What is TummyTime?
Any time your baby is supervised and positioned on the stomach for play, that is considered tummy time! The American Academy of Pediatrics formally recommends that parents provide babies with supervised playtime on the stomach to promote growth and development and prevent flat spots from forming on the head.
Why Tummy Time?
Tummy time that is provided on a daily basis leads to the mastery of important motor milestones, such as rolling over, pulling up, and crawling. Infants who aren't exposed to tummy time are at risk for motor skill delays and developing flat spots on the head.
Quick Tummy Time Tips
With time and a few simple techniques, any infant can learn to tolerate tummy time. Here are some tips on how to introduce tummy time and increase an infant's tolerance without making parents' and baby's life miserable.