• Tummy to Play: Always remember: back to sleep, tummy to play. Baby may not like being on their tummy at first because back and neck muscles are not very strong yet. Make Tummy Time part of baby’s daily routine starting with a few minutes at a time, a few times a day. Helps baby develop core strength.
  • Face-to-Face: Lie down propped up by a pillow and place baby tummy down on your chest so you’re face-to-face. Hold firmly so baby does not roll off. Helps baby strengthen core muscles and achieve developmental milestones.
  • Get to Know Baby: Take time to get to know baby in every way. Smile at them. Touch hands, feet and forehead. See how they wiggle and react to touch and voices. Helps you connect with your baby.

It’s never too early to start playing games to help your child reach their sensory, communication, feeding and motor milestones. These activities are designed to help your baby as they move towards their three month milestones. These games are not limited to when they are one week old. You can keep playing these games over the next several weeks as long as you and baby continue to have fun.

We have quick videos, designed for busy parents, to help with Tummy Time. Watch 4 Tummy Time Positions to Help and Tips to Make Tummy Time Easier.