Although Aaryn is only two weeks, I try to make the most of every moment by finding ways to bond with her. Whether it’s during feeding time, or when I am changing her diaper.
But realistically, she is only two weeks old, so there is only so much that I can do since she spends most of her time sleeping!
Since I also have my four-year-old at home throughout the day, one of the easiest ways for me to bond with both girls is through floor play. This allows me a chance to interact with both girls while also giving them both much-needed stimulation for their own individual development.
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With Aaryn, we absolutely love doing floor time on the Tiny Love® Gymini. This uniquely versatile baby activity mat has adjustable moving arches that adapt to baby’s age and stage, encouraging the development of fine and gross motor skills from day one. The Gymini can be used while the baby is lying down, during tummy time or sitting.
Since development and stimulation are one of the main focuses of our bonding time, I love that the Gymini was carefully designed to boost babies’ 7 developmental wonders, including motor skills, visual and auditory cognition, and the senses.
The different textures, sounds, and colors are great to stimulate a newborn’s senses, especially in the first few days. I remember when Aaryn first caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror at just a few days old, she seemed so intrigued (of course before she fell back asleep!). Right now, she is able to practice hand-eye coordination as she tries to grab at the different animals hanging from above. All of the toys allow her to enhance different skills, and as we move to tummy time will eventually help with her gross motor skills.
Overall, I can tell as she gets older and is able to engage more with her Gymini, that she is absolutely going to love it!
Thank you to Tiny Love for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.