Tummy time is your infant’s first exercise! Tummy time is the time your baby spends awake and on their belly. Tummy time can begin as early as the newborn stage. This exercise plays a vital role in your baby’s motor and sensory development. It also helps to strengthen the neck, core, and back muscles. In addition, tummy time helps prevent plagiocephaly, which is a flattening of the back of the head.
Start your baby off with 2-3-minute periods of tummy time and work up to longer as your baby grows and gets stronger.
It is important that baby is awake during tummy time in order to prevent SIDS.