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Baby Play Gyms Australia

The most flexible baby product is most definitely a baby play gym. Not only can they be used in a variety of ways, but they also have a range of developmental benefits, which is why I've chosen them as Mama OT's product of the month! This post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click through and make a purchase, Mama OT will earn a small commission to help keep this blog going at no additional cost to you.

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What is the aim of a baby play gym? You are free to inquire. It's a fluffy mat with two arches that support toys that hang from the ceiling. Others include a plain, safe space for baby to lay, look, and play, with lights, music, baby-safe mirrors, kick-activated pianos, tummy time pillows, and various textured materials.

We recommend baby play gyms Australia so highly as an occupational therapist that WE included them as the first product in my post 15 Toys for Baby's First Year. They can be used from when your baby is born until they can crawl (and some babies enjoy them even beyond that stage).

So, what exactly are baby play gyms, and why are they so popular?

Visual vision advantages:

Learn how to use a baby play gym to promote your child's growth through a range of developmental realms! Babies are born with near-sightedness that causes things far away to appear fuzzy. When things are between 8-12 inches from their ears, they can interpret them the best, and baby gyms are designed to fit a newborn's developing visual perceptual skills. Faces are favored and best seen by new born babies (so spend lots of face-to-face time with your baby!), accompanied by items of sharply contrasting colors such as black and white. Many baby gyms take this into account by having colorfully contrasting mats and hanging toys. About the age of four months, babies begin to gain depth perception (which coincides with the creation of those deliberate cause/effect actions), helping them to enjoy their baby gym more because they can see what they're looking for while reaching for toys!

Advantages in grasping and touching abilities:

When babies are born, reflexes dominate their grasping and reaching abilities, which means they instinctively respond in a certain way when activated and have little control over it. Find out how to use a baby play gym to promote your baby's growth through a wide spectrum of developmental realms!

When a baby's head turns to the side, the same arm stretches in the direction their eyes are pointing, while the Find out how you can use a baby play gym to help stimulate your baby's growth through a wide range of developmental domains! The opposite arm bends behind the back of the head. This is the very first step in learning hand-eye coordination! When they lie on their backs and begin looking at and swatting at the toys, baby play gyms allow babies to use their ATNR practically.

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