The baby activity mat is the best place for your baby to develop motility skills appropriate for his or her age.
- The toys in the center of the activity arch of the baby activity mat by Karloova promote the development of your baby’s symmetrical body position, stimulate bringing hands to the center-line, and through that support the development of fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. You can add and take away toys from the loops in activity mat by Karloova. In order to encourage your baby to look and bring their hands to the center-line even more, it’s better to remove interesting objects from the sides in the beginning, and to put just one toy on the baby’s center-line.
- As your child grows and develops, you can also add toys to other loops, so that the child would be interested in examining his or her surroundings, and then to to be interested in turning on their side and then on their stomachs.
- You can also change the toy suspended in the center-line with ease, if the child has lost interest in the object in front of him or her. Karloova’s activity blanket is suitable for your baby since birth.
- There are extra edges on the activity blanket with toys on it. They make tummy time interesting for babies. This will strengthen the baby’s core, neck extensor muscles, and the shoulder area. If your baby enjoys being on his or her belly, then in all probability, your baby woun't have problems with learning the next important motor skills in child’s life – crawling and moving both on their hands and feet. The extra toys on the edges of the baby activity mat give your child visual, tactile (touching), and auditory stimulation, thus stimulating visual, tactile, and auditory senses.
Our expert physiotherapist offers suggestions what to do during the baby’s first months when the blanket is the main tool to guide the first conscious movements.
As they are born, babies’ heads are turned to either their right or left side, which means that the baby’s body position is asymmetric. Roughly around the second and third month the baby’s body position turns symmetrical, which means that your baby can keep their head on the centerline for a longer time – to look at you and talk with you and to smile to you. Your child is also able to consciously bring his or her hands to the center-line to touch the toy suspended in front of him or her. In order for those primary essential skills to develop, the baby has to have a stimulus as a toy or an interesting object.