Tummy Time

What the heck is tummy time?! Here’s a breakdown of what tummy time is and a few helpful tips! 


  • Tummy time is literally just putting your kid on their tummy. They make it sound so fancy!
  • Always under supervision, your baby can start right after birth as long as they’ll tolerate it whether it’s 20 seconds or 10 minutes.
  • You can do it on a flat surface, mom’s belly, amongst friends.
  • If your kid hates tummy time try propping them up on a pillow or distracting them with a toy.  
  • By strengthening their neck muscles, they’ll be able to sit, roll-over, and eventually crawl.
  • Also, don’t forget to watch out for the older sibling!

Elle Walker is a co-founder at What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (9, 6, 4). In her spare time, she loves testing out kids activities (often muttering, "Pinterest, you lie"), to find the best play that minimize set-up, reduce costs, and uses stuff up around the house. Follow her behind the scenes at Instagram @whatsupelle. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}