Since she sleeps on her back to reduce the risk of sudden infant death, Sarah needs to spend some of her awake time on her tummy to develop physically and mentally. Tummy time allows her to strengthen her neck and upper back muscles to avoid things that may smother her.
Strong muscles allow Sarah to roll over, sit and crawl. She gets a different view of the world from her tummy! Turning her head to respond to what’s happening allows her to engage the world.
Flat spots develop when babies are on their backs too long. Tummy time can start the second month after birth as long as she is comfortable with it. Five or ten minutes a couple of times daily is a great start.
Playtime with babies enhances them cognitively by teaching them cause-and-effect and engages physically and in terms of language.
Enjoy baby. The first year just flies by! Claudia
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