Spending all your time in one place can be a good
thing, say, if you're a stationary bike or a statue, but when it
comes to babies, being in one position can be problematic.
Experiencing the world from floor level is critical for early
development, and can help avoid challenging conditions like
plagiocephaly (flattening of the head) and torticollis (tightened
However, as I'm sure most babies would tell you if they could
talk from the get-go, the floor, that Boppy and the same old
blanket get boring after five minutes.
Instead of being placed directly on the hard floor, Learning Curve came up with the Lamaze Spin & Explore Sea Gym as a way for
baby to "surf" while gently spinning and turning on an elevated
This in turn, gives little ones a chance to stretch and
strengthen their neck muscles while building their upper body
strength - all of which are important physical skills and muscle
groups for rolling over, sitting up and crawling.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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