Tummy Time Abilities at 2 Months

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Many parents hear Tummy Time is important and know doing Tummy Time helps baby build muscles and skills to meet their future motor milestones. But how do you know baby is making progress during Tummy Time?

Use these abilities to ensure baby is continuing to develop though Tummy Time. Use time on the floor to play as an alternative to baby being in a carrier or bouncy seat.

2 Months:
• Spends at least one minute in Tummy Time several times a day without becoming upset, when otherwise happy
• Majority of Tummy Time should be done on the floor
• Baby may tilt their head to one side. Watch to make sure they alternate tilting to both directions instead of always favoring one side, which may be a possible sign of positional torticollis

Tip at 2 Months: Face baby different directions in their crib each night to help develop neck muscles by turning a different direction to look at you each morning.

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