Are you all excited to start your baby on tummy time?
Have you heard a lot about tummy time but are not sure what it means and how to do it?
Do you want to know how tummy time can help your newborn?
If you have a newborn at home, you probably need to start him or her on tummy time. Today we tell you all about this very important growth and development aspect for your little one. From what it means to have a tummy time for your newborn to what all benefits it has, how you can help your newborn do it, for how long to do it and some of the very important safety tips that you need to keep in mind while doing so, if these are the things you are looking for, then do read on.
Tummy time refers to the amount of time that you place your newborn or baby on their tummy. This is done when your newborn is awake and doing this at the time of sleep does not count.
There are many benefits of doing tummy time for your baby and here are some of the most common and effective ones.
If you are wondering how old for tummy time your newborn has to be, and whether or not you can do it soon after your baby is born, the answer is that there is no exact time or age that is prescribed to start tummy time with your newborn.
When to introduce tummy time to your newborn can depend on a number of factors and can also easily vary from baby to baby. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
The amount of time you place your baby on the tummy will depend on your baby’s age. If you are wondering when do babies need tummy time and how, you can start off by following a routine that is something like what is mentioned below:
Once you have placed your newborn in the tummy time sessions for three to five minutes each session for two to three times a day, you can gradually increase the amount of time that your baby spends on the tummy. Also, before you make a change in your baby’s tummy time routine, make sure that you first check your baby’s reaction and comfort level and only then extend the amount of time.
Tummy time is an important daily exercise for your newborn and has many benefits. Make sure that while doing the same, you take care of the following safety tips to ensure your baby is safe and healthy.
You can take cues from your newborn to see when to continue with it and when to give your little one a rest.