Baby Firsts: Rolling Over

Baby Firsts: Rolling Over

After months on their back, babies develop the urge to get moving on their own—and it all starts with rolling over! Read on to see if your little one is gearing up to roll over.

Tummy Time

Tummy time is exactly what it sounds like—time spent on the tummy! Tummy time is important for babies because it puts them in a position to lift and turn their heads by themselves. Eventually, these same muscle groups will help your baby sit up, crawl, climb, and walk. You can start Tummy Time right away after the baby is born, no need to wait a few days or weeks.
Here are a few tips from the Mayo Clinic to help get your little one accustomed to tummy time.
• Start early by putting your newborn on her tummy on your lap two to three times per day
• Interact with your baby and play with attention-grabbing toys
• Gradually increase the tummy time sessions as your child grows
There are other tips and tricks you can try to help build up those muscles:
• Recline on the floor or couch with a pillow under your head and put your baby on your chest, belly to belly. (She’ll push up on her arms to look at your face.)
• Use a pillow to prop up your baby and lay a book down in front of him while you read.
• Place your baby across your lap with your baby’s head hanging over your leg while you sit on the floor.
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Tummy time

9/1/2015

These are good points but with a preemie the awake time is not very long for tummy time. Mine just enjoy being on dad's shoulder when he is lying down on the bed or coach. Helps gas too

Tummy time troubles

8/27/2015

My son hated tummy time from the start. He always threw up! He hated being on his tummy at all! We then discovered.. ACID REFLUX! Medicine helped! Now we cant keep him off his tummy! Try changing diapers that way!!

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Nicole 8/25/2015

I'm excited for the day that my little guy finally rolls over! He's slowly enjoying tummy time more and more each day. He didn't enjoy it at first, at all!

TUMMY TIME

8/19/2015

my grandbaby loves tummy time and time on her play mat just looking and kicking.

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8/18/2015

My daughter hated tummy time and always threw up. I wish I started her on her tummy as soon as we came home from the hospital. Thank goodness she has the proper strength.

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