Health Tip: Make 'Tummy Time' Fun03/16/12
(HealthDay News) -- While infants should
never sleep on their stomach, tummy time while an infant is
awake and being watched is important for baby's development, the
American Academy of Pediatrics says.
The academy mentions these suggestions to make "tummy time" fun
- With baby on his tummy, place a favorite toy just a little bit
out of reach to encourage him to stretch for it.
- Surround baby with a circle of toys to encourage strengthening
muscles by reaching in different directions.
- Once baby is old enough, place baby belly-down on your chest so
he will pick up his head to look at your face.
- Encourage other young children to play with baby during tummy
time, as long as you carefully supervise them together.
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