Tummy Time

May 17th, 2018 | by NAPA Team


May 17th, 2018

In this video, NAPA OT Tiffany demonstrates some tummy time tips! If you prefer text, we have the video transcribed for you below. Looking for more resources? Feel free to read our tummy time blog!

Three ways to incorporate tummy time at home

I’m here to share some ways to incorporate tummy time into your every day life.

1. Use toys!

This one is my favorite! To make tummy time fun, arrange toys in a circular way in front of your child.

  • Bonus points if the toys have different textures and colors (OT’s like that!)

2. Incorporate into daily routines

A lot of parents ask me when they should incorporate tummy time. To be honest, you can incorporate it any time and anywhere! It’s good to start to incorporate it into your daily routines — after a diaper change, after bath time, etc. Here, I’ve put Maxton over my lap and I’ve set up a mirror because babies love to look at themselves in the mirror. This is something easy – you don’t need anything, and you can do it anywhere.

3. Use a rolled up towel or blanket

Now, if your child has a tough time participating in tummy time, you can help support them by modifying it. Putting something like a bolster, or if you don’t have that, any sort of rolled up towel or blanket will do. Make sure it’s not too close to their neck so they can breathe and it might be a little easier for them to support their weight that way.

It’s important to remember that any type of tummy time you do will benefit your baby!

We did it!

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