Do you put alphabet mat on the floor...

@mermaidivy (15415)
United States
March 17, 2011 8:15am CST
for your babies to play when they were little? My baby is learning to sit and he wants to sit up instead of lying down most of the time, I don't have a boppy pillow, I just use the pillow tucked in under his arm for support and some pillows at his back and put him on the thin rug in the living room. I wonder if I should get the alphabet mat for him for safety, in case he tipped, he won't hurt his head. Or is it useless? I want to get a small one to put it next to the couch, so he can play right next to me. What do you think?
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
I use these alphabet rubber mats on the floor. Not as soft but can really be useful especially if your baby is still trying to sit up and stand. I still use them. It also prevents your baby from slipping if he tries to stand up. It's educational too, I have one w/ numbers and my 2 year old likes to remove it and return it back while I am teaching him the figures. :)
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Thanks for sharing, I think I will get it later when he gets little bigger.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
yeah, more useful if the baby's around 8-12months :) have a nice weekend:)
@mtrguanlao (5527)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
Hello there! Oh yes,that's a very good idea! ALphabet mat is very useful to your baby for his/her safetiness and your baby could also learn from the alphabets eventually. I believe most parents have this mat but are of different designs and colors. But with the idea of the alphabet mat,it's brilliant! I had mats for my baby when she was already crawling but it was just plain(no designs) and colorful. With the alphabet mats,your baby will already be familiar with letters at her very young age! Go for it!
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Thanks for sharing.
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
When my baby was 4 months old he was already crawling fast and would like to play all the time. So we had to buy him an alphabet mat and it was really helpful that we can see him playing safe on the floor.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Wow 4 months old and crawling good good!
• United States
17 Mar 11
The alphabet mats were really great as soon as my babies were crawling and in their walkers. Because then it grasp attention and they raced over to them constantly to try and grab onto them and to admire their shapes and interaction with the difference in colors. You can look online and do comparison prices, because at certain time periods they go on clearance and you can get them pretty reasonably priced.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
18 Mar 11
I've looked in Amazon but they don't seem to be cheap there... do you know oceanjoblot? I have seen it for 20 bucks or lessso I might get it there when I want it later.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
hello ivy, Alphabet mat is fine,it's soft enough as a support if ever your baby falls down or tipped off. At the same time you can use it to teach him when he starts to recognize colors,alphabets and numbers. A quilted blanket will do,but the alphabet mat is much better,since you can use it with his first lesson.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
17 Mar 11
I think it will be useful later when he starts to leanr words.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
17 Mar 11
Hi. mermaidivy. I think that would be a great idea. Your baby will be able to grasp some of his fine motor and intellectual skills. I think that an alphabet mat is a great choice for your child.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
17 Mar 11
I think so too.
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
17 Mar 11
My children are all grown age 11 - 30 years old. I've used a thick colorful quilted blanket on the floor for all my children when there were babies rolling and crawling. When they could sit with pillows as a supporting their backs they had wooden toys in various forms. At the age of 2 my oldest daughter walked hand in hand with me discovering the world. She was very fascinated to find letters printed in the lids on the roads. We had fun stamping out feet in them while say A, A, A. That's how she learnt her first letters.She read road signs, signs outside the stores and shops. She read the names on grocery packages. She was 5 years old when she could read and write fluently.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
17 Mar 11
So it is a good idea to get it, I can use it to teach him alphabets later.
@miketagz (7489)
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
Learning is the best way to memorize those letters, even might a little. Every month will observe the development of child's progress. Who knows, your baby will get a higher IQ.