Tummy Time

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)



Baby development

Hands to feet play is an important developmental milestone that we should encourage. Babies learn to move by layering each new skill on top of each other. They also use skills learnt in one position to help develop their abilities in another position. Hands to feet play will develop skills that will be useful when they learn to crawl, sit and in early walking. Most babies will learn to reach their knees by four months and by six months be busy exploring of their toes and feet.  This might even include putting their toes in their mouth!


Our practice philosophy is to promote strength and development through play and exercise. We provide a holistic and comprehensive approach that is backed by clinical experience. We can create a tailored individual program to be implemented at home, childcare or school to help meet your child and family’s goals.

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