tummy time

Starting Your Baby on Tummy Time

As a pediatric OT, I am always touting the developmental benefits of tummy time for baby. There are a few things to know before starting your baby on tummy time. Make sure they can lift and turn their head when they are on their tummies. If they can’t yet, you should wait until they can. Always place your baby on their back to sleep. While they are awake and happy, ROLL baby from their back to their tummy rather than placing them directly on their front side, as that can be scary and cause baby to dislike the tummy position. With the right know-how, your baby will rock tummy time! If you have checked off these things and your baby still is not a fan of tummy time, we can help!