Tummy Time & Your Child’s Development

Tummy time, the amount of time your baby spends on their belly while awake and supervised, is the foundation of sensory motor skills development in an infant.

According to a report published in the peer-reviewed journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, pediatric societies “strongly encourage ‘a certain amount of tummy time’ … to counteract the effects of sleep position on awake positioning practices and subsequent development.”

Tummy time helps young children to strengthen the muscles in their core, upper body and hands. It also incorporates exercises that positively impact speech, vision, balance and coordination as well as other challenges your baby will encounter in their new gravity-ruled environment.

Furthermore, tummy time promotes a stronger connection with caregivers, and helps with feeding and digestion issues, such as gas and acid reflux. It also reduces flat spots on a baby’s head, which can develop from sleeping and playing on their back. As a result, tummy time can have a significant effect on your baby’s later development.

Learn more about how the Tummy Time Method can benefit your child at tummytimemethod.com.

Sign Up for Tummy Time Classes at Skills 4 Life!

Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers Tummy Time classes for infants.

Parents will learn creative ways to engage their baby in fun activities on their tummies that positively impact their baby’s neurodevelopment.

Click here to learn more and sign up for Tummy Time Classes Today


About Yrma Perdomo:

Yrma Perdomo is a registered & licensed Occupational Therapist (MS OTR/L) with a specialty in neurodevelopmental intervention strategies for children from birth to 4 years old. Her mission is to educate parents in the use and application of an easy 8 phase process of TUMMY TIME as a preventive treatment intervention and give parents evidence-based tools that further support their child’s neurological development through their lifespan.

About Skills 4 Life:

Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers a broad range of pediatric occupational therapy services in the Boulder & Denver area to help your child master age-appropriate developmental skills, become more independent, increase academic success & develop confidence. The experts at Skills 4 Life specialize in handwriting, keyboarding & executive function coaching, but also work with children on social & emotional learning, motor skills, self-regulation strategies & activities of daily living. Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers your child a safe, compassionate environment to learn the critical skills they need to be successful. Learn more about our team & services at www.skills4lifeot.com, or you can contact our office by email at karina@skills4lifeot.com or by phone at 303.351.1828 for a free consultation.

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