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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can i help my baby have fun during tummy time?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Place toys around: Make sure there are bright objects or stuffed animals all around the baby's possible viewpoints. That way whichever direction your baby looks there is something interesting to look at. Also, keep tummy time to a minimum at first when your baby is getting used to it. Gradually increase the time as your baby begins to have more fun.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Offer fun toys: Tummy time is great for your baby's development. Provide bright, stimulating toys in front of your baby to encourage him/her to explore the environment. Talk to your baby and encourage frequent periods of tummy time daily. It appears that stimulation to your baby's hands may has long term benefits more than helping to turn over (such as helping with handwriting & fine motor skills later in life!).

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A 23-year-old member asked:

How can I help my baby enjoy tummy time?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Lay down with her: Get down on the floor with her. Singing and playing games with her will encourage her to stay there longer.
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