Tummy time should begin around 1 month of age. Tummy time is important because it increases strength in the neck and arms, and improves head control. Starting tummy time in short intervals will help your baby get used to it.

Tips to make tummy time easier:

  • Prop arms up on pillow but make sure your baby isn’t face planted in blankets or pillows
  • Put something enticing on the other side like your smiling face, a mirror, or a toy
  • Start with 5 minutes and increase to 10 minutes several times a day.