Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Is your baby getting enough tummy time 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that awake and observed infants should  receive a certain amount of tummy time to promote development .Encouraging your child to play on his  tummy will help strengthen shoulder and neck muscles and thus  provide the important foundation for the development of crawling and good eye-hand coordination skills,such as handwriting and playing sports .Many children are initially resistant to playing on their stomachs but will  soon begin to enjoy the experience.

Place your baby on his stomach on a safe place on the floor on a rug.While your child is playing on his stomach ,put toys all around him to encourage him to move towards them.

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