The Importance of Building Strong Core Muscles in Infants

As parents, we are constantly seeking ways to help our little ones reach developmental milestones. One crucial milestone that is often overlooked is tummy time support. By placing infants on their stomachs for short periods every day, we can help strengthen their core muscles and promote healthy development.

Tummy time helps babies develop the muscles needed for crawling, rolling, and sitting up. It also aids in the prevention of flat spots on the back of the head. However, some infants may become fussy or dislike being placed on their stomachs. This is where tummy time support comes into play.

A rolled-up towel, cushion, or specialized tummy time pillow can provide the comfort and support needed for babies to enjoy tummy time. It’s important to remember that tummy time does not have to be done all at once, but rather in small intervals throughout the day.

Aside from physical benefits, tummy time support can also aid in cognitive development. Being on their stomachs allows babies to explore the environment around them and view things from a different perspective.

It’s important to note that tummy time support should only be used when supervised and infants should never be left on their stomachs for prolonged periods. As always, consult with your pediatrician if you have any concerns about tummy time or your baby’s development.

By incorporating tummy time support into your baby’s daily routine, you are helping them reach important developmental milestones and promoting a healthy, strong, and happy baby.