Tummy time with your newborn is the most comfortable time that you and your baby will spend together. Many mothers think that tummy time is just the time that baby sits up in the crib, but it is much more. Basically tummy time is the time that your newborn spends resting on his back in his large pouch of air. This is also known as being in a prone position. Tummy time should usually be performed from birth until baby is beginning to crawl.
Your baby will spend approximately six to eight hours a day at his perky stomach. It is during these six to eight hours that your baby will get most of the nourishment that he needs. Therefore, it is essential that you and your baby have a great deal of tummy time throughout the first month of life. At least one hour a day should be spent lying down with your baby on his back and his head resting gently on your chest.
One way to help your baby to have the best out of his tummy time is to allow him to choose his toys. Babies enjoy spending time rolling around in their tummies. This is why it is important that you let him choose the toys that he wants to play with. You can even join in the game by using your own toys or telling him what toy is best.
There are many ways to help your little one get used to his tummy time. If you are not entirely sure that he will like the idea of lying down while you give him food, you may want to start him out lying down with his bottle. Once he begins to get used to this new routine, then you can gradually move him to the actual eating part of his little one’s tummy time routine.
One good way to help your baby get used to his tummy time is to create a special area in your baby’s room where you can lay down with him. In order to do this, you should take measurements of the area where you want to put this special area. Mark the spot where you will place your new “bed” so that you will know where to place it when your baby starts tummy time. Then, you will need to get a flat spot for your baby to sleep in. Make sure that the flat spot is away from electrical outlets.
When your baby gets used to his tummy time, it is important that you continue to keep the flat spot away until your baby is at least one-year-old. During the first month of life it is important for your newborn to have neck control, but you must keep the flat spot away until your little one is at least one-year-old. If you let the flat spot remain in your baby’s room, then he will be unable to get comfortable in his crib and will have a hard time sleeping through the night. You can also try using a heating pad to gently heat the flat spot.
Another important way to help your baby get ready for his tummy time is by learning the important signs that indicate he needs to go to the bathroom. These include crying when he has to go, sitting or standing for extended periods of time, and having an uncooperative attitude toward you during these activities. These are all signs that your newborn needs to go to the bathroom, and signs that will help you know that he is ready for his tummy time. It is important that you do not hurry him into going. You should also remember to give him plenty of praise when he makes it to the bathroom in a timely fashion.
No matter what you do, it is important that babies never stand up on the floor in their cribs. Babies’ bodies are not strong enough to maintain their balance if they have to stand up. The good news is that there are things you can do to help your baby enjoy tummy time while in his crib. Check with your baby’s pediatrician to find out what options are available to help your baby enjoy this wonderful phase of his life.