Even though I knew the importance of Tummy Time for my kids when they were babies, it was not fun. Babies are not generally comfortable on their bellies, it is a big work out for them. Tummy Time is crucial though. It is recommended that babies get 30 minutes a day of tummy time, either all at once or broken down into segments.
Why is Tummy Time Important for Babies?
Tummy Time helps babies to strengthen their neck muscles, shoulders, arms, and torso muscles. Once their muscles start to strengthen, you’ll see baby hold his head up first, then start to learn to push up, roll over, sit up, crawl, and eventually pull to a stand with the muscles he built. Yes, Tummy Time is important for baby. Baby spends the majority of his time lying on his back either in bed to sleep, in a swing, carseat, etc. He needs time on his tummy to develop his muscles. Plus, a baby that spends too much time on his back ends up with the flattening effect or “egghead” flat-shaped head.
How to Make Tummy Time Fun with Tummy Triangle
So, Tummy Time is important, how do we make it fun for baby? Infantino has a revolutionary product that will not only get your baby on their tummy but have fun doing it. It is called the Right Angle Tummy Triangle. This colorful, fun device was developed with Pediatric Occupational Therapist with the challenge of making tummy time fun and beneficial for baby. What makes Tummy Triangle unique is the angle it is set at, allowing gravity to help baby.
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Without Tummy Triangle, babies have a hard time keeping his head up, resulting in his head facing down where he cannot see anything. Babies quickly feel abandoned. With Tummy Triangle, baby is resting at an angle that allows him to see his surrounding, and most importantly you.
Tummy Triangle is an engaging product that is adjustable. The activity arch adjusts to 3 different positions to accommodate growing babies. Your baby will reach for the crinkly bee with ring, don’t all babies love that feel and crinkly sound? The mirror will be a favorite for baby too, as it encourages him to lift his head. Tummy Triangle even comes with a musical timer that you can set for 1, 5, or 10 minutes. It is a great way to be sure to get in that daily 30 minutes of tummy time.
Benefits of the Infantino Tummy Triangle (taken from Infantino website)
- Unique angle uses gravity to help baby enjoy tummy time
- Helps baby reach future developmental milestones
- Musical timer with three settings
- Adjustable toy bar with three different positions
- High contrast colors for visual stimulation
- Machine washable fabric cover
- Age grade 0m+
Of course, the machine washable fabric cover is a genius idea as I’m sure it will get spit up or worse on it! It easily comes off the base with velcro.
Buy Infantino Tummy Triangle
Currently, products are available to purchase at Babies”R”Us both online and in stores and for preorder at Amazon.com.
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