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 6 months?

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

Tummy Time abilities at 6 months and older:

  • Tummy Time becomes more directed by baby
  • Reaches and grabs toys of different sizes while on tummy
  • Can pivot in a circle while on stomach
  • Rolls from back to tummy and tummy to back
  • Begins to prefer being on their stomach. Being on their tummy allows them to play, move, and explore more easily.

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.
  • Encourage baby to practice rolling and moving while on their tummy. Use to​​​ys to keep them motivated!
  • 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 5 months