Tummy Time For Babies!
Today I’m going to be talking about tummy time.
So the first reason why tummy time is really important is because babies are sleeping primarily on their backs, they’re in car seats, they’re in carriers, they’re in some form of container. And the reason why this is bad is being in a container or laying on their back for prolonged periods of time causes them to have pressure applied to the back of their head. And over time, this pressure can cause a flat spot. And the reason why tummy time helps negate that is because, not only is it giving them freedom of movement of their head to look left and right, and up and down, but it also makes sure that there’s no pressure on the back of their head so that their craniums can form properly.
Another reason why tummy time is really important is that it increases the strength in their back, neck, shoulders and their core. So when they gain the strength, they’re able to reach their first milestone of looking up and then being able to look left and right. But another reason why it’s important is because when they gain this strength, they then get to learn how to coordinate it; to be able to look up and reach for items, put their hand above their head, and then eventually use their core muscles and their leg muscles to be able to turn to roll over, from the belly, to back, and back to belly. And then, eventually this strength turns into them being able to push up onto their hands, and then eventually use their core to push up and bring their knees up underneath them to begin to crawl. So tummy time isn’t just important for them to reach their first milestone, but the milestones to come, so it lays an important foundation for your baby’s neurodevelopment.
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Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/WmsqAey1DYc