Tummy time is an important practice for your little one for a number of reasons and benefits that comes from it. When your child is placed on its stomach, it now has the ability to attempt pushing and crawling around on their own. It’s also an important physical development method. Your child can gain valuable strength in their different body parts that have yet to be used much. Due to the many benefits of tummytime, you’ll want to try making this experience as enjoyable as possible for your baby. Here are some tips to make sure they’re comfortable during tummy time:
Stay Close and Interact
Staying right next to your child and interacting with them when possible is crucial during this playtime. Your child may feel unsure of the activity when they are placed faced down for the first time. Try joining your child on the floor to support, encourage, and interact with them however you see fit. Although they may not directly show it to you, having their parent nearby is vital to ensuring their comfort and feeling of safety.
Using different props and toys to entertain your baby during tummytime is also a great idea to provide comfort. A cute, soft toy like the Babee Talk Eco-Buds Take-Along Pal is the perfect baby product that can provide great visual and physical stimuli for your child. Also, if applicable, try allowing the child’s other siblings or even a pet to play nearby during tummy time. Being able to watch a toddler or small puppy at play will keep your little one entertained as well.
The timing that you decide to begin tummytime with your child is another big factor in their comfort level. Make sure your baby isn’t too tired or fussy, and that it’s not directly before or after they eat. A very young child doesn’t have too much control of their bodily functions yet and making sure there are no issues regarding this is important.
Prop Baby Up
As previously mentioned, the first few times your child is placed on their stomach, they may feel very awkward or unsure of the situation. From time to time, propping your baby up will allow them necessary comfort and even a whole new visual experience that could help during this process. Another great position that your child may enjoy involves the use of a medicine ball. Hold onto your baby stomach down on top of a large medicine ball and rock the ball back and forth gently for a different tummy time technique.
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