Five Essential Tummy Time Moves, How To Do Tummy Time
Wondering how to do Tummy Time with baby? Or how to position baby for Tummy Time? Turns out, there’s more than one way!
Try these 5 Tummy Time moves with baby to help make it easier for you and baby.
Tummy Time helps babies develop the muscles in their back, neck and trunk, on their way to meeting all their infant development milestones. Tummy Time can be difficult at first and many parents say their baby does not like it. Their muscles are not developed yet so it will take time to get used to be on their tummy. This Tummy Time video highlights the top 5 ways to position baby for Tummy Time. You can begin as soon as you bring your baby home from the hospital, and these moves may eventually help baby build up to an hour of Tummy Time each day!
Every bit of Tummy Time makes a difference. The goal should be to do Tummy Time throughout the day in spurts, adding up to an hour a day of Tummy Time. Eventually, your child might end up preferring to play and explore on their tummy.
Watch to learn more about how to do Tummy Time and how to position baby for Tummy Time with these 5 moves.
1. Tummy To Tummy or Tummy To Chest
2. Tummy Down Carry or Football Hold
3. Lap Soothe
4. Eye Level Smile
5. Tummy Minute
Download the accompanying handout