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At what age should I start my newborn with daily tummy time?

I place her on my chest now tummy down and she can hold her 4 week old neck up pretty well. When should I start placing her on her tummy on the playmats, etc?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Now- even newborns need tummy time when awake. If you wait too long, they will balk and cry- I work in the Nicu and we always instruct parents to start TT immediately (with proper supervision).

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:06 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Now, my son had tummy time at the hospital nursery.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:14 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • i did from the time mine were born start out slow like 10 mins n work up to a longer time
    amommyslife03

    Answer by amommyslife03 at 11:24 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • 2 months is when I started
    jessesmama22

    Answer by jessesmama22 at 11:59 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • from day one!
    Jessaroo1987

    Answer by Jessaroo1987 at 12:12 AM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Now AND WEAR HER OFTEN. Being upright in a sling builds strength.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 10:29 AM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I started from day one, but both DD's were holding up their head from day one.
    xxjadedhaloxx

    Answer by xxjadedhaloxx at 11:23 AM on Sep. 18, 2010

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