You don’t have to be a mathematician to know that babies need their tummy time. With so much of their day spent on the backs–sleeping, batting at toys under a play gym, etc.–during the early months, infants don’t have as much opportunity to develop upper body strength as they should. Hearing the call of eager-to-explore babies everywhere comes the Right Angle Tummy Triangle from Infantino. Designed by pediatric occupational therapists, this play gym is specially angled to promote muscle development in necks and legs, giving little ones a chance to flex their growing limbs. Ever try to get a baby to stay on her belly? It’s not as simple as it sounds. We like that the Tummy Triangle encourages this type of play with music, a toy bar that includes a peek-a-boo mirror and an inviting, crinkly bee beckoning baby to reach out and grab it. It’s designed for newborns and up, so it’s never too soon to set it up in the nursery. When your little one tires of her bouncy seat, let her check out the world from a different perspective–and watch her hold her head up high. The Right Angle Tummy Triangle will be available in late October.
In a Nutshell: Who knew that one day, the Pythagorean Theorem might come in useful? Well, not exactly, but with the Right Angle Tummy Triangle, you’ve got the right solution for those fussy moments.