We have had our BrainRich Kids Indoor Play Gym for over two years now and every now and then I get an email from someone asking how it’s going a few years later. You can read the original blog post here.
—- We originally bought the play gym to adapt to needing inside play spaces for the children during the winter, during my foot surgery, and in case of poor air quality days.
At first, I was smitten – but now, I want my house back to myself because I’m burnt out on having it take up the prime real estate in my living room. If I had a play room that I could move it to, I definitely would. I no longer have the swings up because my children just fight over it more than I care to manage during the day – because parenting in a pandemic is mostly about dealing with my own personal burn out, and the less “mom, its my turn” the better.
I keep trying to ask my husband if we can find it a new home, but he gets all sad about it and isn’t ready to part with it. I don’t really understand why. The kids rarely use it and without friends to visit, it’s just a big orange structure in my living room.
But how did the BrainRich PlayGym hold up 2 years later?
No complaints, we even took it down and moved it to a new house. The climbing ropes need to get tightened, and I have soaked and washed the other swinging things, but everything is still good and nothing is broken, and my wall is fine.
Patching the holes at the old house when we took it down was easy enough, and reinstalling in the new house was an adventure (only because the studs in the walls are weirdly spaced) but it went up and has stayed up for over a year.
The mat is still in great condition, and I’m content with the overall wear and tear that has happened.
Am I tired of sharing my space with kid things, yes. But that’s a reflection of my small home and not a reflection of the product itself. I have gotten my money out of it, and I would buy it again.
Check out the original review, or buy it today. PS. The owners of BrainRich Kids are absolutely fantastic. I know they’ve been struggling with shipments and deliveries with the pandemic – but they really do try their best and they are great people who are encouraging and supporting other families to find indoor play that works for their kids.