When babies are around four to six months old their sleep lessens and their vision gradually improves. They can sit up in your lap to explore the world and they are often quite inquisitive of both people and surroundings around them. At this stage many babies seem to want more motivation for movement. So engaging in some baby activities can be both fun and beneficial for your child. Baby play mats and play gyms offer babies an amusing time even before he or she is able to sit up or stand. Most of the parents fail to realize that their baby needs exercise. Even very small babies can benefit from some simple exercises.
Being physically active helps your little one build the muscles necessary for crawling and later, walking. As a result the baby develops fine and gross motor skills. For younger babies, play gyms encourage reaching, lifting the head and sitting up. Older babies can learn cause and effect, and even begin learning songs and words. Play mats and gyms make great baby gifts too for baby showers or for the holidays. These baby gyms and play mats have plenty of fun toys and activities for your baby to enjoy, in a range of prices and sizes for your convenience. Baby gyms provide exercises to the babies for which they are physically worn out and tend to fall asleep easily. This is perhaps a very easy solution for those parents who find it very difficult to put their babies to sleep. Tummy time is probably the best and most popular exercise for the babies and your baby gym can provide a safe and enjoyable tummy time to your little infant.
A common tummy time problem is that baby becomes frustrated with being simply placed on a blanket or on the floor. Being on the tummy prevents them to look around and the baby may feel abandoned and in secured in this unfamiliar position. A baby gym will offer colorful and squeaky toys, lights or mirrors or may be a lavish space ship along with stars and planets and a monkey in a spacesuit. Babies will try to reach out these toys and play while still they are on their belly and hence don’t make a fuss for being in an uncomfortable position.
Baby gyms are great devices to keep your little ones distracted for hours and at the same time it help babies learn new skills, such as sitting up and rolling over, to develop upper body strength and the hand-over-hand coordination needed for crawling. Each kick, each arm swing, each crawl, each exercise is a step forward in your baby’s journey to adulthood and it is very critical that the parents help him in the process or at least make it a smooth transition. These exercises are not only vital for ergonomic development of your baby but it also ensures the parent child bond becomes unique, fun and lasting.