Help her to get stronger and bigger with “tummy time”

Help her to get stronger and bigger with “tummy time”
Help her to get stronger and bigger with “tummy time”
Help her to get stronger and bigger with “tummy time”

 

One important exercise that you must practice with your baby to help her to get stronger and bigger is “tummy time”.

 

Your infant spends most of her time on her back.

 

Turning her over onto her stomach helps build the muscles in her neck, arms, shoulders, back, and stomach.

 

Daily, supervised tummy time can begin as early as her first day home from the hospital.

 

Start with a couple of three to five minutes sessions.

 

After you place your baby tummy down on a blanket or playmat on the floor, get down on your own stomach to keep her company.

 

Smile, talk, sing, make funny faces, jiggle a set of keys, or put a toy within her grasp.

 

At first, she may fuss during tummy time, but with practice and stronger muscles, she should begin to enjoy it.

 

This exercise helps build the muscles she’ll need to roll over, sit up, and eventually crawl.

 

As her strength and tolerance increases, gradually work up to at least 20 minutes of tummy play each day.

 

Continue even after she’s able to roll over on her own.