The benefits of tummy time
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016: Exploring the Benefits of Tummy Time

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Including tummy time in your daily routine is a great way to give your baby a great start in life and there are many benefits in doing so.

This includes assisting their development in lots of areas including crawling and hand-eye coordination whilst helping to strengthen their head and shoulder muscles.

In this episode, you’ll find out all about tummy time including:-

  • How to get started.
  • Tips to encourage your baby and get the most out of it.
  • Information on the many ways it benefits your baby.

Here’s what I talk about…

  • [01:40] Introducing tummy time and what it’s all about.
  • [02:40] Some home truths about tummy time.
  • [03:17] Being aware of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and the dangers when your baby is on their tummy.
  • [04:35] Getting started with tummy time for newborns.
  • [04:57] The benefits of tummy time for parent/carer and baby.
  • [07:27] Reasons why your baby may not want tummy time.
  • [10:02] Tips to help you get the most out of tummy time.
  • [11:27] Suggestions to encourage your baby further.
  • [18:35] Developmental milestones of tummy time.
  • [20:51] When is tummy time not advisable to use?

Also, I wanted to help get you started with some tummy time routines. Click here to grab my free 4 simple tummy time routines cheatsheet.

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