Yes, you heard me, the playmat rules. When we first got it, Eva was 6 weeks old and she would SCREAM anytime we left her on it. Now, I can update blog posts, surf the net, or respond to heated message board threads all while my baby plays on her mat next to me.
The tactile stimulation!
The colors, lights, sounds!
Yes, it plays music and those little flowers light up in time to the rhythm.
It's all great for quiet, self-entertaining play - the kind I hear is excellent for little minds.
I think she's increased her stamina to 30 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes at any subsequent time. And ALWAYS 5 minutes of it is belly time. "Why only 5 minutes??" you question. Because we're still working on her not hating her tummy or spitting up...
And FYI, the playmat is the Tiny Love Super Deluxe Lights and Music Gymini Activity Gym