Why should my baby be on the floor?
For your baby 0 – 6 months
Parents are currently bombarded by the most beautiful and clever baby gear companies, who claims that their produce is a “must have”. But is it? That is the issue I want to address today: does your baby really need all these impressive “must haves” – rockers, prams, different supporting chairs, etc.? How does these contribute to your baby’s development?
Recent research in the Netherlands has found that the variety of movement in the first four months of a baby’s life has a huge impact on the baby’s development. According to Dr Melodie de Jager from the BabyGym Institute it is a known fact that a baby needs to move to build his or her brain. Does “equipment” help baby to move?
Unfortunately, not. Baby needs to be on the floor to be able to exercise all the muscle groups that will allow him or her to reach all milestones in sequence. But this is where the problem comes in: what mother will put her baby on the floor? That sounds rather “platvloers”.