I had the pleasure of hanging out with my friend and her 3 1/2 month old (2 1/2 months corrected) the other day and I just can’t resist the opportunity to check out motor skills. When playing with her son, he is at that stage where his extensors are starting to kick in for short periods. When I give him just a little extra support at his shoulder girdle he is able to lift his head just a little higher and just a little longer. So many times I hear that kids don’t like tummy time, and that can be the case, but when you get down at their level (similar to the picture), it offers a great opportunity for them to engage with you and for you to entertain them! My favorite part of the day was when her husband came home from work and as we were heading out the door for a girls dinner, he asked ‘has he had enough tummy time today?’ And according to my friend, that wasn’t just for my benefit!
Here are some of our past posts on tummy time to give you some inspiration!
Tummy Time: Its a ball! (video link included)