Tummy time does make a difference

September 20, 2020 by Louise Pearce0

Tummy time can be a challenge for some infants but it’s worth the investment to make it a fun play position. Research shows babies that spend more time on their tummy when awake have better gross motor skills. They learn to sit by themselves, crawl, and pull up to stand earlier. This learning is directly related to the amount of time the infants spend on their tummy. Tummy time doesn’t need to be a battle, if they don’t like it we need to adapt and change the way they do it. Build their ability slowly as it is about having the strength and muscle endurance of their back and neck muscles to make it enjoyable.  There are a number of ways that we can help your baby tackle tummy time so if they are 2.5 to 3 months old and still do not like it, get in touch.

Reference: Dudek-Shriber & Zelazny (2007)



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