Lie next to your baby, cuddle him, talk to him. Enjoy the opportunity to get to know each other.
Encourage your baby to lie on her tummy by placing her facing one of the playmat's figures. Point to it and say, "here’s a frog!" Rattle with the leaf to draw baby’s attention, or put the mirror in front of her and encourage her to look at it.
Enjoy some quality time with your baby playing on this fun baby mat indoors and outside.
The large, colorful surface offers baby a wide space for motor and sensory experimenting, whether lying on her tummy, on her back or practicing rolling over. Stimulating the different senses helps develop babies' balance, coordination, posture, etc. It also helps increase babies’ control over their body.
If your baby seems restless or uncomfortable, lie beside her and help her get used to this open new playing environment. Focus her attention on one of the features: the frog, the hippopotamus’ head, etc. If baby still seems overwhelmed, try adjusting the level of stimulation by concealing some of the features with a soft bib.
If your baby seems bored or uninterested, place her in front of the more eye-catching features, such as the sun and the fish, and play with them. Encourage her to explore the various textures on the blanket and place some extra toys within reach.