lil'bee

Fun tummy time games

Activities & Play   |   Age: 8 weeks 3 days


Fun tummy time games

For growing babies, tummy time is kind of a big deal. Lying on the ground, stomach-down, is actually a great workout that conditions the typical baby’s arms, shoulders, neck, and upper back muscles. The only question is, how does your baby feel about tummy time? Some babies will stick to the ground like a snail while others may sometimes resist, usually with lots of flailing and wailing. If your baby proves tough to persuade, try encouraging this important baby ritual with the following modifications.

Provide entertainment

The next time you lay your baby down, try placing her favorite picture board book or toy right in front of her. This can distract your baby from thinking, “Hey! Why did they put me on my stomach?!” If a toy puts her at ease, you might want to consider investing in a tummy time gym, which is designed to provide ample entertainment for babies assuming this new and unfamiliar position.

Add some perspective

Once your baby starts displaying signs of head and neck control (usually around 3-4 months) you can add some spice to tummy time by propping her up with a nursing pillow or a small firm cushion. Simply position the pillow beneath your baby’s arms and chest, and see what happens next. For some babies, a heightened perspective can flip their outlook on tummy time from “No way” to “Woohoo!”

Cast some supporting players

Make tummy time a social affair. As soon as your baby is on the ground, bring your face up close to her and talk it out. If anyone else is home, you can encourage him or her to join the party as well. Even the presence of a family pet can be just enough to keep your baby happily occupied and unbothered during tummy time.


More articles at this age

How long does pumped and stored breast milk stay fresh?


Unlike store-bought milk, breast milk doesn't exactly come with an expiration date. It takes a little bit more knowledge and work to keep your breast milk as fresh as it was the day it was pumped.

Medication options for postpartum depression


Medication is only one way of treating postpartum depression, but for many women, it's a vital part of the treatment plan.

What's a good bedtime for a baby?


Depending on what kind of parent you are, bedtime for your baby either gives you feelings of loneliness or relief - or both! Either is fine, but no matter how you're feeling, you're going to need to figure out when exactly to put your baby to sleep. There are a couple things to consider when you're deciding on the right time for your baby to go night-night.

Trimming baby's nails


We often think of babies as snuggly bundles of love (and don't get us wrong, they are), but when those babies enter the world, they often arrive sporting full sets of nails. Since babies are prone to swinging and sweeping their limbs in all directions, you'll want to learn how to trim your baby's nails before they can do any damage to either of you.

How much sleep is too much for an infant?


There's no such thing as too much of a good thing - right? Well, when that good thing is sleep, it's usually true, but there are a few exceptions that can be causes for concern.

8 weeks old


your baby's social skills just keep on developing, as well as her love for you!

Welcome to lil'bee!

It looks like you're using an ad blocker. That's okay. Who doesn't? But without advertising-income, we can't keep making this site awesome. Please disable your ad blocker and refresh this page.

Thanks for understanding 🙏