Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play
|Remember . . . Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play|
How much tummy time should an infant have?Beginning on their first day home from the hospital or in your family child care home or center, play and interact with the baby while he is awake and on the tummy 2 to 3 times each day for a short time (35 minutes), increasing the amount of time as the baby shows he enjoys the activity. A great time to do this is following a diaper change or when the baby wakes up from a nap.
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