Help your child build up their leg strength with a door bouncer. Babies will naturally flex their legs and push against a hard surface when their supported upright and it’s important that they have the opportunity to do this, so that they can build up their legs and core to support their first baby steps. You can get freestanding bouncers like the Jumperoo as well, which gives them support and stability while encouraging them to push and jump. They also find them incredibly fun and can happily bounce for ages while you play with them. Even normal baby bouncers can help, as they will still kick their legs to make the chair bounce and this helps strengthen their stomach and hip muscles.
But before they can walk, they have to learn to crawl. And before they can crawl, they need to learn to roll and use their arms. Playmats offer a bright fun and comfy space for your child to begin to roll and control their body. Many play mats come with built in squeaky toys, rattles, mirrors and other toys to encourage your baby to move and develop their motor skills and the padded blanket minimises the chances of any bumps. They’re just one of many activity toys that are so important in helping them to explore their capabilities and the world around them.
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