By: Brittany Gartner, PT, DPT
Bio: Brittany Gartner is a Physical Therapist at the Little Light House in Tulsa, OK. She completed her undergraduate and doctorate degree at Arkansas State University. She began her career in a pediatric outpatient setting, serving children birth-21 years old, before transitioning to the preschool setting. Her primary specialties as a therapist include educating parents and patients on normal child development, custom orthotics, prescribing equipment, and seating and positioning. Since 2013, she has worked at the Little Light House serving children ages birth- 6 years with developmental disabilities. Her passion is educating parents on ways to promote their child’s development through therapeutic play and empowering them to be their child’s best advocate.
If you have spent any time reading through blogs, parenting magazines, or talking with a physical therapist, you probably know how important TUMMY TIME is, right? The majority of parents have probably already rolled their eyes and thought, “Yeah, try telling that to my baby!” Tummy time is essential for your baby to develop a strong neck, arms, and core muscles. It prepares them for rolling, sitting, crawling, and prevents flat head syndrome. If you are like most parents, you struggle to get much tummy time done because your baby isn’t the biggest fan of being on his tummy!
If you want to make tummy time more enjoyable for both YOU and your BABY, here are 10 tricks you can try!
10 Ways to Make Tummy Time More Fun