Make Tummy Time Fun with the Tumzee #Review and #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| November 25, 2013 | 10 Comments

The Tumzee is designed to help newborns to crawlers develop their neck, back, and arm muscles while allowing the baby to see their environment and play with toys during tummy time. It raises the baby’s chest off the ground, removing the frustration some babies express when lying on the floor.

CYMERA_20131124_190258The Tumzee is designed so that the baby lies on their belly on an incline. Their chest is at the high end of the incline and their body is supported by a “T” support between the legs and by firm sides. The shell is made of polypropylene while the support is made of EVA foam.  A cushion is provided for the baby to lie on. It is easy to clean and comes in several bright colours.

The Tumzee is light enough to easily carry around and take to a play date or an overnight visit to Grandma’s. Despite its lightness, the Tumzee is very stable and quite secure. The “T” support stops the baby from slipping down as well as preventing the baby from squirming out of the Tumzee.  The sides are high enough to prevent the baby from being able to roll either way. My daughter is a little escape artist who frequently squirms out of safety harnesses on baby items. She was unable, despite her best efforts, to squiggle herself out of the Tumzee.

The Tumzee is excellent younger babies when first starting tummy time to help them develop muscle and head control. They can spend the much-needed time on their tummies while still being able to look around and play with toys in front of them. However, it does not encourage the baby to lift themselves up on their arms so an older baby will need to graduate from the Tumzee to the floor as they start to learn to crawl.

I know that my baby girl would have loved to have this when younger. She was easily discouraged in her early tummy time because her face ended u p on the floor and other products did not solve the problem.

I brought the Tumzee to our baby and mommy yoga class so that to I could get a younger baby try it out. The little one spent about 15 min in the Tumzee before showing signs of being ready to get out.  The baby was happy to lie in the Tumzee even though her arms could not reach the ground.

The Tumzee is designed to be used from birth to crawling. Realistically, I think the average baby will use this product for maybe 6-7 months before outgrowing it. Special needs babies may use the Tumzee longer when developing head and neck muscle control. Of course, each individual baby’s needs and development vary.

The Tumzee is $39.99 and can be purchased online at www.tumzee.com.

Disclaimer: I was given a Tumzee by the manufacturer for free in order to write this review.

 

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

Enter to Win a Tumzee to Use for Baby’s Tummy Time!

(value $39,99)

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48  hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

 

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  1. Jenness M says:

    My fave colour is blue.

  2. Sarah B says:

    Love the blue color

  3. Vanessa Pahl says:

    I like the green coloured tummzee

  4. Charmaine says:

    I like the green.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    my favourite colour is green, mainly because I don’t know what my daughters who’re expecting will have in Spring.

  6. Tara Jensen says:

    blue 🙂

  7. Marianne says:

    I like the blue (even though I’m leaving the gender of this baby a surprise).

  8. Jonnie says:

    I like the green one

  9. Bernice says:

    i like the pink for my grand daughter

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