First Aid? Nope – Tummy Time!

Morning!

Our Lil Pudding is 3 months old! We have officially past the Newborn 4th trimester stage and now it’s time for more fun, alertness and everything else that comes with a 3-6 month old baby.

Unlike Lil Dumpling, her older brother, Pud loves to sleep – she’s been doing up to 7 hour stints at night, only waking at around 3-4 am for a feed then back to sleep until 6:30. I’m working on getting her to sleep a little later but this is much better than every 2 hours like her brother did!! 😫

Another difference between them is whilst Dumpling wasn’t interested in tummy time (read: he despised it!) Pudding will happily lay on her tummy provided she’s entertained. We’ve worked up from 1-2 minutes when she was a few weeks old to around 6-7 minutes at a time.

 

 

The most random but effective playtime accessory I’ve used to encourage this is a foil blanket.

It’s super reflective and noisy to the touch which is perfect for baby sensory play.

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Pudding showing off her head control skills on her foil blanket

The noisy and shiny blanket distracts Pudding  from the fact that she’s on their tummy for longer.

I got this one from Amazon for under £3 and it’s huge enough to fit a few babies on it for playtime. Light up LED balls are a huge favourite with the blanket as are bubbles.

If you have a little one who seems to hate tummy time, try using one of these blankets next time you want to play with baby on their tummy. I wouldn’t be without one now and they’re hugely effective without being expensive!

 

NB: this is not a sponsored post a – I just really find this foil blanket super useful 😉👌🏾

 

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