Thursday Apr 25, 2024

80 | 3 Creative Tips for Newborn Tummy Time without the Tears

Show Notes for Episode 80: 3 Creative Ways to Have Newborn Tummy Time Without the Tears

Hey there, beautiful mamas! Welcome back to our cozy corner where we navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood together. Today, we’re tackling a topic that might just change your daily routine: tummy time, but with a twist. If you’ve ever felt like you're failing because your little one won’t stop crying during tummy time, you're not alone, and you're definitely not failing.

There was a time when tummy time felt like an impossible task. The crying, the stress—it felt like a clear sign of failure on my part. But what if I told you that there are ways to turn those tears into giggles and bonding moments?

Why Even Bother with Tummy Time? Beyond the tears and frustration, tummy time plays a crucial role in your baby's development, from gross motor skills to preventing certain developmental delays. Yet, it’s not just about the physical benefits; it's about making those moments enjoyable and beneficial for both you and your baby.

So, How Can We Make It Tear-Free? I've delved deep into this and found three incredibly creative strategies that not only make tummy time a joy but also strengthen your bond with your baby. And yes, they're backed by research! 

Why This Matters: These aren't just tips; they're a way to reimagine a routine that can sometimes feel daunting. It’s about turning a must-do into a want-to-do, for both your sake and your baby's.

Eager to dive deeper into these strategies and start enjoying tummy time with your newborn? Then this episode is just what you've been waiting for. Together, we'll explore how to make the most of these precious moments, backed by insights from recent studies and a little bit of motherly wisdom.

Remember, every moment with your little one is an opportunity to grow, bond, and create joyful memories—even during tummy time. Tune in to discover how to make it a tear-free experience for your newborn (and maybe even for you too).

Until then, keep loving, keep growing, and as always, keep trusting your motherly instincts. You’ve got this, mama!


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  • Little EE, Legare CH, Carver LJ. Culture, carrying, and communication: Beliefs and behavior associated with babywearing. Infant Behav Dev. 2019.

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