Many parents hear Tummy Time is important and know doing Tummy Time helps baby build muscles and skills to meet their future motor milestones. But at this age you shouldn’t expect them to be pushing up with straight arms. So how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time? Use these abilities to ensure baby is on the right track with Tummy Time. Try to do Tummy Time when baby is most happy and avoid Tummy Time immediately after feeding.

1 Month:

  • Turns head during Tummy Time
  • Attempts to lift head up – even if it’s only for a second before putting their head down again

Tip at 1 Month: Get down on the floor at baby’s eye level. Baby loves your face and voice!

Don’t get discouraged. Every bit of Tummy Time makes a difference.