play Kits Review: Modern Toys For Modern Children

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The Play Gym

Featured Product: The Play Gym

Price: $140

The Play Gym from Lovevery is designed for babies birth to 1 year of age. This floor play gym includes everything to help your baby learn through batting, teething, learning to focus, and tummy time. It is made of healthy, durable materials and is one of the best stage-based play gyms for developing brains.

Lovevery Play Gym Baby

Ratings Breakdown

quality

Lovevery products are all made of higher end natural wood, fabrics, and textiles for a non-toxic play experience.

value

While all of their play gyms and kits are meant for longer term use, and are made of high quality materials, they’re still a bit pricey.

customer experience

This brand creates many diverse, yet easy to set up and use open-ended play opportunities for hours of self guided fun.

brand

This brand brings high-quality, brain-developing, long-lasting toys directly to parents’ doors. Their mission is to help parents learn how to help their babies develop to their fullest potential through play.

Who is Lovevery?

Lovevery was founded in 2015 by Jessica Rolph and Rod Morris. The idea stemmed from Jessica’s issues finding good, high-quality toys for her developing child to play with that actually helped his brain develop properly.Lovevery-About-Us

She partnered up with her best friend’s husband, Rod to help her execute her idea. Since he had a background in building companies that have positive social and environmental impacts, it just seemed like a perfect fit.

Lovevery has compiled an advisory board composed of individuals with varying expertise in child development to help make their company a reality.

This group is comprised of:

  • Authors
  • Child Development Experts
  • College Professors
  • Montessori Teachers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychologists

Pros

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Made from healthy materials
  • Classic, clean designs
  • Brightly colored
  • Subscription options
  • Carbon neutral shipping
  • Free shipping on all orders over $75 (which is pretty much everything)

Cons

  • Pretty pricey for baby/toddler toys
  • Only made for children up to age 4

Lovevery Set Up & Performance

I have tried so many different brain development toys throughout the years and most of them are difficult to figure out. At least from a parental perspective! I had high hopes that this product line would be non-toxic (a big one for me) and easy to set up and use. And I was not disappointed.

The Play Gym Review

The first product I tested out (actually my infant did) was The Play Gym. I can tell you that I was a bit taken aback by the price tag when I saw it. But, I figured it was worth a shot to see just how good this one might be compared to others I’ve tried in the past.Play Gym For Infants

This product didn’t take me too long to set up, which was fairly easy and straightforward. Once I set it up, my 4 week old daughter began to cry upon initially being laid down on it. However, she calmed right down once she began to notice the bright colors all around her. The crinkly sounds the mat makes and the textures seemed to help too.

This mat has a mirror built in that kept her pretty occupied during the testing. And I love the fact that I could slide contrast cards in and out of the mat. Plus, I can print my own images to change things up as she ages, which I thought was a pretty cool idea.Play Gym Contrast Cards

My only complaint is that it doesn’t store that nicely, from my experience.

The instructions say that the parts should break down easily to be rolled into the mat for easy storage. But, I don’t want to have to break it down every time we’re not using it. So, it would be great if they could come up with some sort of foldable storage option to keep it out of the way but create less assembly each time we want to use it.

Overall, she played with the mat for about 10 consecutive minutes the first time we tried it. She has continued to like the mat each time we put her on it and finds new fun things to keep her occupied. infant play gym toys

The bigger bonus is that the mat comes with a cotton cover that can be used to make the play mat into a tent. So, I can potentially continue to use this for her after she reaches 1 year of age in a different form. While this mat is more expensive than I’m used to, I feel that it’s well worth the money, as long as it holds up.

The Play Kit Review

The other item we decided to try was geared more towards my 22 month old. However, I also have a 4 year old that I thought might get some enjoyment out of The Play Kit also. Each play kit they offer is geared towards a specific age range within 3 months. Since my daughter is 22 months, they recommended The Companion Play Kit. Lovevery Companion Set

When the kit showed up, everything was well marked, clear, and easy to understand. The kit came with 8 different activities and an associated play guide to help me figure it out. This was a breath of fresh air compared to most other toys I’ve tried that take an advanced degree to decipher.

My 4 year old really enjoyed unboxing everything and putting the toys together for his sisters. Since this was his favorite part of the whole process, the kit really only kept his attention for about 15 minutes or so. After he figured out how everything worked, he was bored and moved on to some of his other toys. Mosaic Button Board

I would love it if the company could start adding in some more advanced options for slightly older children, like my son.

My daughter, on the other hand, was quite intrigued by the whole kit. She liked helping with the unboxing process and watching her older brother put everything together. But, the real fun for her started once everything was assembled and ready to go. The bright colors kept her captivated and the simple tasks kept her engaged.Lovevery Companion Set Review

Ultimately, she played with the kit for about 45 minutes the first time. And, it was mostly through self-guided exploration, which was fantastic for me. I really liked that the toys were simple, easy, engaging, and didn’t require batteries. I can see my kids playing with this kit for quite some time, of their own accord.

Is Lovevery Good Quality?

Lovevery started out their mission in the attempt to create high-quality, long-lasting products for babies and young children. They also started out of the gate working diligently on getting their company to a net zero carbon emissions state. Lovevery Companion Set Worth it

In order to do that, Lovevery has been consistently tracking every aspect of their supply chain. They are doing this by working with their suppliers to:

  • Use renewable energy whenever and as often as possible
  • Reduce transportation emissions
  • Offset the carbon usage as a last resort

In this same vein, they have engaged in some partnerships to help assist the growing epidemic of climate change and increasing carbon footprints. These partnerships currently include:

While this company is based out of Boise, Idaho, their products are all manufactured out of a plant in Ningbo, China. The brand states they chose this facility because they are one of the largest producers of sustainably-harvested wood toys and organic cotton balls in the world.Toddler Toy Set

The brand claims that it regularly runs its products through third party lab testing for quality. However, I was unable to find any of these test reports on their website. It would help if the brand would post these for each product tested for the consumer to see. But, what the brand says they test all coatings and product materials for are:

  • Heavy Metals
  • Phthalates
  • Dangerous Chemicals

All of the wood used in their products is FSC certified and their cotton products use 100% organic cotton. Their inks are soy based and their paint and finishes are non-toxic and water-based. They also use bio-based plastics in some products. But no matter which plastic they are using, all of them are BPA and phthalate free.Big Puzzle For Young Children

Overall, the products used to create their finished line, their manufacturing facility, and their continued work to create a net zero product are all great contributions to their quality. 

While they are a Certified B Corporation, there is a little less transparency than I’d like to see regarding the certifications held by their suppliers and the manufacturing plant for quality and ethical treatment. This is one area I feel they could work on to instill even higher trust by parents in their product line.

Are Lovevery Play Kits Worth It?

When it comes down to how much a product costs versus how much its worth, Lovevery comes in pretty spot on. Of course their products have a slightly higher price tag than a lot of parents may be used to seeing. But, the quality of the products they produce seem to be well worth the price.

Plus, the materials they use and the development that goes into them are well above average. So, if you’re considering a new type of brain stimulating system for your baby or toddler, I would highly suggest giving them a try.

Lovevery Coupons & Discounts

If you sign up for the Lovevery email list, you are bound to get a discount code off your first order. Plus, if you prepay for one of their The Play Kits through their subscription service, you’ll get 10% off also.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a parent, choosing the right toys for your child can be daunting. So, we are doing our part to help answer the most common questions posed about the Lovevery product line to help you make the most educated decision for your little one.

How long does Lovevery take to ship?

If you qualify for their free ground shipping option, then you can expect your Lovevery kit to show up within 3-5 business days. If you are an international customer though, you’ll need to go to the Lovevery European page.

What is Lovevery’s returns policy?

Lovevery wants all of their customers to be 100% satisfied with their products. Due to that, they offer a 30 day return policy. This policy is active for 30 days after your product is delivered and must be returned in the original packaging. Return shipping is free within the United States and Canada.

How can I manage my Lovevery subscription?

You’ll need to login to your customer account in order to manage your Lovevery subscription. If you want to change or cancel your next subscription order, you’ll need to do so within 3 days prior to the next ship date. 

How does the Lovevery baby registry work?

The Lovevery baby registry works just like other baby registries, which should make the process fairly familiar. You’ll first need to set up your registry by entering your information and then just choose the products you’d like to register for. 

You can choose which products you’d like to have funded first, as well as an end date for the registry. Once the end date is reached, if all products haven’t been funded, then you’ll have the ability to purchase them with a completion discount. If you choose not to do that, then you’ll be issued a gift card after 2 weeks instead.

Can I order Lovevery replacement parts?

Yes, you can order replacement parts for anything lost from any of the Lovevery kits. In order to do so, you’ll need to email them directly. From there, they can help you order exactly which parts you need to complete your set again.

How do I clean my Lovevery products?

This will depend upon which pieces you are trying to clean from your Lovevery products. The following items can go in the washing machine, on gentle cycle, cold temperature:

  • The Activity Mat
  • Learn to Focus Zone
  • Montessori Ball

All wooden and plastic components should not be put in the washing machine. Instead, they should be wiped down with a damp cloth as needed.

Lovevery Summary

Ultimately, finding a company that has made it their mission to make better, healthier, longer-lasting baby toys is a great surprise. Play Gym for Infants

While most baby toy companies seem to be more focused on the bottom line, this company appears to really care about the products they produce. And this translates to creating higher-level products that will really help your baby’s brain develop to its highest potential.

While the price tag may seem a bit steep, it’s really difficult to put a price tag on what your baby’s cognition is worth. I was extremely satisfied with the products from this company, as well as their mission to positively affect the world with their products. So, if you haven’t given them a try yet, I highly suggest it.

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