Monday, August 16, 2010

Tummy Time Tip

I read a great tip recently about tummy time.  It was in response to a MoM wondering how to keep her four-month-old twins entertained.  It caught my attention as this is a pretty tiring phase when it comes to keeping Sophie and Michael happy since they're very alert and craving interaction but pretty much immobile and unable to amuse themselves for more than a minute or two.

The tip was to set up a mirror against a wall or a piece of furniture for the babies to look into during tummy time.  I know Sophie in particular gets a kick out of mirrors, so I gave it a go.  I took down my full-length mirror from behind our bedroom door and laid it sideways against our couch. 

I set Sophie there first, and her smile was huge when she saw both of our faces smiling back at her.  The excitement inspired her to roll onto her back within seconds.  Michael was also pretty amused, especially when I moved my face back and forth over his shoulders behind him.

I didn't set up my camera for this until I saw what a hit it was that morning.  Next time I'm going to get it ready to go before I bring Sophie and Michael onto the floor in hopes of catching their initial smiles.  It may be my chance to get a picture of them both smiling at the same time!

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