eK-3zmjBImBHOZjRJYEZVBw4ZWs Shaky Mommy: Infantino Right Angle Tummy Triangle Review

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Infantino Right Angle Tummy Triangle Review

When he was younger, Jaxon did not like tummy time. He loved sleeping on his stomach, but he hated being placed on his stomach when he was awake. I have to admit that he did not spend a lot of time on his stomach because I couldn't bear to hear him cry so I didn't make him do a lot of tummy time. If the Infantino Right Angle Tummy Triangle had been available when he was younger, I think it might have made tummy time more enjoyable for both of us. 

The Right Angle Tummy Triangle is a simple concept, but one that can make tummy time less traumatic for babies. The surface lets a baby lay on his stomach at an slight incline, instead of laying flat on the floor. This allows him to look into the mirror or see the toys. Many babies hate tummy time because their face ends up buried in the play mat or blanket they've been laid on. The Triangle eliminates that by allowing baby to be propped up. The toys and mirror provide incentive for the baby to lift his head. To provide a continued challenge for the baby, the toy bar can be raised as baby's neck strength grows.  

The cover is machine washable, which is great since many babies spit up during tummy time. It's not very thick. I think it could be a little thicker to be softer without being dangerous for a baby who might put his face down in it. But considering that babies only spend 10-15 minutes on tummy time a day, its not that big of a deal. Jaxon is a little old for tummy time at this point, but I still put him on this several days in a row and he didn't seem to mind at all, so this might be something that mommies notice but babies don't. 

The mirror is great- Jaxon loves it. I only wish it was slightly larger so he could see more of his face. In addition to the mirror, there is one toy attached to the toy bar, and a small music box that can lay down beside or in front of the baby. Jaxon likes the music box. Because it is not attached, he has played with it a lot. It's easy for him to turn on by himself. It has a 1, 5, and 10 minute timer, which is nice when you are trying to make sure your baby gets enough tummy time each day. Set the timer for 10 minutes and when the music goes off, you'll know he's had enough time on his stomach.

The only issue I have with the Right Angle Tummy Time Triangle is the cost. At $34.99, it's a little on the high side for a device that a baby can only use for a couple of months. After being used for tummy time, the music box can still be used in the car or crib or just to play with. The mirror and dangling toy can also be used to attach to a stroller or car seat strap or just to be held and played with. And if your baby is creative like Jaxon, he or she will use the Triangle as a little ramp to crawl up and over the edge. 

My overall opinion is that for a baby who detests tummy time, the Triangle could be a lifesaver and well worth it's $34.99. 

Jaxon is 4 days away from being 8 months old. I have received the Right Angle Tummy Triangle from Infantino to facilitate my review, but I thought this was a neat toy before I ever found out they were sending me one.  


  1. I have this, too - my little guy LOVES the music box and all interest was in that. He was already crawling by the time I got the positioner so I didn't find out how he liked it, but I think it would have been better than just laying him on the floor - he hated tummy time with a passion!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Little Lou hated tummy time but this might have actually worked! We are new followers!