Want to know the secret to giving your baby enough daily Tummy Time AND for making it a pleasant experience for both of you? Here it is, friends:
Have a toolbox full of Tummy Time tips and play ideas to try.
There is no single tip that will work for every baby (any parent of more than one will agree that they truly are all so different), so it's best to be prepared with many, many, many things to try. Parenting a baby is, in large part, trial and error and Tummy Time is no different.
That's why I'm excited to share 36 of my best Tummy Time tips and activities with you in a 3 minute video (because isn't that about as much free time you have since adding a new little one to your family?).
You can also find the list of tips below the video, many with links for further reading.
Note: Each link will open in a new tab, not to be incredibly annoying, but to allow you to easily navigate right back to this list.
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Tummy Time Success toolbox
Try belly-down on your chest
Stop when baby is upset
Place a folded burp cloth under baby's chest
Try belly-down burping after feedings
Use a clean cloth on the changing pad for Tummy Time after diaper changes
Create a floortime play area
Offer new things to explore
Include a pet
Keep a blanket in the stroller for Tummy Time on the go
Play with things that move
Secure small toys in a clear water bottle to look at
Join in the belly-down fun WITH baby
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