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Did you know that “Tummy Time” is important for baby’s development?

Tummy Time

Even though you shouldn’t use a blanket (or anything) in your baby’s crib, your receiving blanket does have a wonderful purpose:  a soft “mat” for “tummy time”. What is tummy time? That’s when your baby spends time on the floor, learning to push up with his or her arms, moving their head back and forth and up and down, which in turn promotes muscle development. This is so important for your baby to learn to sit up, roll over, and crawl. Experts says that tummy time directly affects baby’s ability to do all these things, and ultimately, to walk.

How long should your baby spend on his or her tummy? Start after naptime and give it 2 to 5 minutes at the start. Work up to one hour a day to help baby develop strong muscle strength and coordination.

Tummy time also helps prevent tight neck muscles and the development of flat areas on the back of the head. When babies don’t get enough tummy time, they might need therapy to catch up. It can also be an important part of plays time on the floor, learning to push up with his or her arms, moving their head back and forth and up and down, which in turn promotes muscle development. This is so important for your baby to learn to sit up, roll over, and crawl. Experts says that tummy time directly affects baby’s ability to do all these things, and ultimately, to walk.

How long should your baby spend on his or her tummy? Start after naptime and give it 2 to 5 minutes at the start. Work up to one hour a day to help baby develop strong muscle strength and coordination.

Have fun with your baby. Enjoy tummy time as a special time, but also know that it is very beneficial to your little one’s development.

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