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Tummy Time

What does tummy time mean?

It is common knowledge to put infants to sleep on their backs to prevent sudden infant death syndrome. While this practice is the safest way for your baby to sleep, too much time in a supine position has drawbacks for your baby – head flattening, or plagiocephaly, and diminished muscle strength. Tummy time is a method for counteracting all of those hours your baby has spent sleeping on their back by helping your infant build strength in their back, legs, arms, and neck. Babies will either roll over independently or will be safely placed on their bellies to promote strength and development. Babies who don’t get very much tummy time might have slower physical development than babies who do. In a nutshell, tummy is Baby's First Workout.


Tummy Time Tips and Tricks

Many parents start tummy time for about a minute beginning at 1-2 months of age. Tummy time should begin after your baby can hold their head up for a short period of time. Parent Educator, Lisa Sunbury believes in letting your baby determine when it’s time to start tummy time.
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Do you know everything there is to know about tummy time? Expert Lisa Sunbury shares all the important information about this step in your baby's development.

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