What is tummy time?

Tummy time is time your child spends on his/her tummy while awake and supervised.

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Why is tummy time so important?

Tummy time assists with normal development your babie's of motor skills, prevents tight muscles of the neck and development of flat spots on the back of the head. Tummy time also helps baby with the following:

  1. developing upper body strength
  2. developing hand strength (eventually supporting writing, typing)
  3. pivoting
  4. crawling
  5. creeping
  6. moving into sitting
  7. holding sitting position while playing with toys
  8. pulling to stand and balance

Time length/frequency

Tummy time can begin the first month of life. Increase time on tummy slowly.
 

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