What do we do for tummy time?
First, remember that in the first few weeks and months any time not spent on their back is considered tummy time. This includes time in a carrier, being held by caregivers, resting on your chest, and of course the traditional time on their belly. Start small - at small angles (using a boppy for support or laying on your chest) and for small amounts of time. Build up these areas as your baby gets stronger until you are able to lay them on their play mat for a longer amount of time. Using a mirror on the wall at floor height will also encourage them to look around at their space and still be able to see you close by. Books propped up on the floor next to your baby will also add variety to what they’re looking at and offer motivation.