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If I have learned anything after raising three babies is that they outgrow their gear faster than you can blink! If I could give a bit of advice to new moms when it comes to baby gear… go with products that your baby can grow with! I recently discovered the Yookidoo Gymotion Lay to Sit-Up Play Mat, which is perfect for babies 0-12 months. This genius baby product can easily transition from a play gym to a soft, secure and supportive seat for upright sitting and playing.
- Smart structure with 4 arches and auto-lock safety locks.
- Large animal friends themed circular play mat (machine washable)
- Multi-textured motion activared music and sounds plane.
- Large mirrir for hangigng on arch or standing on mat.
- Flower rattle with shaking beads and reflective background.
- Multi-textured dog rattle with sliding rings and teething handle.
- Colorful Yookidoo Fun Links.
- Safety Seat and Buckle Starpfor attaching in Stage 3.
- Tummy Time Pillow.
The Yookidoo Gymotion Lay to Sit-Up Play Mat features more than 20 developmental activities and plenty of toys to move around, a battery operated motion activated musical plane, large double sided tummy time pillow with loops for easy toy attachment, large baby safe mirror for hanging on arch or standing on mat, royal teething rattle, an easy to grasp dog rattle with colorful sliding beads.
Stage 1 is perfect for a newborn baby where they can lay and play. This stage promotes eye focus and depth perception, as well as promotes hand-eye coordination and sensory development. During your baby’s first weeks, you can lay them on their back beneath the arches. There are many places on the arches where you can attach the motion activated soft musical plane and other toys. You can even extend the length of the hanging toys by adding an extra Yookidoo fun link so that the toys will be within reach. Other toys can also be places directly on the mat around your baby in order to encourage exploration.
Stage 2 is ideal for tummy time and play! This particular stage promotes repeated head lifting, strengthens shoulders, chest and upper body and helps your baby to develops gross motor skills. I love the detachable pillow that you can use to help support your baby during tummy time. There is so much fun for your baby to have on this mat during tummy time, even the three flags are crinkly, which babies absolutely love the sound and feel of!
Stage 3 is for sit-up and play. This is where I am going to circle back around to the idea that purchasing baby gear that grows with your child is always the best option! You typically will have a playmat and a baby bouncer seat for your baby, but this amazing playmat actually turns into a seat when your baby is ready! Babies who are just beginning to sit can use this playmat to sit in an upright sitting position, which will help to promote interaction and social skills. The process to transform the mat into a seat is incredibly simple and they even include direction on the underside of the mat.
Want to bring this mat on the go? No prombelm! The Yookidoo Gymotion Lay to Sit-Up Play Mat easily folds for convenient storage or travel (as pictured below) so you can bring it with you whereever your adventures take you!
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