Is your baby about 3 months old now?
Are you looking for fun and interesting ways to engage your little one in some activities?
Have you heard of the term tummy time and want to know how you can safely do it for your baby too while making sure that your baby is comfortable?
Tummy time for small babies is also a very important activity, and can have many benefits for your 3 month old little one. If you are interested in finding out how you can help your baby become stronger and get to those milestones, you can check out the rest of our article here.
To make sure that you know what tummy time means and how you can practice it safely each day with your baby and aid in baby’s development, we’ll first talk about why it is so important, and also run you through some of the safety tips that you definitely need to keep in mind.
Tummy time is a very important part of the day when you get to place your little pumpkin on its tummy and give him or her that extra strength to reach towards those important milestones.
That being said, not all babies will necessarily enjoy the tummy time, and it is also possible that your little one absolutely hates it!
Tummy time has a host of benefits for your baby, and here are some of the benefits that your little one can avail of while being on the tummy:
If you are looking to start off your 3 month old baby on tummy time, the following points can be of help:
The ideal amount of tummy time each day will strengthen your baby’s muscles and encourage the development of various motor skills.
When your baby does tummy time on a daily basis, it helps to immediately put your baby’s body into exercise mode.
The best time to put your baby on tummy time is when your baby is feeling fresh, is alert and has had a good nap.
It is best to not put your baby on tummy time right after a feed, as this can cause unnecessary stress on your baby’s tummy and lead to pain or discomfort. Also, if your baby is sleepy or unwell, and is feeling uncomfortable or fussy for any reason, you should avoid giving tummy time to the little one.