What are some tips for tummy time for NICU babies?

Follow these tummy time tips for your NICU baby:
  • Do it early. Begin giving your baby some tummy time on his first day home from the hospital.
  • Do it regularly. Put your baby on his tummy 2 to 3 times each day for a few minutes. As your baby grows, increase the amount of time he plays on his tummy.
  • Do it with your baby. Get down on the floor with your baby. Give him some toys to reach for, or lie down on your back and put him on your chest. Your baby will learn to enjoy playing with you in this position.
  • And remember, if your baby falls asleep, gently place him on his back. For sleep, back is best.

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