What is Belly Babies? TummyTime?
Does your baby seem to hate ‘tummy time’, or appear to prefer turning their neck to one side most of the time? Does your baby have a bit of a flat head from back sleeping? Do they have a history of tongue tie or problems with gas and reflux? Are you looking for techniques to help them?
Belly Babies: TummyTime! Method is a fun and supportive 4-week class series that expands your infant’s comfort with spending time on their belly. Tummy time maximizes the physical development of head control and head turning in preparation for crawling, and helps babies increase their time on their tummies in a calm and relaxed state. Parents will learn how to help their baby move in and out of tummy time at a comfortable and successful pace.
- Wed. 10/19 – 11/09 (make-up 11/16): 10:30am-11:30am
- Wed. 11/30 – 12/21: 10:30am-11:30am
- Wed. 01/04 – 01/25 (make-up 02/01): 10:30am-11:30am
During the series you will learn about infants’ range of comfort or discomfort while on their tummy, along with how to better understand and soothe your baby by connecting with them. A variety of positions, baby exercises and baby yoga are taught and practiced.
Practicing tummy time routinely will help prevent or improve head flattening due to back sleeping, and is helpful for some breastfeeding/ latching issues, neck weakness or turning problems (torticollis), digestion problems, or babies who don’t seem to like tummy time.