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Tummy Time Positions

Mindy SimonThe American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies are placed on their backs for sleeping and on their tummies for supervised play time as part of their daily routine. So many of our carriers, including car seats, car seat stroller combos, bouncers and swings put our kids into a supine (aka, on their backs) position and make it more challenging to incorporate tummy time into your day.  As a PT, I was that person who was making my babies start their tummy time as soon as we were home from the hospital. My oldest and middle child were fairly content with what I referred to as classic tummy time, on their stomachs with maybe a receiving blanket rolled up under their chests and me on the floor in front of them. Then, along came my youngest child, who is also profoundly deaf.

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