Can Babies Be Placed on the Tummy to Play?

Yes. Tummy play is safe and very important for babies from birth, but only when they are awake, not too tired and supervised by an adult. Tummy play helps muscle development in the arms, neck and back and prepares babies for crawling. Tummy play is also very good to help prevent a misshapen (flat) head but remember not to put baby on the tummy to sleep.

Last modified: 13/10/16