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Guide Happy parents

infant

number of advice: 20

toddler

number of advice: 18

junior

number of advice: 15

Lying on the belly

advice in category: toddler

If you want your baby to develop normal motor abilities, make sure you lay it on its belly. To do so, prepare a blanket, spread it on the floor or bed and lay your baby on it.

Don’t leave it unattended, otherwise the baby may get hurt. Make sure you remove any easy-to-swallow, tiny objects from the baby’s reach.

If your baby is around 6 months old, it should be able to turn over from the back onto the belly without help. If it can’t do that yet, don’t worry - each baby is different and yours will surely learn how to do this soon. Laying your baby on its belly is not only good for motor development but also fun. For example, you can draw shapes on your baby’s back with your finger and at the same time tell a story. The baby will be delighted.

Babies who lie on their bellies at least once a day are able to lift their heads and crawl sooner than others. But some of them simply don’t like it and express their objection by loud crying. If your baby is among them, don’t force it to do anything - maybe it’s not the right time yet.

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