Every day I meet parents with the same question:
"He cries immediately when I put him on his belly", "he doesn't like it", "the paediatrician told me".
Yes I know, many children don't like to be on their belly. I hear this every day.
In addition it is the recommendation for the prevention against the deformation of the heads of our little ones.
This is called plagiocephaly or brachycephaly.
Opinion of the Physiotherapist specialised in pediatrics
For the prevention of head deformity and for the development of the child's motor skills, I recommend putting the child on its belly during the awake phase, never when crying, according to the indications below:
To get this tummy time, you need to start slowly, always respecting your baby's endurance and willingness.
Place a small rolled towel under the armpits to enhance it.
The more he is raised, the more he will appreciate the position.
On the first day, there might only be a minute left, but the next day two minutes.
Increase the time each day and you will see the progress.
Why put the baby on the floor ?
The stages of motor development are only acquired on the floor.
In recent years, the maternal instinct has often been inhibited by certain medical recommendations.
In particular, since the instruction not to let the baby sleep on his tummy. Except that the full sentence was: Sleep on your back and play on your tummy. But the whole sentence has been forgotten. And over the years, young mothers have even become afraid to put their child to sleep awake on their tummy. This advice has saved many children from unexpected death. (The High Authority for Health has changed the title from 'sudden death' to 'unexpected death').
A child who does not know the belly time will not learn to crawl.
Paediatricians and early childhood practitioners note that the number of children who do not develop motor skills in an orderly fashion by skipping milestones is increasing every year.
Here are our recommendations for time spent on the tummy.
0 - 1 month
15 to 20 min per day
1 – 2 month
20 to 30 min per day
2 – 3 month
30 to 45 min per day
3 – 4 month
45 min per day
4 – 5 month
45 – 60 min par jour
From 5 months
The baby remains mostly on its belly by itself.
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