Freedom of movement and play
Physical activity helps promote early brain development and learning
Research shows that 75% of brain development occurs after birth *. This makes the ability of your child to move freely and learn through his or her own exploration and imagination very important. Play and movement helps to develop connections between the nerve cells and the brain. As these connections develop, your child’s fine and gross motor skills, concentration, language and social skills will also improve greatly.
Freedom of movement and play
When your child’s eagerness to move is a major driving force in his/her brain development you can imagine how important it is that you choose a diaper that gives him/her maximum flexibility to move freely. This is the reason why Drypers Wee Wee Dry diapers have 5 elastic bands (two on each side of the legs and one on the waist). It follows your little adventurer’s every move without losing its fit. The elastics at the waist and around the legs make it easy for your baby to move which helps in the development of his/her gross motor skills like crawling, walking, climbing and dancing. As your baby masters the control of the major muscles, his/her balance, stability and coordination will become better.
Do you know the innate senses your child is born with?
All children are born with 7 senses. You probably know of hearing, sight, taste, smell and touch. There is also the labyrinth and the muscle-led sense. Together with the sense of touch, they are called the primary senses because they are developed first. When these primary senses are well developed your child will feel more confident and safe about his/her movements.
Some tips to train the important primary senses in your child.
The labyrinth of touch
This sense is in the inner ear (labyrinth). It consists of three archways with a vicious liquid which moves as the baby moves his head. Labyrinth of touch ensures the brain gets the message when the head moves for example this is why we don’t feel dizzy when we move. The more the liquid in the archways is turned around, the more trained the labyrinth of touch will be and the more secure your child will feel, about his/her movements.
To train the labyrinth of touch
which improves balance and stability, tilt your child forward and back and from side to side whilst placing him/her on a big ball.
The Sense of Touch
This sits in the skin and mucous membranes and is the earliest developed sense. One way to develop the sense of touch is to allow your child to sense different textured surfaces like carpet, sand, wood or parquet with his/her barefoot, even if he/she hasn’t started walking. Or, you could simply hug your child or give him or her a gentle massage.
This is found in the child’s muscles and tendons and works along with the brain on the movement of your child. It is also the muscle-led sense that ensures your child is in a position where he or she does not fall or run into things.
To develop the muscle-led sense let your child stand up holding furniture. Or, let him or her push or pull at things like a toy car or a doll carriage. Allow your child to carry light objects that are baby-safe.
When to choose pants diapers?
When your baby becomes more active, running or playing around and when he/she does not remain still on the changing table, it is time for you to consider Drypers Drypantz. It is so easy to slip on and off without interrupting your child’s play. The Comfort Fit™ feature with a wide elastic band at its waist gives your baby maximum comfort and flexibility while he/she is on the move playing and having fun. You can easily undo Drypers Drypantz on the sides and change it like a standard diaper when there's poo in it. Drypers features allows your child to have uninterrupted playtime and all the freedom to explore and learn new things