The Benefits Of Tummy Time With Your Baby

From the moment your baby is born, they are ready to learn and take on this big new world. They need all the help from us for the growth and development that will happen during the next couple years, especially the first few months of their life.

Tummy time plays a huge role in this early developmental period and should be started right away. When they get a little bigger and get the OK from their pediatrician, start doing tummy time on a play mat.

So why is tummy time so important?

Develop strong neck and shoulder muscleHelps master head controlBoosts motor skillPrevents the back of their head from developing flat spots (plagiocephaly)Alleviates gas painHelps practice for other milestones like rolling over, crawling, and sitting up.

Here are some ways to make tummy time more enjoyable

Start slow. I recommend doing for a minute then work your way up in 5 minute increments until you get to 30 minutes by the time they are 5-6 months old.Get down to their level

Gross Motor Skill

The spacious play area lets babies stretch their bodies, experiment with movement and rollover, while the activities, mirror and electronic bird toy help extend tummy time.

Fine Motor Skill

While lying on the back and tummy, baby practices grasping skills and develops hand control.

Cognition

The Gymini® grows with babies and supports your little ones through their cognitive development. It helps them understand the idea of cause and effect through simple play in the first months and, as they grow, helps them develop and learn with its more sophisticated features.

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