A large padded baby play mat will give your baby a soft and clean play surface that will keep them entertained. Initially your baby may only find the mat interesting for a few minutes at a time before wanting to be held again.
A newborn baby may only be comfortable lying on her back or stomach. It is always important to stress that babies should never be left unattended in case they run into any difficulties. Mats with the additional of an arch (gym) will allow her to focus and make sense of colourful toys and sounds.
Yookidoo Baby Gym and Play Mat is another great play environment for your baby, this is suitable to use from baby birth to 12 months.
Yookidoo 3 Stage Baby Activity Gym and Play Mat Benefits:
Step 1: Lay and Play
During baby’s first weeks, put her beneath the length of the arches. In this position, the overhead buggy will move from side to side across her field of vision, stimulating baby to turn her head, focus and follow the moving toy. You can extend the length of the hanging toys by adding an extra ring which will bring the toy closer to your baby’s hands, encouraging her to reach out to it promoting eye-hand coordination.
Developmental Benefits: Improves both focus and depth perception, encourages side-to-side eye-tracking skills and promotes eye-hand coordination.
Step 2: Tummy and Play
Put your baby on her tummy. The motion track can be attached to the play mat directly in front of your baby’s field of view encouraging head turning and developing peripheral vision. From eye level view, the buggy will captivate her attention, stimulating baby to action promoting eye-hand coordination. The Gymotion Robo Playland comes with a puppy dog double sided pillow to help support your baby while developing her neck & shoulder muscles, promotes repeated head lifting and helps develop gross motor skills.
Developmental Benefits: Promotes repeated head lifting, strengthens shoulders, chest and upper body. Promotes eye-hand coordination and develops gross motor skills.
Step 3: Sit and Play
When your baby begins to sit up, remove the arches, attach the Gymotion track & buggy to the mat and sit your baby on the mat in front of the track & buggy. Baby can now play with the characters moving back & forth on the track. Operating the Buggy by tapping it will teach her of cause and effect. Use the characters and graphics on the mat to create your own story to encourage imagination and creativity.
Developmental Benefits: Teaches cause and effect, develops fine motor skills and encourages curiosity.
Yookidoo Gymotion Robo Playland Features:
The Yookidoo Gymotion Robo Playland includes a large mirror for hanging on arch or standing on mat, a flower face rattle with beads and robo plush figures.
Magic Motion Track:
Easily attaches to padded arches or to mat for tummy time. Plush robo figures ride back and forth on the motorized track.
Easily Fold and Carry:
Take the Yookidoo Gymotion Robo Playland wherever you go! Folds into self-contained carry case for storage or for travel.
Tummy Time Pillow:
A puppy dog double sided pillow supports your baby while developing neck and shoulder muscles, promotes repeated head lifting and helps develop gross motor skills.
Yookidoo Gymotion Robo Playland offer comfort and also focus on entertainment and education through shapes, music and noises. One feature that is increasing in popularity with parents is the detachable plush toys. Babies love this feature too, because they can take their favourite plush toy from their baby play mat or gym with them wherever they go. Almost all of the best baby play mats and gyms now have detachable plush toys.
If you are looking for a super-soft, rich colors, and high quality play mat for your baby, Yookidoo Gymotion Robo Playland is definitely one of the best.