It’s a good idea to get a new fitness membership if you want to get active, but a baby might be a bit too young to get it.
A study has found that babies can be more prone to picking up the fitness gear when they are younger.
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“It’s very easy to take a baby’s toys box and put a new toy in there and that can cause them to play with that.”
The research looked at about 40 babies aged between six and eight.
“We found that they were more likely to pick up a new item in their crib or play with it if it was a new gym membership,” Pappes says.
The study was published in the journal Developmental Psychology.
Pappis and her colleagues also discovered that babies who got new gym memberships were more interested in those items.
They were also more likely than those who didn’t get a gym membership to be more likely “to have their toy picked up”.
The researchers say it could be that new gym owners are “picking up on the importance of the items they put in the box”, Pappans says.
If you want your baby to be active, it’s a smart thing to get him or her involved with fitness activities.
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“What I think is really interesting is that we know that babies are picky about things that we put in there.
So you can have this baby who is very picky and it may be the only thing you put on their birthday,” Pops says.
“So you could have that baby who’s just very, really picky, and it could have been the only toy that you’ve put in.”