This Lotion was our favorite to use for massage and general post bath moisturizing.
These links and this toy were good for grasping and visual tracking.
This mirror was used for tummy time very early on and still is a favorite today. It is big but not too big, stands up easily, shatterproof, easy to clean, and doesnt have that "fun house" effect that many infant mirrors have.
My mother is a pediatric PT and I have to say I was initially skeptical when she showed up at our house with the wingbo , but this prone swing really transformed tummy time for Virginia. She lasted twice as long in the wingbo as opposed to tummy time on the floor. We used links, the stand up mirror, and suction cup toys with it to keep her entertained. It also can be used off of the stand like a more traditional swing, although we haven't tried that yet.
We used this weighted stability ball as an alternative for tummy time and eventually for core exercises. The sand weight at the bottom gives it more support and control.
Typically I fall in favor of simple toys - board books, wooden blocks, stacking cups, small musical instruments. Virginia loves these types of toys, but needed something a bit more motivating (lights and sounds) for some of the activities that she
As we struggled to find a sippy cup that worked the OT suggested using a honey bear container to teach her to drink from a straw. Sure enough, a few days of working with the honey bear container and she was able to easily transition to a zoli cup. I've linked to an actual honey bear training cup but we just emptied and sanitized a honey container that we had in the house and used a dunkin donuts straw.
We have a few new items that I anticipate that will be helpful with our PT & OT in the coming year.
Any items or toys that you found helpful? Any suggestions for us for the upcoming year?