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Infant Activity Playmat – Must Have

Many of the arguments for adding this item to your collection of “baby stuff” goes along with the Infant Bouncy Chair article, but the activity playmat does add some important elements.

Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe - Lights&Music

Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe - Lights&Music

Tummy Time

If you’re a soon-to-be Dad, then you are probably not familiar with the term or concept of “tummy time.”  Esesentially, it’s the best exercise for your little one to build neck strength – place your infant on their stomach, face down on the activity mat.

In the beginning, your child will probably just do a faceplant, struggle a little, then you’ll start to freak out about suffication, and you’ll just roll the kid over.

After some time you will notice your child starting to lift her head ever-so-slightly and before you know it she’ll be doing push-ups.

Increased Entertainment

The activity mat pictured above has hanging toys for when your child is on her back – the toys have rattles and can vibrate. The mat itself has a multi-textured surface which will help introduce her to different materials and sounds.  The mirror is also a fun little item for your child to start discovering herself.

Additional Notes:

  • Like the infant bouncy chair, this is a handy location to place your baby down for some time.  For my daughter, she was quite content with this spot and would lay on there for hours – other children may have a different response.
  • The lifespan on this product is about 8 months after birth – basically, until your child starts crawling.  Once crawling comes into the picture, this toy looses its novelty.

FunctionalFather.com recommends the playmat displayed above – shop for it on Amazon.com: Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe – Lights&Music

One Response to “Infant Activity Playmat – Must Have”

  1. Myself says:

    Both my kids loved tummy time, and so did I. You should never miss out on a chance to roll around on the floor with your kids.

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