15 Apr 2019

What is the deal with tummy time?

As occupational therapists, we are often asked why parents should place babies on their tummies? Is it really that important? Is it even safe? When should I start letting my baby have tummy time? How long should my baby stay in this position?   In order to answer these questions, we must know what ‘tummy time’ means. Tummy time is the common term that is used to describe a baby’s position when they are placed