As a mom, I am amazed at how many options for baby play time there are just using items we all have in our homes. This beach towel sensory activity for infants is one that is great indoors or out! It helps baby spend more time on tummy time and encourages visual development. This is a one item, one step activity.
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Beach Towel Sensory Activity for Babies
Lay a colorful beach towel on the floor, and lay baby on it.
Tummy Time Tips for Babies
If your infant does not like tummy time, try holding her facing away from you and looking towards the towel. Even holding a baby upright causes her neck and back to strengthen, so don’t stress if your baby is not staying on his/her tummy for the recommended time. Each infant is different just as each child is different.
Infants are able to see colors well by about 5 months of age, so a brightly colored towel is great for engaging a baby and encouraging further visual development. Since babies less than 4 months of age still can not focus on objects farther than 8 to 10 inches away, being close to images on the beach towel is appropriate for even the youngest infants. This activity can benefit babies from birth to 6 or 7 months old.
Some more tips for babies who hate tummy time can be found here. Also, check out the activities on my Infant Activities page to keep your baby playing and learning at home with you.
Enjoy your time at home!
maryanne @ mama smiles says
This is a great idea! Simple baby play ideas are some of the best!
Thank you so much! I hope it works well for you. 🙂