Most baby gyms come with a playmat and this gives a baby their own special place to lie.
From the moment a baby is born he is moving and learning to take control of his muscles and finding out about the world around him. To help him on his way it is important to lay your baby on his tummy for a few minutes every day to encourage him to hold his head up. This can be introduced after his bath when you are drying and massaging you baby’s body or even when you are dressing or changing his nappy.
At first a baby will only lay on his gym for short periods to stretch and observe the world around him i.e. the coloured toys, usually attached to a gym. It is important when introducing a baby to a new experience to introduce them in a gentle, short span and caring way so they will feel safe and secure.
Most baby gyms are suitable for babies from birth, although at first your little one will only be able to lie for short periods. As he learns to focus and his sight develops he will take more interest in the objects hanging or attached to the gym and lie contentedly for longer periods.
As your baby gets older he will explore his gym and you can detached and place the toys where he can observe them during tummy time. Eventually he will reach out and try to touch the toys with his tiny hands as his muscles and co-ordination develop.
Babies become familiar with toys and objects that they frequently see and look forward to the variety and interest they provide during the course of a day. You can vary the toys, black and white soft toys are enjoyed in the first weeks placed strategically where your baby can focus on them for short periods (see toys your baby will love).
Baby gyms tend to have different coloured toys, objects, sounds and textures to attract and stimulate your baby.
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