Sunday, June 29, 2008

How much Tummy Time is enough?

This question about tummy time has been asked a lot, but now there is an answer. A study was presented at the NDTA 2008 National Conference which revealed that the minimum amount of tummy time was one and one half hours a day ( 1 1/2 ). More time is better but 1 and 1/2 hours spread out during the day was the minimum amount that made a difference. For best results, start tummy time as soon as your baby gets home from the hospital. There will be less protests from the baby and the benefits will start right away. This is important for all babies but especially for preemies and babies with other issues at birth.

It's great to finally have an answer to the question, "How much tummy time does my baby need?"

Vickie PT