Babies should lie on their stomachs for as many of their waking hours as possible
The National Board of Health recommends that your baby spends as many of his waking hours as possible on his tummy to strengthen his back and neck muscles. The prone position is the best starting point for your child’s motor development. Because it prepares your child to crawl, sit and walk in an appropriate way. Already from birth, your baby must lie on his stomach to train his neck/back, and during the first 3 months, baby will be able to lift his head more and more and for longer periods of time. Around 3-6 months of age, baby starts to be able to hold his head up by himself. When the baby lies on the stomach and practices lifting the head, you also avoid a flat back of the head and a crooked skull. Another good thing about lying on the stomach is that baby trains the sense of touch on the hands. It stimulates baby to feel the surface and experience different materials and temperatures. Until baby starts to be able to lift his head on his own, you need to help the training along a little. Fold a towel and place it under the baby’s chest to help lift it up a bit. You can also fold baby’s arms under the chest to lift and provide stability. It is important to motivate and entertain during training. The baby must not scream, it must be fun and cosy. If the child does not like it, you can start with 2-5 minutes at a time. And for the smallest babies, 10-20 seconds at a time is enough. It is always important to listen to their signals and needs.
Children’s mirrors that strengthen the baby’s back and neck muscles.
Make it a habit for baby to lie on the stomach for a few minutes every time you change a diaper. It is an easy way to remember to do the neck/back training several times a day. At the same time, the little baby bump is allowed to air dry a little in the meantime.
As it is difficult to get the baby to lie on the stomach for long periods of time, one of our beautiful handmade mirrors can help to make it a little easier. Babies love to see their own reflection in the mirror, so by hanging a mirror by the changing table, it can help the training to go much easier. A baby mirror is therefore not just a decoration at the changing table or in the children’s room, it is also a help for daily training. It is also popular to set up a baby mirror by the baseboards in the play corner in the living room. This helps to make it easier for the baby to spend more time on the stomach, as the baby can see its own reflection in the mirror. If the child is a little older, they will love to crawl to the mirror to look at themselves. When the child gets even older, it can be placed at a height where they can stand and look at themselves. And the adorable little princess will also be able to stand and do her hair in front of the mirror. The possibilities are many and you can move the mirror around as many times as you want.
Mirrors that cannot shatter and without sharp edges
An adventurous children’s mirror from Maseliving is made of acrylic, which means that the mirror has no sharp edges and cannot shatter. These mirrors are especially suitable for the children’s room. The beautiful details behind the mirrors are wood in white, walnut or oak.
Our baby mirrors are available in many different designs, from our popular original cloud mirror, dino, swan, rabbit, tractor, princess, air balloon mirror etc. The beautiful shapes of the mirrors help to stimulate the child and give the room a lot of personality, instead of a boring round or square mirror.
The mirrors comes with a instruction manual, screws, wall plugs and cover buttons. So that there are no ugly visible screws. All mirrors is handmade, each one is therefore completely unique. And minor irregularities may therefore occur.
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