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Tummy Time


Pediatrician Matthew Badgett, MD

Babies spend a lot of time on their backs looking up at the ceiling — in their crib, in their car seat and in your arms. Flipping them over onto their stomachs not only gives them a different perspective, but also plays an important role in their development. What is tummy time?

Think of tummy time as your baby’s first exercise. “Tummy time is as simple as putting a baby or infant on their tummy for short periods of time every day to help train them,” Dr. Badgett says.

Tummy time seems (and is) simple, but it has big benefits for your baby. There are four important reasons to prioritize it.

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