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Tummy Time is for Newborns

All parents want to do what is best for their children. Parenthood is very challenging in the beginning with feeding and sleeping and nappy changing being the biggest priority. Once the initial stress settles and some routines emerge, parents become aware that there are a lot of things to do with baby and some are more important than others.

This program can empower new parents by providing them with information that will help optimise their baby’s development. It includes tummy time advice with video tips from newborn to 9 months. It will also provide information about management and/or prevention of Developmental Hip Dysplasia, Congenital Torticollis, Flat Head Syndrome (Cranial Plagiocephaly) and Talipes.

This program is perfect for you if:

  1. You have a baby under the age of 3 months.
  2. You’ve never heard of tummy time!
  3. Your baby hates tummy time and you need some suggestions to help him love it.
  4. You’ve noticed that your baby’s head is not a perfect sphere.
  5. You’ve noticed that your baby prefers to look to one side.
  6. Your baby is having her hips monitored and/or being diagnosed with developmental hip dysplasia.

Libby Borman is a very experienced physio and has worked with many parents who have concerns about their baby. She has created this resource so new parents have quality advice, early on, so that problems can be prevented or managed early. Conditions such as flattened head syndrome are more common since the SIDS campaign promoted sleeping on the back as been the safest. It is the safest so this means baby needs to be in different positions when he is awake.

If you have particular concerns about your baby, we would recommend an online consultation and/or you discussing this with a health professional. Your child health nurse, GP, paediatrician or local physiotherapist may be able to help you and your baby.

This program is currently in development. Please click on the following links to find some information about tummy time: