YES. Make your own baby gym. Easy to dismantle and pack away in a flat. Pick your own toys that are good for babies not just colour co-ordinated with the rest of the over-priced thing. Sorted. I think I could even stretch to making a carrier for it when we go away. And you can easily take the toys off and put them on a buggy or to play with loose.
You can make some armatures using pvc pipe. Dress them in second hand clothes and make zombies, witches, whatever. A cheap Styrofoam wig head and mask give you a lot of options.Tons of good ideas can be found on the monster list toohttp://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=36071