The Little Tikes 5-in-1 Gym is a play structure designed to adapt to growing infants and it offers five stages for play. The first stage offers three toys to touch and a motion-activated pad for kicking. The second stage transforms with a seat for baby while he or she plays with a toy. Stage three gives babies the chance to stand and hold a toy while playing. Stage four allows the gym to be converted to a table with a seat so that toddlers may eat or color. Stage five converts the structure into an easel for art projects.
Insert three AA batteries into the bottom of the gym.
Push the button to the left to turn it “Off” and to the middle for a “Demo” mode, which will play music and flash the lights. Move the button to the right for “Play” mode.
Turn the knobs on each side of the seat to shift it vertically. Push in the blue tabs on top of the gym and rotate it so that it is facing at a down angle so that baby can see the lights and motion.
Fore stage two, turn the knobs on each side of the seat to flip it into a seated position. Tighten the knobs. Push in the blue tabs to set the gym into a horizontal position.
Move the seat back into a vertical position using the knobs on either side for stage three. Push in the blue tabs and turn the gym vertically to allow the child to stand and hold the gym.
Shift the seat horizontally and use the blue tabs to flip the gym over so that the table is featured on top for stage four.
Flip the table to a vertical position and leave the seat in a horizontal position to create the easel for stage five.
Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.