Make Tummy Time Fun!

It is important for babies to have “Tummy Time”. Having this tummy time will allow them the experience of being on their tummy helping the babies learn to push up, roll over, sit up, crawl, and pull to a stand. Creating a fun space on the floor is essential for tummy time. Your baby is used to sleeping on his or her back, so try creating fun entertainment so your child can be entertained while having tummy time. You will also want to keep your baby company while they are doing their tummy time. Keeping your baby distracted while they are face down is key until they get used to this tummy time.

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Big Top Baby Three Piece Baby Gift Set

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While your baby is adjusting to tummy time you will want to provide some entertainment. Maybe have the other brothers and sisters nearby to talk to the baby. You may also want some nice soft plush toys nearby to look at. You will want to place the baby on a fun colorful mat, see picture above. Another way to help with tummy time would be to use a rolled towel or even a Boppy Pillow to prop your baby up, putting them under the chest with arms out in front of them.

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Big Top Tummy Time Circus Playmat

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Another one of my children’s favorites, is an exercise ball. I had bought an exercise ball at Walmart to use during my pregnancy, since sitting on a normal chair really irritated my sciatic nerve in my side. I used a big blanket and set it on top of the ball, while holding the babies legs and back my husband and I would roll the kids back and fourth. Of course we used this method when the kids were almost five and six months old and not newborns.  How do you like to have tummy time with your baby?

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Art Supplies

Babies and young todlers like to doodle with crayons and colored pencils! They are interested in how everything works, like how this little object that they are holding can make such pretty colors on paper! The curiosity helps with their brain development! So do not hesitate on what kind of thing your child shoul be playing with! Just get them an art supply package, take out all of the markers, and DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT let them eat the glue!

Fisher-Price Baby’s First Blocks

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Baby’s First Blocks are an awesome toy for your baby to learn hand eye coordination. Your baby will learn the shapes and will figure out how to put the different shapes in their correct holes. It will be fun for your baby to play with their blocks! I would strongly suggest that if you are getting a toy for a child on his or her 1st birthday party that this be the one you purchase!

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Fun with Friends Musical Table

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Fun with Friends Musical Table -  Fisher-Price - Toys"R"Us

This Laugh and Learn Fun With Friends Musical Table is perfect for a baby this is learning to stand on his or her own and while holding on to things! He or she will have so much fun playing and learning all sorts of things like shapes and numbers. This is a great toy that your baby will stay occupied for a long time with while you sit down and relax.