Those of you who know me well will be tired of me constantly banging on about the benefits of putting a baby on his/her tummy. However, Peter Walker (who trained me in Baby Massage teaching) has just sent the following through and I felt it worth sharing!
Research from America followed 350 babies from birth to walking. This showed that babies who spend time on their tummies are able to roll over, sit up, creep, crawl and pull themselves up to standing significantly earlier than babies who remain on their backs.
The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) now recommends that babies sleep on their backs but spend wakeful time on their tummies. “Back to Sleep and Tummy to Play” is their message.