For babies, tummy time is one of the earliest opportunities to learn to play and move. Although infants should always (!) sleep on their backs, regular tummy time while away is also important.
On their stomachs, babies learn to train the muscles in their neck and upper body. In addition, they gain more control over their own head. As soon as a baby gets older and stronger, you can also place a toy in front of your child in order to promote crawling, grasping and body motor skills.
So when can tummy time start? In general, you can start on the baby’s first day back from the hospital. The best way is to lay your baby on their stomach up to three times a day for three to five minutes.