tummy time

Why Tummy Time is so Important from a Physical Therapist's Perspective

By Robin Tacchetti, creator and owner of the Biddy Belly

So we all have heard, "back to sleep, tummy to play," but is that really happening?  We know that sleeping on the back is the best position for babies to reduce the risk of SIDS, however, babies tend to not get enough playtime on their bellies.   This supervised playtime also known as 'tummy time' is very important for gross motor and cognitive development.  » Read more

Baby Basics 101: Caring for a Newborn

Caring for a newborn has its ups and downs, and everyone who has done it before you seems to have an "expert" opinion on how you should do things. Some general advice may be helpful, but in many cases people don't take into account the fact that every baby (and every mother) is different. What works for someone else might not work for you and your baby. » Read more

Tummy Time Tactics

With all the sleeping your baby does she may not spend enough time on her tummy. You know how important it is for your baby to go to sleep on her back but tummy time is also important. Tummy time helps your baby to strengthen the muscles in her upper body and neck. Not only does tummy time help your baby build muscle strength but, it also helps her developing brain. » Read more