These days, technology and toys go hand-in-hand. The i-Mat by Creative Baby is an interactive, foam play mat that your baby can crawl, lay, walk on and learn from. Creative Baby believes “that stimulating children’s minds through fun and engaging activities is the first step in unlocking their creative potential. We develop our products to excite and entertain, to challenge and delight.”
A Parents highlight toy of 2013 is the Infantino Grow-With-Me Activity Gym & Ball Pit. For newborns and non-sitting babies, this is an activity gym and mat but once your baby is sitting, it can become a safe play space and eventually you can introduce the ball pit as your baby gets older.
The Infantino Pop & Swap Activity Gym is really cool. Incomparable to any other activity gym out there, the Pop & Swap is a fun, interactive, unique gym and mat.
An activity gym mat that stands out from the rest is the Lamaze Space Symphony Motion Gym because it has motorized arches that sway back and forth.
The Galt Playnest Farm and Gym is an inflatable vinyl tube encased in a multi-sensory cover.
A super cute and modern activity mat that I had to write about is the Skip Hop Treetop Friends Activity Gym. This is a nature inspired activity mat that has 17 developmental activities to keep your baby stimulated for a long time. With neutral colors that are still stimulating for baby, parents will also love this mat.
The Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Kick & Crawl Gym is a top rated baby play gym/play mat. Its low price and versatile use make it a popular mat for parents. Use it for back laying, tummy time, or as a crawl through tunnel.
The Infantino Twist and Fold Activity Gym is an activity mat with hanging toys, bolster pillow and large mirror. The key to this mat is that it folds compact for easy travel or storage.
The recently released Zoo Playspot by Skip Hop is a bright, colorful, soft, cushiony mat for baby to play on. The 12 tiles features the face of Skip Hop’s monkey, owl, dog and bee. The EVA foam mat is BPA, Phthalate and PVC free so it is safe for babies from birth on up. Customize […]
Tummy time for an infant is vital to development and growth. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends 40-60 minutes of tummy time per day so babies can avoid flat head syndrome and torticollis and as a result develop core muscle strength, gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Many if not most babies dislike […]
Practicing tummy time with your baby from day 1 is important because it teaches them how to push up, roll over, sit up, crawl and eventually stand. When sleeping you always want to put your baby on their back but during awake time, tummy time is vital for their development and growth. In addition, due to “back […]