Tummy Time For Infants

 

Parents will be wondering when is the time to start tummy time.

👶🏻  It can start at 2 weeks old with short sessions of 30 seconds to one minute.

👶🏻  Try placing your newborn belly-down on your chest or across your lap so he gets accustomed to the position. To make it part of your routine, put your baby on his tummy after each daytime diaper change.

⚠️ ️Just don't do it right after a feeding, when pressure on his stomach may cause him to spit up. And yeah don’t do it when the baby is sleeping yah.

👶🏻  By 2 months old, aim for 3 5-minute sessions daily on a flat, cushioned surface, like a play mat on the floor.

⚠️ If baby seems uncomfortable, try rolling up a receiving blanket and tucking it under his armpits to give him support.

👶🏻 By 3 or 4 months, your baby should be able to lift his chest off the floor and lean on his elbows with his head upright. He may even be able to lift his arms off the floor, arch his back, and kick his feet.

👶🏻 After 4 months, your baby may be strong enough to start rolling over during tummy time.

👶🏻 Around 7-9 months, babies begin crawling, they will be getting the developmental benefits of tummy time while moving, and it is not as essential to have them do tummy time.

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