Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tummy Time for Infants

While an infant is engaged in exploring in the infant area throughout the day, I move the little one around for different exposures. I move him/her from the bouncy seat, to tummy time, to lap time (one-on-one time with infant and me), and an ExerSaucer.

Why is tummy time so important?
Tummy time is good for two main reasons:
1) For their brain development - as they explore with their senses.
2) For their muscle development – as they are strengthening their muscles by moving around.

I give infants ample opportunities to explore. This is encouraged to learn how to push up while lying on his/her tummy, rolling over from tummy to back and back to tummy, scooting or reaching for a toy, getting up on his/her hands and knees and sitting up on his/her own. It’s important to have that interaction with you as well as exploring independently in a safe infant area.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject.


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