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Why didn’t anyone tell me how important Tummy Time is?

Because most babies spend as many as 15 hours a day on their backs, it's important to balance this time out by having them lie on their stomachs when they are awake.

Tummy Time

I never knew so many benefits could come from Tummy Time!

  • Babies who engage in a little tummy time each day are less likely to develop a flat spot on the back of their heads.
  • Babies who are frequently placed on their stomachs often achieve head control earlier because tummy time promotes neck and core strength. These muscles are essential for crawling and will even help with later fine motor tasks such as writing and drawing.

  • How to help your baby get comfortable on his belly

    Sometimes babies fuss a little while on their tummies and need support from a trusted caregiver. To further encourage your baby, sit in front of him holding a brightly covered toy or favorite object, talk to your baby, and make tummy time fun. If your baby becomes too upset, tired or frustrated, take a break and try again later. Remember, this is hard work for your baby! For a printout of five essential tummy time moves, click on the following link.
    5 Essential Tummy Time Moves

    Tummy Time Brochure
    Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play

    Safety Tips for Baby

    • Your baby's tummy time should always be supervised. Never leave your baby unattended.
    • Make sure your baby's sleep space is free of pillows and cushions.
      These items are a potential hazard for your baby.

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