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!
Descriptions, videos, and photos. Includes Spanish resources.
Activities for carrying and calming your new baby.
Tips and hear a mom’s story about how she overcame Tummy Time troubles.
Answers to frequently asked questions from parents.