Tummy time is an important stage in development. If your baby is anything like mine were (and are!), it's one of their LEAST favorite activities! Lamaze recently introduced their Tummy Time Air play mat, just for tummy time! I was excited for Little Miss Princess to try it, she hasn't been feeling very well and we weren't doing a lot of tummy play.
I can honestly say she doesn't mind tummy time so much any more! She can actually see herself in the mirror, something she loves. The tummy section is flexible, but it's got some form to it (nothing like a pillow-type tummy section that just flattens down and baby is face first in the floor). She can actually use it to learn to hold herself up and she gets a good angle going to play and not be preoccupied with the fact that she needs to help hold herself up.
The Tummy Time Air comes with two toys, a crinkly corn (that she loves) and a tractor teether. There are additional loops so you can add baby's other favorite toys as well.
I like the farm theme, I think it's actually very gender neutral. If you want a more girly theme, simply turn baby around! The other end of the mat is a little more girly with a purple fence and adorable pink piggy!
As you may be able to see, my only minor complaint is that she can get the mat all wadded up with her kicking. Not particularly a BAD thing, it's just a little annoying to keep straightening out the blanket. It almost needs a more quilted top sewing the bottom part of the blanket to the top or something to make it feel a little less "loose".
This tummy mat is VERY soft. We have another mat that is made of a stiffer fabric and doesn't seem as comfortable. I usually put a blanket between baby and the mat to make it a little more cozy. This one, I don't need to do that!
The Tummy Time Air printed mat is machine washable. I haven't actually had to wash it yet, but it seems to me that it would wash up well and have no problem fitting into the machine like our other, stiffer mat does!
I love the portability. It folds up however you want it to, the only piece you really need to worry about is the ramp part! You can easily put the whole thing into a tote bag and be out the door, transporting it to Grandma's house or anywhere else with ease.
You can purchase the Lamaze Tummy Time Air playmat directly from the Learning Curve website or in your local store. The retail price of the mat is $33.99, very comparable if not cheaper than other mats available!
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