Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to your questions about the Crawligator and how it can help with healthy tummy time development that leads to crawling.
What is the size of the Crawligator?
The Crawligator is 24" long and 12" wide and 5" high.
What is the recommended age of the child for the Crawligator?
Talk to your doctor, but some experts say that tummy time on the Crawligator can start around 4 - 6 months, or earlier.
Is there any particular surface that the Crawligator is best on?
Yes! As you can imagine, the Crawligator works best on hard, smooth floor surfaces. Because of the added safety features, it may be harder for your child to navigate on carpet and possibly linoleum flooring.
Is there a chance that my baby's fingers might slip under the wheels?
No. The Crawligator body is designed to touch the floor all the way around, building a barrier that does not allow for tiny fingers or toes to interact with the wheels.
What is your return policy?
You can view our Refunds & Returns policy here.
Is Tummy Time Important for Babies?
There is no doubt that every parent wants to see their child grow and thrive but encouraging those first movements is critically important. Tummy time, a time when a child is on his or her belly is valuable in encouraging movement and muscle development of the child. However, traditionally, it is not recommended until the child can hold up his or her own head for an extended amount of time and you should monitor your child to ensure proper safety.
The Crawligator is an easy way to help encourage baby to build strength and the muscles that will lead to crawling and future physical development. It is designed to encourage a child to try and sit up and move on their belly, helping them learn to crawl.
It can also help to build the child’s inner core of muscles, giving them more strength to make those all-important movements.
What Are Some Gross Motor Activities for Infants?
Strengthening a child’s core muscle groups are important for ensuring your child has the ability to walk and crawl over time. You can do that even when they are young infants.Gross motor skills activities for infants should always build up the child’s muscles in a safe manner.To do this, check out some of the best gross motor activities for infants.There are some toys that also encourage this. Other times, using their own body weight while spending time on their tummies is the best route to take.That is what the Crawligator does. It works two ways:
- uses a baby's own body weight to build muscles and learn motions of crawling while spending time on their tummies. Most doctors and experts agree this is the best way.
- it creates a safe way for your child to work his or her muscles and learn how to hold their head up in a strong manner.
Crawligator provides safety while baby is in motion.
What Is Gross Motor Development and Why is it Important to Help My Baby Learn to Crawl?
Gross motor development is an area of human development and growth that focuses on the core muscle groups. These are the muscles that will, one day, help your child to stand properly, walk, and run. It also helps infants to learn how to crawl as well as sit upright.
Most children develop these skills on their own as they learn to move their body and control themselves, and a lack of core muscle development can lead to problems later. However parents can help children along with special tools like the Crawligator.
With the the Crawligator, you can help encourage gross motor development in your child using a safe and effective tool. The Crawligator is designed to encourage your child to twist their neck and turn, as they look at and absorb the environment around them. In doing so, they build up those core muscles that are so important for development.
And it is a lot of fun! This is a fantastic way for you to work to build your child’s core muscles that they will enjoy as well.
Gross Motor Activities for Baby: Where to Start?
As your child gets a bit older, it may be time to consider the benefits of developing their core muscles. Gross motor activities for baby strength building can help to encourage your child to sit up and crawl.
Even children under six months old can begin to work these muscle groups. To do this, encourage your child to move themselves, twisting and turning. As they get older, you may want to give them tummy time, and the Crawligator can help with both phases of development.
The Crawligator is designed to help build up those muscles to responsible for encouraging a strong, durable development without putting the child at risk for any type of injury.
The Benefits of Tummy Time for Infants
Supervised tummy time for infants is an important part of their overall development. Eventually, you want your infant to learn how to control his or her head movements and to develop a strong set of core muscles.
Why is it so important to your child’s development?
Today's busy parents often mean that baby spends more than enough time in a sitting position that can cause flat spots on his or her head. called Flat Head Syndrome or Positional Plagiocephaly. Long times of sitting also means that baby is not developing muscles and find motor skills critical to future development. Tummy time encourages rolling over and playing over sitting.
Tummy time for infants is an opportunity to help build up shoulder muscles while strengthening their neck muscles. Over time, this helps to build motor skills, which are important for sitting up and later crawling and standing.
Time for Mom, Dad and baby. Tummy time can be an opportunity for baby to bond with parents.
Baby Tummy Time: How to Make It Safe?
When it comes to baby tummy time, you cannot put off providing your children with this opportunity to grow and develop. At the same time, you may not be so sure about how to encourage your child develops while keeping them safe on their tummies.
Your first rule should be to never leave a child unattended on their tummy until they are able to sit up and crawl with ease.
In addition, consider using tools that can help to support this movement and make tummy time safer. The Crawligator helps to support your child’s tummy time needs while also providing them with the support they need to function at their best in a safe manner.
It is a fantastic way to reap the benefits of tummy time all while keeping baby safer.
Baby Hates Tummy Time – What Do I Do?
What should you do when your baby hates tummy time, but you know how important it is for his or her overall development?
Tummy time is an important component of overall growth and healthy development. It helps your child learn how to sit and stand later on and even help later in life. It is a critical factor in helping your child to learn to hold up their head properly and to develop those shoulder muscles to support the head.
When your baby hates tummy time, it may be because he or she does not like the position or the lack of ability to see well and observe the world around them.
That is where the Crawligator comes into play. The Crawligator encourages children to keep their head up while also helping to encourage them to play and move.
It is a fantastic tool for encouraging your child to enjoy this position more so than he or she may right now.
How Can I Help My Baby Crawl? Encouraging Muscle Development
Many parents ask this question, “I’m worried about my baby. How can I help my baby crawl?”
Many times parents want to encourage their child to start crawling and sitting early to give them a step ahead. The good news is that most children learn this on their own within a reasonable time.
The Crawligator is designed to encourage your child to move in a natural, crawling manner. They are then able to strengthen their body’s core muscle groups, giving them more support when they are actually on their tummy and trying to move.
If you are worried about your child’s ability to crawl, it may be time to work on developing those muscles with the Crawligator.