Health Tip: Help Keep Baby Moving

By on June 30, 2010

Babies, just as their adult counterparts should, are encouraged to get lots of exercise.

The Nemours Foundation offers these suggestions to promote baby’s movement:

  • Allow your baby to spread out and move in an area that’s safe.
  • Don’t let your baby spend too much time in a car seat, stroller or crib, which limits baby’s movement.
  • Give baby plenty of supervised tummy time to prepare for crawling.
  • Help baby get onto his or her hands and knees.
  • Place a toy just out of baby’s reach, encouraging baby to figure out how to retrieve it.
  • Promote walking by letting baby hold onto furniture or your hands as baby moves.

Source: HealthDay

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