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Minor change to a tummy time mat = great fun

Maggie on the tummy time mattMaggie has a tummy time mat that she’s been rather indifferent about. I think the issue has been that the mat is designed more with an infant capable of flipping and scooting to get to the toys, and she’s just not capable of that.

Basically this mat, which I’ll review at some point later when I remember what the name of it is exactly, transforms from an easy-carry thing into a dome with four stuffed animals hanging down at the corners and a mirror that hands wherever you want it it.

The main problem is that to see the mirror she has to be in one location, and evidently smacking the same animal all the time isn’t that much fun.

Today I decided rather than putting the top part in the dome position to leave it in a pyramid position (actually, a square pyramid, but I didn’t want people to have to look it up,) and this brought the corner toys in reach of each of her limbs.

Maggie went from slight interest to being quite happy that everything she had could smack into something.

That’s about it. Baby is happier when able to wreak maximum toy impact. I fear for my future 😉

Pretty sure this will work for any dome-type tummy time mat (or baby fight pit as I call it) so might try if your kiddo’s interested but not terribly so.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.