Q. How long should tummy time last?
A. From infancy, it is very important that babies get plenty of tummy time throughout the day. We typically recommend a minimum of one hour each day. To make this a great experience for both you and your baby, try breaking it into short 5-10 minute increments throughout the day. Remember, tummy time doesn’t have to be done only on the floor; you can also do tummy time on your lap or even your chest. We encourage tummy time because it helps to strengthen the muscles in a child’s neck and back, which are used to hold their head up. These muscles are also instrumental in allowing your child the strength to sit and crawl. If you feel your child is struggling in any of these areas, a pediatric therapist can help!
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