If you’re going to order the best baby floor mat that money can buy, then you’re probably going to be interested in what baby floor mats can be used for. Aside from looking a million dollars – aka absolutely gorgeous – and making sure that your baby is comfortable and safe, they also have actual practical uses that aid your little ones developmental and physical growth too. Just some of their uses include:
Helping your babies motor development to progress with baby floor mats
One of the biggest benefits of using a baby floor mat is that they aid in the progression of your baby’s motor development. Putting your baby on one of the mats ensures that they have a comfortable, safe environment to learn to move around. They are encouraged to move themselves around on the infant play mat, and crawl to their heart’s content which in turn means that they are going to build up their muscles.
All of this develops your little one’s strengths. One of them being their grip strength and their reflexes, which allows your little bub to learn to control their arm movements. They are going to learn to deliberately reach and grab as opposed to the natural reflex of grabbing anything that their palm comes into contact with. As we said earlier, using one of our floor mats with your baby will also allow them to build up their muscles, and therefore their muscle tone.
Baby floor mats allow for safe and effective ‘tummy time’
Speaking of developing your little one’s strengths, another benefit of choosing the best baby floor mat in Australia is that it allows you as a parent to rest easy in the knowledge that whilst your little one may despise tummy time, they will be able to do it safely and significantly more comfortably than they would otherwise.
For those of us who aren’t familiar with ‘tummy time,’ it is exactly as it sounds. It is supervised time for your baby to be on their stomach, and it is proven to have a multitude of uses. Choosing to allow your baby to have some tummy time helps to build your babies neck muscles, in turn giving them significantly better control of their head as time goes on. Eventually, with enough tummy time on one of our comfortable, soft, plush (need we go on?) floor mats, your little one will be able to see infinitely more of the world. They’ll be able to look up and around, and this, in turn, will develop their ability to track objects (or mummy, daddy, and Jess the cat) with their eyes, and also means they’ll be able to develop their coordination.