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Baby, Get Down!

One Step Ahead Stepping Stone Play MatWhen space and money are in short supply, I love finding products that have multiple uses.

The 3-in-1 Stepping Stone Play Mat from One Step Ahead changes with your baby as he grows and develops.

First, the play mat begins as a great tummy time spot. There are plenty of textures, colors, mirrors, soft toys, and more attached to the mat–including the all-important baby-safe mirror. Because all the action takes place on the mat, it is a great reminder to play on the floor with your child on his stomach so he can develop his neck muscles. Also, unlike most play mats, the 3-in-1 Stepping Stone Play Mat is padded, so your baby will be comfortable even on tile or hardwood floors.

Once your child starts crawling, you can encourage movement by laying the mat out in a pathway. Each triangle with motivate baby to crawl from activity to activity. I also like to use a play silk to entice my baby to follow along.

Even when baby no longer needs a mat on the floor, the play mat converts into pyramids, with plenty of “object permanence” peekaboo games to play.

All the toys are tethered, so you won’t lose them, and the mat is machine-washable. Taking the mat to grandma’s? Just fold up the triangles and you are ready to go.

With a new little rugrat and a preschooler, it is nice to have a clean soft place for baby to play–and when they take their naps, mama just may crash on it, too.

WANT IT: Get the 3-in-1 Stepping Stone Play Mat ($50) and use One Step Ahead Coupon Code for 15% off $85+: BLOGSAVE (now through 12/7/08)

WIN IT: We have a 3-in-1 Stepping Stone Play Mat to give away to one lucky reader. Just leave us a comment by 11:59 PM EST, November 28, letting us know how you like to make tummy time fun or tell us your favorite product available at One Step Ahead. US and Canadian Shipping Only.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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139 Responses to "Baby, Get Down!"

  1. Terri says:

    would love to win

  2. Tammy says:

    For tummy time, I bring out by baby’s favorite toys. I also get on the floor with her.

  3. William says:

    We use her favorite toys to make tummy time more fun.

  4. Beverly says:

    I really like the Animal Crackers Giant Stacking Toy. I think he would just love it.
    Thank you for offering this great giveaway.

  5. R Hicks says:

    I like their Insulated Feeding Pots.

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  6. Sherri B. says:

    I can’t choose just one thing from such a fabulous site, but I really like the 4-in-1 Ride On Car! Looks very entertaining!!!

  7. Jennifer hedden says:

    wave water mat

  8. Steph says:

    One of my favorites was the PeaPod portable tent.

  9. Sharon Seneker says:

    I love the Wavy Water Mat! All are great for children to play alone or with family! Thanks!

  10. Jodi says:

    I like to make tummy time fun by rotating toys, so that the baby doesn’t get bored and is excited to play experience the new toys in front of him.

  11. Hesper F says:

    I love the Wavy Water Mat

  12. beth shepherd says:

    I love to just lay on my back and my kids put their belly on my feet and I lift them up and they are airplanes! It is so much fun for us all. Thank you!

  13. Chrysa says:

    I like the Wavy Water Mat.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Susan Ledet says:

    What’s Inside Box is one of my favorites.
    Thank you for the nice giveaway.

  15. Lisa says:

    I like the Leap Frog Spin and Sing Alphabet Zoo.

  16. Vanessa C. says:

    Great giveaway! To be honest my son hated tummy time! He always got so frustrated because he couldn’t go anywhere. So I would crouch down near him and sing songs and say encouraging words…it sometimes worked!

  17. DENISE says:

    My daughter loves tummy time. This looks like fun!

  18. Amy says:

    I like to make it fun by setting up a mirror and getting down with my baby or niece and making funny faces in the mirror.

  19. Paula Harmon says:

    To make tummy time fun, I get down on my tummy too, on a bright colored blankie I have, but its not as cool as this playmat, that’s for sure.

  20. I like the Step Ahead.

  21. Marie Noguerole says:

    Love the PeaPod Portable Tent from One Step Ahead.

  22. Tobster says:

    I like the Kick & Coast from One Step ahead.

  23. Pamela White says:

    Our cat makes tummy time fun by laying down just out of reach of my son and when he would crawl and touch the cat she would pop up and move just out of reach again. This goes on for 30 minutes or more.

  24. Sherry R says:

    My favorite is the Rainforest Stacker!

  25. Tanya Wilson says:

    I make tummy time fun by making sure that there are several different types of toys based on color and texture. Then, I get down on the floor with my son and play along with him. He just loves it, of course I do, too!

  26. Lauren Cook says:

    The wavy water mat is my favorite toy.

  27. Michelle H. says:

    Placing interesting objects and toys in front of the baby helps.

  28. Donna K says:

    Get down on the ground and play with them.

  29. ellen cunningham says:

    My husband likes to play his guitar for my son while he’s on his tummy. It really keeps his attention. Thanks for the chance.

  30. Lily Kwan says:

    I love the Nature’s Baby All Natural Shampoo and Body Wash!

  31. Eloise says:

    I love the Play Sound Mat and the Animal Crackers Giant Stacking Toy. I lve One Step Ahead, they have such great things for the kids. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!


  32. sandra kao says:

    i love the Naturally Playful Clubhouse Climber

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