Tummy time play can help babies develop fine and gross motor skills as well as arm and neck strength, but if your baby has low muscle tone, lying prone on the stomach can be really uncomfortable. And if your baby can’t see, they may not have any desire to push themselves up while laying on their stomach.
So how can you encourage tummy time play? How about with a Tumzee? The Tumzee, distributed by Original Baby Company, is designed to help babies lie in a prone position comfortably during play time. It’s sort of like propping your baby over the edge of a pillow, but with more support and leg positioners. It’s really a brilliant idea and I wish we had had one when my little guy was a baby!