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Tummy Time

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Tummy Time

Cuddly Cubs have been doing lots of tummy time this week. Tummy time is very important because it helps to build the muscles your baby needs for sitting and crawling.

You can start doing tummy time from birth by lying your baby on your chest (but only do this when you’re wide awake and unlikely to fall asleep).

Little and often is best to begin with. Gradually increase the amount of time you do this day by day. Then, when your baby is ready, try doing tummy time on the floor. If your baby has difficulty lifting their head, you can roll up a towel and put it under their armpits. Put some toys nearby for them to reach out to.

Only do tummy time when your baby is awake and alert, and you’re there to keep an eye on them.

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