Imagine being confined to lying on your back with nothing but the ceiling and a ceiling fan to look at. It would get really monotonous. For infants who can’t yet turn over, this is what it looks like. But it can be changed. Baby mobiles are what we want for them since they are lovely to look at, gently moving, making mild soothing sounds, and shining when exposed to natural light. But where and how would you securely hang these mobiles? The baby gym fills that need. Yes, we are aware that you are picturing little children working out in a gym. Although the picture is entertaining, this isn’t at all like that.
Play gyms are created to enable a very young baby to play safely. They are kept at floor level and can be used to hang toys, such as mobiles, that babies can play with while supine (lying on their back).
Why does my baby need a play gym?
Visual mobiles are ideal for hanging from baby gyms. Your infant is encouraged to follow and observe them by visual mobiles and other components. The development of the visual sense is aided by providing precisely the proper amount of visual stimulus.
The movement of the mobiles also aids with your child’s focus and concentration development.
Tactile mobiles inspire your child to touch them, which helps them develop their tactile sense.
Babies learn about their own bodies and the different ways they can move when they reach out and attempt to bat the mobile several times before they are actually successful.
Batting a mobile requires a lot of cognitive processing, which helps to enhance brain development. Babies must cognitively calculate the distance between their hands and the mobile as well as the precise angle and power with which they must bat the mobile element in order for it to move.
The mobile’s engaging parts encourage your baby to make sounds, move their hands and legs, and engage with them.
Your baby’s first lesson in cause and effect is realizing that their hand or leg movement caused the moveable part to move.
Mobiles start your child’s independent play by encouraging them to spend time alone.
What different things can be used?
Visual mobile – start with black-and-white mobiles, then go on to primary-colored ones, and then introduce multicolored ones.
Tactile mobile – You can also hang a lightweight rattle or a basic wooden ring teether from the mobile, but make sure it is securely fastened because your baby will probably tug ferociously at it.
Elements from nature – A terrific idea to bring the outdoors inside is to hang natural objects from the play gym, such as feathers, leaves, and flowers.
Other elements – You can hang little soft or fluffy toys from the baby mobile. You can also hang little dream catchers or wind chimes from the baby mobile. You can hang plain and vibrant scarves from the baby mobile. You can hang objects that generate a soft sound from the baby mobile, such as tiny bells. Additionally, real photographs and authentic artwork can be hanging from the baby’s mobile.
Just be sure to see how the element would appear for your kid while lying down beneath the baby gym before introducing it to them. Before introducing it to your infant, try pulling and batting it to make sure it is the proper length and secure enough. Enjoy yourself and be inventive!