Aren’t babies the cutest thing? As adorable as they are however, they are also very fragile and sensitive individuals. They require all the love, care, and supervision of their parents or their care provider. With this, our Daycare Center in Orlando, Florida takes charge of the babies entrusted to us with all our love and compassion.
As professional child care providers, our staff team is also well-trained to extend quality infant care to your little one. When you have urgent errands to run or if you need excellent supervision to your precious angels, we’ve got your back.
Now, what about tummy time? This is the practice of letting your baby lie on their tummy for some minutes. As your partners in quality child care, we gladly support the practice of tummy time especially as it gives the following benefits to your baby:
- Strengthens Upper Body
When your baby spends regular amount of time on their tummy every day, they can develop their strength of their neck, trunk, back, and arms. These are essential milestones in your baby’s life before they turn a year old. However, their tummy time also needs to be supervised, that’s why in our preschool in West Orlando, we have child care providers who are always there to ensure that your baby is safe and well.
- Improves Motor Skills
With the regular practice of lying on their tummy, your baby can learn to roll over or sit down on their own. Because they have increased the strength of their body, they can also easily improve on crawling, reaching for you, or even turning around. These skills are vital milestones to monitor if your baby is growing and developing as expected of their age.
- Avoids Flat Head
For the baby who consistently lies down on their back, the tendency to develop a flattened portion of their head can occur. While a flattened portion of the head is nothing to be alarmed about in most situations, there had been severe cases called plagiocephaly, which leads to the distortion of the baby’s face. These occurrences can be avoided when the baby is given regular and supervised tummy time.
- Helps Prevent Torticollis
Torticollis is the condition wherein a baby’s head tilts unnaturally due to the stiffening of the neck muscles. Tummy time helps prevent this condition so that the baby’s neck develops normally.
Tummy time can be practiced as early as your baby’s first two weeks for about 30 seconds up to a minute. You can position your baby on your lap so they can learn to adjust to this position. When your baby is in our day care center, we can continue this practice for you.
When it comes to the overall development of your baby, you can trust us at Learning Curve Academy to be your experienced and professional partners. Aside from infant care, we also support your child if they want to have voluntary pre kindergarten in Pine Hills Area. Just ask if you’re interested.