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 5 months?

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

Tummy Time abilities at 5 Months:

  • Begins to push up on hands with straight elbows
  • May start moving hands forward to reach for toys that are placed nearby

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.
  • Do baby push-ups. Place hands under baby’s chest and tummy. Use gentle lifting cues to get baby to push up on hands for brief periods.
  • 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 4 months

Tummy Time at 6 months