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

Michelle 2/8/2016

My baby is some what lazy when it comes to tummy time. He tends to lay his head down or gets really frustrated. Maybe as he gets older it will get better, he is only 2 months old.

Stubborn Tummy Timer

Neika 2/1/2016

I love tummy time with baby and try to find creative ways to promote a happy experience but my 4 month old still gets extremely frustrated after being on her tummy for few minutes. Any suggestions on how to keep baby more interested in tummy time?

Tummy time

sgerdts 1/31/2016

We love tummy time!

Scared

1/26/2016

First time mommy I get real scared when my son moves his head I feel like he will hurt himself but I looked up and try to find everything out about tummy time and they all say they same thing

ahhh yes tummy time

Mom 1/24/2016

i also like tummy time because it keeps her off the her head.

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