Parents know Tummy Time helps baby build muscles and skills to meet their future motor milestones.

But how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time at 4 months?

Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time.

Tummy Time abilities at 4 Months:

  • Lifts head up 90 degrees. Should be able to keep their head centered.
  • Pushes up on forearms and brings chest off floor. Elbows will be under their shoulders (at a 90 degree angle) or in front of shoulders
  • Lifts head and moves neck to track toys, voices, and faces during Tummy Time

A few infant Tummy Time tips:

  • Baby should be continuing to spend longer amounts of time on their tummy and eventually, they may even prefer their tummy to their back.
  • Babies love faces! Even their own! Use mirrors during Tummy Time to help keep them engaged and having fun.
  • Don’t get discouraged. Every bit of Tummy Time makes a difference.

Want to see Tummy Time abilities by month? Check out these videos!

Tummy Time at 2 weeks

Tummy Time at 1 month

Tummy Time at 2 months

Tummy Time at 3 months

Tummy Time at 5 months

Tummy Time at 6 months