The magic of tummy time for babies

The magic of tummy time for babies

14 September, 2020
At TFK we are constantly talking about tummy time for babies. There are so many reasons why tummy time is important, let’s start with:

Questions we are asked about tummy time:

What is tummy time?
When should my baby start tummy time?
How often should my baby do tummy time?
How long should my baby do tummy time?
Why should my baby do tummy time?
Ideas for tummy time:
• Over a travel pillow • Over a rolled towel • On a wedge • In front of a mirror • Over knees on your lap • On chest of carer • On a big ball • Carrying on tummy • Rolling on/off their tummy as a game • During nappy change time • Both of you doing tummy time so they can copy you
pool noodle ring
*Remember* – tummy time must always be done when your baby is awake. If done over equipment, please make sure to supervise. If using an exercise ball, make sure it can’t roll away from you. You can make a  to stabilise an exercise ball and keep it from rolling away.
For more info on tummy time, please see our original blog:
or Raising Children’s page:
https://raisingchildren.net.au/newborns/play-learning/play-ideas/tummy-time
Keep safe, happy, and well,
Deb
By Kristy Allison
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