Get your newborn off to the best start with tummy time, tummy time, tummy time!
Aim for 15 minutes with 4 repetitions daily.
A great way to start is to put your baby tummy to tummy with you–but make sure you’re not so drowsy that you drift off and baby slides off.
Use a blanket or towel on the floor–not the bed or couch–newborns inch and scoot–so baby doesn’t tumble off.
Get eye to eye with baby if they fuss and encourage! Mix up the blanket: different colors, different textures! You already have textiles at home so you don’t need to buy anything.
Never leave baby unattended on their tummy.
Remember: Back to Sleep and Tummy to Play.
Tummy time helps develop strong core muscles. Using back and neck muscles, baby lifts their head. Pushing up with the upper arms will eventually lead to rolling.