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Infant and Child Development Program

Tummy Time Please!


The Canadian Paediatric Society advocates that the safest way for a baby to sleep is on their back, but that supervised awake “tummy time” will support their overall early physical development.  Tummy time can start as young as a few days old and can be for very brief periods of time, several times a day.  Don’t be discouraged if your little one does not like “tummy time” at first.  Every minute of tummy time makes a difference and will help your baby learn to love it!

Here are some positions that encourage tummy time;

a baby on it's tummy on mom's tummy
a baby on it's tummy on a pillow
a baby on its tummy on it's mom's lap
a baby on it's tummy on mom's arms
baby on tummy with Dad
happy baby playing with a toy
a baby on it's tummy over mom's leg

If you live in Lanark County and would like more information, you can call the Lanark Infant and Child Development Program.

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s health or development, please contact your Health Care Provider.

Download a printable PDF copy of the "Tummy Time Please" Information Sheet.