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Tummy time: Helping your babyTTummy time: Helping your babyTummy time: Helping your babyEnglishDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)StomachNAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT;Lori Burton, OT000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>You can position your infant on their stomach while they are awake and supervised to prevent head deformities and promote healthy child development. Learn about the benefits of tummy time, and how to encourage it for your child.<br></p><h2>What is tummy time?</h2> <p>Your baby should always sleep on their back. This has been shown to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). But if a baby spends too much time on their back, it can lead to a condition called positional plagiocephaly or baby flat-head. This is when a baby's skull becomes deformed by spending too much time in the same position. Ensure your baby is turning their head to the left and the right while sleeping on their back. Also make sure they are spending time in a variety of positions when they are awake.</p> <p>To help prevent head deformities and promote healthy development, you can position your baby on their stomach while they are awake and supervised. Babies should spend a total of about 1.5 hours (90 minutes) every day on their tummies. Remember, "Back to sleep - tummy to play!" </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Babies should sleep on their backs. Their heads should be turning to the left and right while sleeping to avoid flattened head syndrome.</li> <li>Babies should spend a total of about 1.5 hours (90 minutes) every day on their tummies. This can be spread out over many short periods of tummy time. </li> <li>Tummy time prevents head deformities and promotes healthy child development. </li> <li>There are many ways to help your baby enjoy tummy time. </li> </ul>
وقت وضع الطفل على بطنه: مساعدة طفلكووقت وضع الطفل على بطنه: مساعدة طفلكTummy time: Helping your babyArabicDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)StomachNAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZLori Burton, OT;Kathleen Patton7.0000000000000072.0000000000000495.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>يمكنك وضع طفلك على بطنه بينما يكون مستيقظا ومُراقبا لمنع تشوهات في الرأس وتشجيع نمو الطفل الصحي. تعلم عن فوائد وقت الوضع على البطن، وكيفية تشجيع طفلك على قبوله.</p>
俯卧时间:对宝宝有利俯卧时间:对宝宝有利Tummy time: Helping your babyChineseSimplifiedDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)StomachNAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZLori Burton, OTWritten by Kathleen Patton72.00000000000007.00000000000000495.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z婴儿醒着时,在大人的监督下,可使其趴在肚子上,这样可以预防婴儿头部极性,促进孩子的健康发育。了解俯卧的益处,并固定孩子保持俯卧姿势。<br>
俯臥時間:對寶寶有利俯臥時間:對寶寶有利Tummy Time: Helping Your BabyChineseTraditionalDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)StomachNAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZLori Burton, OTWritten by Kathleen Patton72.00000000000007.00000000000000495.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z嬰兒醒著時,在大人的監督下,可使其趴在肚子上,這樣可以預防嬰兒頭部極性,促進孩子的健康發育。瞭解俯臥的益處,幷固定孩子保持俯臥姿勢。
Eveil sur le ventre: aider votre bébéEEveil sur le ventre: aider votre bébéTummy time: Helping your babyFrenchDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)StomachNAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT;Lori Burton, OT000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Afin d'aider à prévenir les déformations de la tête et à promouvoir un développement sain, vous pouvez positionner votre bébé sur son ventre quand il est éveillé et supervisé.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce que l’éveil sur le ventre?</h2> <p>Votre bébé doit toujours dormir sur le dos. On a montré qu’il était ainsi possible de réduire le risque de mort subite du nourrisson (MSN). Cependant, si un bébé passe trop de temps sur le dos, il peut développer un trouble que l’on nomme la <a href="/Article?contentid=24&language=French">plagiocéphalie positionnelle</a> ou syndrome de la tête plate. Dans ce cas, le crâne du bébé se déforme parce qu’il a passé trop de temps dans la même position.</p> <p>Afin d’aider à prévenir les déformations de la tête et à promouvoir un développement sain, vous pouvez positionner votre bébé sur son ventre quand il est éveillé et supervisé. Les bébés devraient passer un total d’environ une heure et demie (90 minutes) sur le ventre chaque jour. Assurez-vous que votre bébé passe du temps dans une variété de positions. N’oubliez pas, « Dodo sur le dos mais on joue sur le ventre! » (d'après la campagne anglophone "Back to sleep — tummy to play!").</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Les bébés doivent dormir sur le dos. Leur tête devrait pouvoir tourner vers la droite et la gauche lorsqu'ils dorment, afin d'éviter le développement du syndrome de la tête plate.</li> <li>Les bébés devraient passer un total d’environ une heure et demie (90 minutes) sur le ventre chaque jour. Ce temps peut être réparti en plusieurs brèves périodes passées sur le ventre.</li> <li>Ce temps passé sur le ventre permet de prévenir les déformations de la tête et favorise un développement sain de l’enfant.</li> <li>Il existe de nombreuses façons d’aider votre bébé à apprécier l’éveil du ventre.</li> </ul>
Cómo ayudar a su bebé a estar cómodo boca abajoCCómo ayudar a su bebé a estar cómodo boca abajoTummy Time: Helping Your BabySpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZLori Burton, OTWritten by Kathleen Patton72.00000000000007.000000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Usted puede colocar al lactante sobre su vientre, mientras esté despierto y bajo supervisión.<br></p>
குப்புறப் படுக்கும் நேரம் (டமி டைம்): உங்கள் பிள்ளைக்கு உதவி செய்தல்குப்புறப் படுக்கும் நேரம் (டமி டைம்): உங்கள் பிள்ளைக்கு உதவி செய்தல்Tummy Time: Helping Your BabyTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZLori Burton, OTWritten by Kathleen Patton72.00000000000007.00000000000000495.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>தலை உருக்குலைவதைத் தடுப்பதற்கும் ஆரோக்கியமான நிலையை மேம்படுத்தவும்.<br></p>
ٹمی ٹائم: آپ کے بچے کی مدد کے لیےٹٹمی ٹائم: آپ کے بچے کی مدد کے لیےTummy Time: Helping Your BabyUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZLori Burton, OTWritten by Kathleen Patton72.00000000000007.00000000000000495.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Zآپ اپنے شیرخوار بچے کو پیٹ کے بل رکھ سکتے ہیں۔ جب وہ جاگ رہے ہوں اور آپ دیکھ رہے ہوں ان کے سر کو خرابی سے بچانے کے لیے اور صحت مند نشونما کے لیے۔ ٹمی ٹائم کے فائدے جاننے کے لیے لکھیں اور کیسے اپنے بچے کی حوصلہ افزائی کر سکتے ہیں۔

 

 

Tummy time: Helping your baby296.000000000000Tummy time: Helping your babyTummy time: Helping your babyTEnglishDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)StomachNAConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-03-05T05:00:00ZDorothy Kim, BHSc, MScPT;Lori Burton, OT000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>You can position your infant on their stomach while they are awake and supervised to prevent head deformities and promote healthy child development. Learn about the benefits of tummy time, and how to encourage it for your child.<br></p><h2>What is tummy time?</h2> <p>Your baby should always sleep on their back. This has been shown to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). But if a baby spends too much time on their back, it can lead to a condition called positional plagiocephaly or baby flat-head. This is when a baby's skull becomes deformed by spending too much time in the same position. Ensure your baby is turning their head to the left and the right while sleeping on their back. Also make sure they are spending time in a variety of positions when they are awake.</p> <p>To help prevent head deformities and promote healthy development, you can position your baby on their stomach while they are awake and supervised. Babies should spend a total of about 1.5 hours (90 minutes) every day on their tummies. Remember, "Back to sleep - tummy to play!" </p><h2>Benefits of tummy time for your baby</h2> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Baby_on_tummy_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Baby lying on the floor on their tummy, playing with blocks" /> </figure> <p>Placing your baby on their tummy has many benefits:</p><ul><li>prevents baby flathead, or deformed skull (positional plagiocephaly)</li><li>helps your baby develop head control<br></li><li>strengthens the upper body, including back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands</li><li>promotes development of gross motor skills like crawling, sitting and rolling</li><li>promotes development of fine motor skills and play skills</li><li>promotes sensory development by changing the environment and how your baby sees the world around them</li></ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Babies should sleep on their backs. Their heads should be turning to the left and right while sleeping to avoid flattened head syndrome.</li> <li>Babies should spend a total of about 1.5 hours (90 minutes) every day on their tummies. This can be spread out over many short periods of tummy time. </li> <li>Tummy time prevents head deformities and promotes healthy child development. </li> <li>There are many ways to help your baby enjoy tummy time. </li> </ul><h2>Activities for tummy time</h2> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/torticollis_exercise_tummy_time_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Baby lying on the floor on their tummy with a rolled towel under the chest" /> </figure> <p>To make sure your baby spends time in a variety of positions, try these activities:</p><ul><li>Position toys on both sides of your baby's head within their field of view. This will help your child learn to turn their head in both directions and give them something fun to look at.<br></li><li>Place your baby's chest on a rolled towel, cushion or over your knees. This may be more comfortable for your baby. It can also improve upper body strength and head control. </li><li>Lay your baby on your chest while you are lying back. This will help your baby develop head control and upper body strength in a safe and enjoyable position.</li></ul><p>Once your baby can lift their head and push up onto their forearms, try these ideas:</p><ul><li>Use mirrors and toys around your baby to encourage weight shifting and reaching. This strengthens the arms, hands and back muscles to prepare your baby for sitting, rolling and crawling.</li><li>Play Peek-A-Boo while you and your baby are both on your tummies. Hold a blanket between you, and encourage your baby to pull down the blanket. This game helps strengthen the muscles your baby uses for crawling, sitting and fine motor skills. It also helps with language and with social and mental skills.</li></ul> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Tummy_time_Airplane_game_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Smiling mother lying on her back while holding baby in the air above her" /> </figure> <p>Once your baby has good control of their head and is able to sit, try playing "airplane." Lift your baby at the hips and/or waist, or rest your baby on your bent legs and move them up and down. This will help strengthen neck and back muscles to allow your baby to lift their head up.</p><p>We live in an era where children are consistently placed on their backs: in car seats, in bed and in strollers. Try holding your baby in a variety of positions, including over your knees or chest, to increase tummy time.<br></p><h2>Encouraging tummy time with your baby</h2><p>If your baby dislikes being on their stomach, here are some ways to encourage tummy time:</p><ul><li>Give your baby something fun and interesting to look at, like a toy, a mirror or your face.</li><li>Slowly increase tummy time. Short and frequent tummy time experiences allow your baby to become familiar and feel safe in this position.</li><li>Include short tummy time experiences whenever you change, dress or hold your baby.</li><li>Slowly roll your baby from their back to their tummy. This can be less startling for babies compared to simply placing them on their tummies.</li><li>Firm, flat surfaces can be easier for babies as they learn to use their upper body muscles while playing on their tummies.</li></ul><h3>If your child is in hospital</h3><p>If your child has to spend time in hospital, it may not be possible to place them on their stomach. Talk to your occupational therapist and/or physiotherapist for ideas on how to encourage your child's development during this time.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/tummy_time_helping_your_baby.jpgtummytimeTummy time: Helping your babyFalse

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