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For Parents  Tummy Time Develop Baby’s Skills & Core Strength

Tummy Time

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

  • Placing babies on their backs to sleep
  • Tummies to play as part of a daily routine

Increased Tummy Time is significant for:

  • Meeting key motor milestones; rolling over, supported sitting, sitting alone, crawling, and pulling to stand
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills, improved neck and head control, stronger back and shoulder muscles


Explore the resources below, and remember Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play!                                                                               ​

Essential Tummy Time Moves

Descriptions, videos, and photos. Includes Spanish resources.

Tummy Time for Newborns

Activities for carrying and calming your new baby.

Tummy Time Troubles

Tips and hear a mom’s story about how she overcame Tummy Time troubles.

Tummy Time Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions from parents.

Additional Resources:

Milestones Calendar
Brochures & Handouts