Tummy time in the Night Garden

April 26, 2015

ITNG new tummy time book for babiesDo you do a lot of tummy time with your babies? Neither of mine were massive fans to start with, but Florence actually prefers being on her front now she can roll over and move by herself. She likes it even more if there are things for her to look at and play with (current favourites include the balls from her play gym and Eliza’s stuffed Iggle Piggle toy. Shhh, don’t tell her).

So I suspected she might like the brand new In the Night Garden tummy time book we were sent to review. Published by Ladybird, it’s a pop-up play book designed to entertain babies, making it a lot more fun for them when they’re getting down on the floor.

In the Night Garden tummy time book for babies

At first it appears to be a flat board book, but aha! It unfolds and then you tie it together to form a 3D carousel, like this:

In the Night Garden tummy time book

In the Night Garden tummy time book Ladybird

ITNG children's book

How clever?

The book features the familiar ITNG characters (Iggle Piggle in his boat, the Tombliboos creating noisy havoc in their dimensionally-challenged house, and Upsy Daisy and her one-person disco) as well as a whole host of the familiar objects, all at the right height for children to look at when they’re lifting their heads up from the floor.

There are also different patterns and textures for them to investigate, all in a glorious bright colour scheme.

ITNG tummy time book for babies

Children's ITNG book for tummy time for babies

Although she’s yet to watch In the Night Garden, as mentioned Florence is magnetically attracted to Eliza’s stuffed Iggle Piggle so she was immediately drawn to the book. I can imagine it looks brilliant to children – it’s so colourful.

I think it’s such a simple but clever idea. Eliza is also fascinated, and it’s a book that’s really fun for them to explore together.

ITNG book for babies

But it still doesn’t answer any of my questions – why is there no weather in the Night Garden, how do all the characters go to bed with no fuss and why is it so intensely hypnotic to adults (especially when you’ve had no sleep)?

You can win your own copy of the book, too.

To enter:

Leave a comment via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell me which your favourite In the Night Garden character is (Iggle Piggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka or even one of the Tombliboos?). The prize draw will close at 12am on 11/05/15. The winner will be picked at random from all valid entries.

More posts: questions about children’s TV no-one ever asks, having afternoon tea with Elmo, and tips for writing a children’s book.

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197 Comments

  • Kirstin

    April 27, 2015 at 6:02 am

    Upsy Daisy-my 7 year olds first love.

  • kim plant

    April 27, 2015 at 11:17 am

    iggle piggle x

  • From fun to mum

    April 27, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Miss G loved makka pakka, not sure why. Maybe the cleanliness obsession, she’s a weird one, my daughter x

  • Jo Glasspool

    April 27, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Upsy-Daisy my daughter says.

  • Amanda Richardson

    April 27, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Iggle piggle

  • Cat

    April 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Mummy Fever

    April 28, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Piggle as we call him

  • Tracy Nixon

    April 28, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Upsy-Daisy is my favourite!

  • Nancy

    April 28, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Makka Pakka

  • Jane Berrow

    April 28, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Upsy Daisy

  • Laura Pritchard

    April 28, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I was randomly given the options, “a) Kurt Geiger / b) Superdry or c) H&M?” but as these are not Night Garden characters I’ll say Makka Pakka.

  • Sophie Lester

    April 28, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Iggle piggle is my favourite.

  • Vicky Yaxley

    April 28, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Iggle Piggle 🙂 x

  • Paula Readings

    April 28, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Ninky Nonk.

  • gemma brown

    April 28, 2015 at 10:22 am

    my son loves upsy daisy

  • iain maciver

    April 28, 2015 at 10:35 am

    iggle piggle

  • janine atkin

    April 28, 2015 at 11:20 am

    iggle piggle

  • andrea tinkler

    April 28, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Lol iggle piggle cos he makes my son wiggle!!!!

  • Maxine Owen

    April 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Iggle Piggle 🙂

  • Ashleigh Allan

    April 28, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Jessica Powell

    April 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Rachel Craig

    April 28, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Ingle Piggle.

  • Lauren Tourle

    April 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • aaron broad

    April 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Rachel McCarron

    April 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Mama Pakka he seems so soft and cuddly

  • laura stewart

    April 28, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Iggle piggle

  • kim neville

    April 28, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • Angela Treadway

    April 28, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Iggle piggle x

  • Paula Barker

    April 28, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Upsy-Daisy

  • Julie D

    April 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    got to be IgglePiggle!

  • Michelle Banks

    April 28, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    iggle piggle x

  • MARK THOMAS

    April 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • karen cowley

    April 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Love Makka Pakka x

  • Martina Pichova

    April 28, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • Andrea Fletcher

    April 28, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Rachael

    April 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Upsy daisy

  • Helen Dickinson

    April 28, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Iggle piggle is my son’s fav 🙂

  • Natalie Crossan

    April 28, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Iggle piggle x

  • James McKenna

    April 28, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Jenna Parrington

    April 28, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Makka Pakka! 🙂

  • Leanne Lunn

    April 28, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • hayley knapp

    April 28, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Makka Pakka <3

  • Emily Henderson

    April 29, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Definitely iggle piggle

  • valerie cooper

    April 29, 2015 at 10:35 am

    upsy daisy

  • Kristina Trick

    April 29, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Upsy Daisy but not that Iggle Piggle as he won’t go to bed and I’m sure he’s giving my toddler ideas!

  • Harley

    April 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Upsy daisy x

  • Clare Hubbard

    April 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • Victoria Mylittlel

    April 29, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    i like Upsy Daisy

  • Lynne Durkin

    April 29, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Iggle Piggle x

  • Miss Tracy Hanson

    April 29, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • Linda McGarrigle

    April 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Upsy Daisy x

  • Lisa Jones

    April 29, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Iggle Piggle – so cute ! 🙂

  • Emily Hallett

    April 30, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Has to be Makka Pakka!!

  • Sarah Lee

    April 30, 2015 at 6:36 am

    The Pontipines

  • elizabeth doody

    April 30, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Makka Pakka

  • Bina Geyer

    April 30, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Makka Pakka! 🙂

  • claire griffiths

    April 30, 2015 at 10:19 am

    iggle piggle

  • claire blaney

    April 30, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Makka Pakka

  • dorothy merrett

    April 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Upsy Daisy

  • vicky cockett

    April 30, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Iggle piggle x

  • Anne-Marie Large

    April 30, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Makka Pakka. 😀

  • EMMA WALTERS

    April 30, 2015 at 11:06 am

    iggle piggle always falling over 🙂

  • Alison J Hill

    April 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    iggle piggle

  • Alison

    April 30, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    upsy daisy is my daughters favourite.

  • Lori Mckillop

    April 30, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • Caroline Ferguson

    April 30, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    The Tombliboos

  • Karen Barrett

    April 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Alana Walker

    April 30, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I just asked my son and he said Iggle Piggle 🙂 x

  • Jean Vaughan

    April 30, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    My granddaughter loves Makka Pakka and gets so excited when she sees him. Only trouble is that it has set her off collecting stones when we are out and they often end up in the bath with her.!

  • jennifer thorpe

    April 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    macca pacca

  • Jo Jones

    April 30, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • Lorraine Tinsley

    April 30, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • lynn heath

    April 30, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • Anthony Harrington

    April 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    IgglePiggle and his red blankie!

  • Jane Lethbridge

    April 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    My grandson loves Mr & Mrs Pontipine

  • jessie wills

    April 30, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • Helen Garner

    April 30, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • Iain Ward

    May 1, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • Terri-louise Dudey

    May 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Makka pakka my son laughs everytime xx

  • Nikki Stewart

    May 1, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Upsy Daisy 🙂

  • Karl Borowy

    May 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    iggle piggle

  • debbie smith

    May 2, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    my little boy loves the ninky nonk ! fab giveaway x

  • jen morgan

    May 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Iggle piggle

  • Gabrielle Powell

    May 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • Julie Ward

    May 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Think they are called the Wozzingers they make a funny noises

  • REBECCA EVANS

    May 3, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Iggle Piggle – never goes to bed just like my little fella! Gotta love ’em x

  • claire little

    May 3, 2015 at 12:38 am

    makka pakka 🙂

  • claire woods

    May 3, 2015 at 10:12 am

    iggle piggle

  • G Keegan

    May 3, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • Spencer Broadley

    May 4, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Iggle Piggle by far

  • Lara Latchem

    May 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    upsy daisy

  • Amanda Walsh

    May 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Makka Pakka the children love his song

  • Katherine b

    May 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • Hekna

    May 4, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    think it has to be Upsy Daisy

  • nicola clarkson

    May 4, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    iggle piggle

  • Caroline H

    May 4, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Makka Pakka for me.

  • Keith Hunt

    May 4, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Upsy-Daisy

  • Laura Loo

    May 5, 2015 at 9:25 am

    My son loves Makka Pakka

  • Angela Turley

    May 5, 2015 at 9:40 am

    My daughter loves the pontypines – think its the squeaky noise she likes the best!

  • leanne weir

    May 5, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    iggle piggle x

  • Harriet

    May 5, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • teresa sheldon

    May 5, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    iggly piggle

  • Kat Lucas

    May 6, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Upsy Daisy

  • Jennifer Wlodyka

    May 6, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Iggly Piggle

    1. Kelly Ellen Hirst

      May 10, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Upsy Daisy

  • Corinne Peat

    May 6, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Iggle Piggle

  • Miss Janet Carter

    May 6, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Upsy Daisy

  • john hannigan

    May 6, 2015 at 10:43 am

    iggle piggle

  • Other people’s Sophies |

    May 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    […] loves anything belonging to her older sister. Anything. Her main object of desire is her stuffed Iggle Piggle. And I’m pretty sure it’ll be make-up and magazines before too […]

  • BECCA STAPLES

    May 6, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Iggle Piggle x

  • Katie Skeoch

    May 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Upsy-daisy

  • Linda Guest

    May 6, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Upsy Daisy because if you say it to 2 year old Freya she giggles and runs off to find her Upsy Daisy soft toy. It’s a bit bedraggled as Freya decided ‘Daisy’ needed a bath in the puddle outside my back door the other day 🙂

  • Irene Gilmour

    May 6, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    upsy daisy

  • Victoria

    May 6, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    We don’t watch TV with Henry yet (radio fans) but that book looks brilliant!!

  • Mummy of Two

    May 6, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • Rebecca Lis

    May 7, 2015 at 8:37 am

    iggle piggle

  • Minnie15

    May 7, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Macca Pacca is my favourite though my daughters is Upsy Daisy 🙂 x

  • MichelleD

    May 7, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Makka Pakka!

  • Hayley Todd

    May 7, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Without a doubt it’s Iggle Piggle x

  • Jodie W

    May 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I like the pontypines

  • Diana

    May 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Makka Pakka 🙂

  • Diana Socha

    May 8, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Upsy-Daisy

  • Jorn Isaksen

    May 8, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Iggle Piggle

  • Tammy Tudor

    May 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    It has to be Iggle piggle

  • Joanne Jackson

    May 8, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Iggle-Piggle

  • pamela gossage

    May 8, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Ann Grisdale

    May 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Laura Whittle

    May 8, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Tombliboos – love how they look and like their cute names

  • ellie spider

    May 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    iggle piggle is my nieces fave

  • karen Howden

    May 8, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • MANDY DOHERTY

    May 8, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    The Tombliboos are my grandsons favourite

  • Cassandra Mayers

    May 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • nicola white

    May 8, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    me and my little man love iggle piggle x

  • Rebecca Phillips

    May 9, 2015 at 1:22 am

    makka pakka

  • Karyn Smith

    May 9, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Iggle Piggle or Makka Pakka

  • James Eyles

    May 9, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Makka Pakka, so small and cute!

  • lorraine

    May 9, 2015 at 10:19 am

    makka pakka

  • Paul Walsh

    May 9, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Iggle Piggle

  • Andrew Hindley

    May 9, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Iggle Piggle

  • Emma Ellams

    May 9, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Upsy-Daisy

  • Kerry Lethbridge

    May 9, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    My twins love Makka Pakka

  • Rebecca Powell

    May 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    We love Makka Pakka

  • sarah stevens

    May 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    upsy daisy 🙂

  • Rich Tyler

    May 9, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Makka Pakka 🙂

  • Victoria B

    May 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • sam henderson

    May 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    the tomilboos.

  • gemma nisbet

    May 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    upsy daisy was always my sons favourite character!

  • beverley whitby

    May 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    upsy daisy..seems to be the story of my life lol

  • Jenny Rogers

    May 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • jo liddement

    May 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Joanna Butler-Savage

    May 9, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    makka pakka or pakka makka as we call him

  • Kelly Summerfield

    May 9, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Makka Pakka 😀

  • steph lovatt

    May 9, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • rachael jones

    May 9, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • Helen Allan

    May 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Iggle Piggle. Thank you!

  • Ben Townsend

    May 9, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Tomliboos

  • Lucy Carter

    May 9, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    We love Makka Pakka

  • Jen Parker

    May 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    It’s got to be Makka Pakka! I love that he likes to clean! 🙂

  • Emma Fox

    May 9, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    My sun loves Iggle Piggle – I quite like the Pinky Ponk though.

  • Becci Cleary

    May 9, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Iggle Piggle – I Love the way that he carries his blanket around with him 🙂

  • Sarah Rees

    May 9, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Iggle piggle

  • Maria P

    May 9, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    we both like Makka Pakka 🙂

  • Kirsty Fox

    May 9, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    It has to be Iggle Piggle

  • CathJaggers

    May 9, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • Joanna Sawka

    May 9, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • Jane Middleton

    May 9, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    iggle piggle

  • Hazel Rush

    May 10, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Makka pakka

  • Hannah Jayne Martin

    May 10, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Mr Pontipine xx

  • Kim Styles

    May 10, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Iggle Piggle

  • Nicola O’Brien

    May 10, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Iggle Piggle

  • Chris Fletcher

    May 10, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Makka Pakka is cute

  • Victoria Wale

    May 10, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Iggle Piggle is my favourite

  • Rick Carr

    May 10, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Iggle Piggle

  • Emma Hogg

    May 10, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Upsy Daisy

  • Claire Ward

    May 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Iggle piggle

  • Theresa Thomas

    May 10, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Upsy-Daisy

  • laura meg miller

    May 10, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    iggle piggle

  • Caroline Buckley

    May 10, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Makka Pakka

  • LEE HARDY

    May 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    iggle piggle

  • Emma Harvey

    May 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    As a mum of boys we should say iggle piglet but push daisy gets most the attention, and more so the nodding bird!

  • Erica Price

    May 10, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Sarah Franks

    May 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Kerry Locke

    May 10, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Emma

    May 10, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Iggle piggle

  • Vicki Weston

    May 10, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Upsy Daisy

  • Angela McDonald

    May 10, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I love the Pontipines!

  • Tracey F

    May 10, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Iggle Piggle!

  • Jonathan Mason

    May 10, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Iggle Piggle, and not just because he looks like David Cameron

  • Matt Brasier

    May 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Aimee Morrison

    May 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Upsy daisy

  • Jill m

    May 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Upsie daisy

  • Keshia Esgate

    May 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Iggle Piggle

  • Dale Dow

    May 10, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Has to be upsy daisy!

  • pauline black

    May 10, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    It has to be iggle piggle

  • Rita

    May 10, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Iggle piggle

  • Emily Jayne Phipps

    May 10, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Iggle piggle

  • daniel pol

    May 10, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    iggle piggle

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