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How To: Tummy Time

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How To Tummy Time

Tummy time is crucial for healthy development of a baby’s strong neck and shoulder muscles and promotes motor skills and milestones! It can also prevent any flat spots from developing on your baby’s head (known as positional plagiocephaly). But, tummy time is not always easy or enjoyable for you or your baby! Your baby may be fussy or you may not know what to look for during this important time with your baby. 

Fit Family Physical Therapy is here to help! We have broken down “how to tummy time” with tips, tricks, troubleshooting, and images of what to look for at each age.  Knowing how to tummy time is a skill and we are here to break it down for you and your baby.  As a reminder, both you and your baby should always be awake for tummy time.  Never leave your baby unattended during tummy time. 

If you or someone you know needs more than just these tips for tummy time or your child has torticollis or plagiocephaly, reach out to us at Fit Family Physical Therapy for an evaluation! We can help evaluate and provide custom treatment to start making improvements in these conditions immediately.

This free download includes images of what your baby should look like at each age during tummy time, tips, tricks, and troubleshooting tummy time.  We are giving you the skills to feel confident in tummy time with your baby! 

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