Friday, January 28, 2011

Ode to a Playmat

"La la la - I'm not songwriter - la la la - My playmat rules!"

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 toys!

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...


  1. Hi! I am visiting from BBC! I love your blog :)

    My little one just started loving her activity mat as well. Best investment ever. I wish mine lighted up though. We are also working on increasing tummy time. It is a work in progress..LOL!

  2. She still prefers the mat on her back, but we try for 5 minutes of tummy time before I allow back time - at least when I remember!