Tummy Time and Exploring on a Soft Mat

After William’s christening (which I will be blogging about in the near future), our group of friends and family had lunch, and then finally returned to our apartment. Katie suggested putting William on the puzzle mat to help him get some tummy time and practice with movements that would in time lead to him crawling. At first I put him down on his back to just get used to the new textures.


With him on his stomach he had the chance to try to push up with his arms and legs, a definite step on the journey to crawl.

Katie suggested putting a stuffed toy in his path to give him a goal, in something to crawl towards. Though he made a tiny bit of progress, he was not that interested in getting to the toy.

So after a while I put him back on his back again, which he greatly preferred.

He was much more interested instead in putting his fingers in his mouth and sucking on them.

I tried to engage him a bit by putting my hand down for him to grasp.

On his back, he tried a lot more to lift his arms and feet.

He wants to be on the move, yet he isn’t quite ready to do it from his stomach yet.

Katie suggested repositioning him so that he could see his reflection in our television cabinets. Though I tried a few times, he didn’t seem to want to look at himself much.

This was a great idea for an activity. I know he greatly enjoyed having more of a space to get down and around on. We will have to keep the tummy time up both here and at his daycare.

~ Danielle

Author: Over40FirstTimeMom.com

45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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